No. 8 Duke vs. No. 13 Stanford
Sunday, Oct 20 l 12 p.m.
Durham, N.C. l Williams Field at Jack Katz Stadium
DURHAM, N.C. – Following a narrow 4-3 loss to ACC opponent Virginia Friday evening in Charlottesville, Va., the eighth-ranked Duke field hockey team (10-4, 2-2 ACC) steps outside of conference play Sunday in a 12 p.m. meeting with No. 13 Stanford at Williams Field at Jack Katz Stadium.
Stanford Series History
Duke has won all three of its previous matchups against the Cardinal, with the most recent meeting coming in the first round of the 2011 NCAA Tournament … The Blue Devils won that neutral-site contest, 5-0 … Senior Emmie Le Marchand led the way in that game, tallying three goals, while redshirt senior Devon Gagliardi added one goal and one assist.
Duke vs. the NorPac
The Blue Devils own a commanding 87-10-3 record historically against teams in the NorPac Conference … Duke is 3-0 against NorPac teams this season with wins over Radford, Longwood and California.
Scouting the Cardinal
No. 13 Stanford is 10-4 on the season and 1-1 in NorPac play after topping Wake Forest Friday evening, 1-0, in overtime … The squad has registered seven shutouts this fall … In goal, Dulcie Davies sports an .831 save percentage to rank ninth nationally entering the weekend … She also has compiled a 0.90 goals against average … Hope Burke paces the Cardinal offense with 18 points on seven goals and four assists.