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Game 8
Duke (3-2-2) vs. Wright State (1-3-1)
Sept. 24, 2013 | 7 p.m.
Durham, N.C. | Koskinen Stadium

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Setting the Scene
• Duke looks to rebound after a tough 2-1 loss to new ACC member Syracuse Friday night
• The Blue Devils are 3-2-2 and 3-0-1 in non-conference matches
• This will be the first meeting between Duke and Wright State
• The game will be broadcast live by Blue Devil Network and can be viewed with Inside Access subscribers from both Duke and Wright State

The Series History
Duke and Wright State are meeting for the first time in the programs’ histories ... In fact, this marks just the third time the Blue Devils have faced an opponent from the Horizon League ... Duke defeated Valparaiso and Cleveland State in 2007, 2-0 and 3-0, respectively.


Tale of the Tape

 

Duke

Wright State

Overall Record

3-2-2

1-3-1

Goals-Shot attempts

10-123

6-64

Goals scored per game

1.43

1.2

Shots on goal-Attempts

48-123

29-64

SOG Pct.

0.39

0.453

Shots/Game

17.57

12.8

GAA

1.19

1.52

Corner Kicks

42

33

Penalty Kicks

1-2

0-0

Yellow cards

11

7

Red cards

0

0


Duke by the Numbers
3 – Goals in the past two games for Duke rookie Brody Huitema
10 – ACC players, including Duke’s Huitema, who have netted a pair of goals in a game in 2013
2 – Where Seo-In Kim ranks in the ACC with three assists
39 –  Non-conference victories for the Blue Devils under head coach John Kerr
12 – Minutes Duke center midfielder Sean Davis has spent on the bench this season
4 – Goals on set pieces this season for Duke

About the Blue Devils
Duke looks to rebound after a tough 2-1 loss to new ACC opponent Syracuse Friday night ... The Blue Devils are 3-2-2 overall and unbeaten in non-conference play at 3-0-1 ... Freshman Brody Huitema headlines the attack with three goals in the past two games and seven points overall ... Classmate Seo-In Kim is tied for second in the ACC with three assists, while Zach Mathers has two goals and two assists ... Anchored by Sebastien Ibeagha and Nat Eggleston at center back and Alex Long in goal, Duke is allowing 1.19 goals per game ... Long sports four saves per game and a .780 save percentage in his seven starts ... Duke is 2-1-2 at home this season.

About the Raiders
Wright State is 1-3-1 overall with its lone win coming in the season opener against Marshall, 3-2 ... The Raiders most recently lost to Northern Kentucky 2-1 after battling Big Ten foe Ohio State 0-0 a week ago ... Overall, Wright State has netted just three goals in the past four games since tallying three scores in the opener ... Brett Elder owns two goals on the year, while Chris DuPont has a goal and two assists ... In goal, Craig Feehan has started all five games and has a 1.68 goals against average and a .714 save percentage with 20 saves.

Last Time Out
Freshman Brody Huitema scored just seconds into the second half to put the Blue Devils up 1-0 over Syracuse, but the Orange responded with a pair of goals 14 minutes apart to upend Duke 2-1 Friday night ... Huitema’s goal was his third in two games, while Luis Rendon notched his first assist of the season.

Duke In Non-Conference Play
Since 2008 Duke is 39-20-6 in non-conference games ... The Blue Devils are 3-0-1 this season, while the 2009 team’s 10-3-0 mark was the best in the past five seasons ... Duke went 5-4-1 last season in non-league games ... Overall, the Blue Devils are 38-14-5 in games against non-ACC programs since 2008.

Duke In Extra Time
The Blue Devils have played three overtime games this season, tying Rutgers and Virginia and Tech 1-1 in 110 minutes of action and beating Davidson 3-2 in OT ... Overall, Duke has played 119 overtime games in its history and is 44-36-39 in those contests ... Duke is 12-9-19 in multiple overtime games according to the season ledgers. ... The Blue Devils played a program-high seven overtime games in 2010.

Young Blue Devils Contributing
Eighteen of Duke’s 29 points this season have come from freshmen and sophomores ... Freshman Brody Huitema has a team-high seven points, while sophomore Zach Mathers has six ... Rookie Seo-In Kim has three assists and Jimmy Doll and Luis Rendon round out the underclassmen with one helper.

Next Up
The Blue Devils hit the road Friday night to another new ACC opponent in Notre Dame. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m., in South Bend. 


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