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Duke Resumes ACC Schedule with Virginia Tech Friday
Friday 09/12/2013  -  Duke Sports Information
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Game 5
Duke (2-1-1, 0-1-0 ACC) vs. Virginia Tech (2-1-0, 1-0-0 ACC)
Sept. 13 | 7 p.m.
Durham, N.C. | Koskinen Stadium

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Setting the Scene
•  Duke resumes ACC play Friday night against Virginia Tech at Koskinen Stadium
• The Blue Devils are looking for their first conference win and third overall victory of the year
• Virginia Tech is 1-0-0 in ACC action with a win over then-No. 17 Syracuse last Friday ... The Hokies are 2-1-0 overall

The Series Histories
The Blue Devils and Hokies have squared off just 14 times overall and 10 times since Virginia Tech joined the ACC ... Duke is 9-2-3 overall against the Hokies and 5-0-0 under head coach John Kerr ... Overall, Duke has outscored Virginia Tech 17-4 in the past five seasons.

Tale of the Tape

 

Duke

VT

Overall Record

2-1-1

2-1-0

Goals-Shot attempts

5-69

4-48

Goals scored per game

1.25

1.33

Shots on goal-Attempts

24-69

21-48

SOG Pct.

0.348

0.438

Shots/Game

17.25

16

GAA

0.95

0.97

Corner Kicks

24

18

Penalty Kicks

1-1

0-0

Yellow cards

7

5

Red cards

0

0

Duke by the Numbers
8 – Saves by redshirt senior Alex Long against Georgia Southern, a career-high for the keeper
5 – Points for sophomore Zach Mathers, just three shy of his total from a year ago
3 –  Double overtime games played between Duke and Virginia Tech in the short series history
100 – Percent of games Sebastien Ibeagha played in which he started at Duke
24 – Corner kicks for the Blue Devils this season
7 – The most goals scored by Duke against Virginia Tech, a 7-3 win Sept. 4, 1988
2 – Goals scored by the Hokies in the past three contests against Duke
10 – Goals scored by Duke in the past three outings with Virginia Tech
4 – Current Blue Devils who have scored a goal or an assist against Virginia Tech in his career
9 – Years since Duke has suffered a loss to Virginia Tech, losing to the Huskies 1-0 in Durham in 2004

About the Blue Devils
Duke resumes the ACC schedule with a 2-1-1 overall record and 0-1-0 mark in conference play ... The Blue Devils are coming off of a 1-0 win over Georgia Southern Tuesday night in Koskinen Stadium ... Zach Mathers is the team’s top scorer with five points from two goals and an assist, while Sean Davis also owns two goals ... Alex Long recently recorded his second shutout for the Blue Devils and owns 20 saves and a 0.95 goals against average ... Duke is 2-0-1 at home this season and has allowed just one goal.

Scouting the Hokies
After splitting the opening weekend at the James Madison Tournament, Virginia Tech came out and beat then No. 17 Syracuse 2-1 in overtime in Blacksburg, Va., to start the ACC season 1-0-0 ... The Hokies’ loss came at the hands of Fordham 2-1 ... Four different players have a goal for Virginia Tech with Robert Alberti leading all point scorers with a goal and an assist ... Kyle Renfro has played every minute for the Hokies and sports a 0.97 goals against average.

Last Time We Met
Zach Mathers netted an unassisted goal in the 31st minute and Riley Wolfe added a security score in the 88th minute to lift Duke to the 2-0 road victory over Virginia Tech ... James Belshaw made two saves in the shutout win, while Jonathan Aguirre provided an assist to Wolfe’s goal.

Duke Offense Fares Well vs. Hokies
Since Virginia Tech joined the ACC in 2004, the Blue Devils have been held to one or fewer goals three times ... Meanwhile, Duke has registered four-plus goals in three games and two-plus goals in seven of the 10 outings ... Since 2008, Duke is outscoring the Hokies 17-4 and 7-2 at home.

Duke In Extra Time
The Blue Devils have played one overtime game this season, tying Rutgers 1-1 in 110 minutes of action ... Overall, Duke has played 117 overtime games in its history and is 43-36-38 in those contests ... Duke is 12-9-18 in multiple overtimes according to the season ledgers.

Next Up
The Blue Devils hit the road for a non-conference game at Southern Conference rival Davidson Tuesday, Sept. 17 at 7 p.m. ... Duke’s next home game comes against Syracuse, Sept. 20.

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