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Courtesy: Peyton Williams
Duke Set for Midweek Trip to Furman
Wednesday 03/17/2014  -  Duke Sports Information
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Game 9
No. 3/4 Duke at Furman
March 18, 2014 | 7 p.m.
Greenville, S.C. | Paladin Football Stadium
 
 
Setting the Scene
• Duke picked up its first ACC victory with a 9-8 overtime win over North Carolina Saturday
• The Blue Devils are 6-2 and 1-1 in the ACC
• Duke is playing its fifth game in 17 days
• Furman is 0-7 in its first year of lacrosse
• Duke returns home following the midweek tilt to host ACC newcomer Syracuse March 23
 
The Series History
• Duke and Furman are meeting for the first time
• The Paladins are in their first year of lacrosse
• Furman head coach Richie Meade faced the Blue Devils six times as the head coach at Navy - Duke is 6-0 in those meetings
 

Tale of the Tape

Category

Duke

Furman

Overall Record

6-2

0-7

Shots/Game

37.2

27.4

Goals/Game

11.88

6

Assists/Game

7.25

3.86

Points/Game

19.13

9.86

Shot % 

0.319

0.219

GAA

9.1

14.15

GBs/Game

34.1

21.7

EMO

5-24 (.208)

5-30 (.167)

Man Down

22-34 (.647)

13-19 (.684)

Clears

131-148 (.885)

98-126 (.778)

Faceoff %

116-193 (.601)

72-165 (.436)

 
By the Numbers
3 – Wins shy of reaching win No. 500 for the Duke men’s lacrosse program
6 – Assists needed by Jordan Wolf to become the fourth player in Duke history and 14th in ACC history to amass 100 career goals and 100 career assists
8 – Game win streak for the Blue Devils at Koskinen Stadium heading into the tilt with Syracuse Sunday
4.5 – Points per game for senior Jordan Wolf after his 13 points last week
.576 - Luke Aaron’s save percentage after making 15 saves on 23 shots on goal
0-2 – Record on the road this season heading to Furman with losses to Maryland and Loyola
345 – Career ground balls by senior Brendan Fowler, third among active players and just 55 shy of becoming the first Blue Devil with 400 GBs
2-2 – Duke’s record against top five opponents this season
5 – Ground balls for Henry Lobb against North Carolina - a career-high in his third game back from injury
6 – Games in 22 days Duke will have played when it hosts Syracuse Sunday – Maryland (March 1), Loyola (March 9), Marquette (March 11), North Carolina (March 15), Furman (March 18), Syracuse (March 23
9 – Goals by Kyle Keenan, a career-best and one more than he had his previous two seasons combined
 
Scouting Furman
Furman, in its first season of lacrosse, is 0-7 overall ... The Paladins’ closest game was an 11-9 setback to Michigan at home ... Furman also has played ACC foe  North Carolina, losing 19-3 ... Kenny Meinsen has a team-high 13 goals, while Graham Dabbs’ 14 points (8g, 6a) are tops ... Hil Blaze handles the faceoff duties and sports a .442 win percentage (61-of-138) ... Ben Yeatman and Joe Stone both have four caused turnovers, while Jake Gavin and Frazer Kinsley have split time between the pipes ... Gavin is 0-3 with a 17.42 goals against average and a .406 save percentage, while Kinsley is 0-4 with a 12.5 GAA and .508 save percentage.
 
About The Blue Devils
Duke is coming off of a thrilling 9-8 overtime win over No. 4 North Carolina Saturday ... The Blue Devils are 6-2 overall and 1-1 against ACC foes ... Senior Jordan Wolf has 36 points off of 23 goals and 13 assists, while Josh Dionne has 16 goals to his name ... Duke has four players - Wolf, Dionne and Deemer Class and Case Matheis - with at least 10 goals ... Brendan Fowler is winning 61 percent of his draws (105-of-172) and has picked up 63 ground balls ... Luke Duprey help anchors the defense with 12 caused turnovers, while Casey Carroll owns a team-high 17 ... The trio of close defensemen - Carroll, Chris Hipps and Henry Lobb - join Luke Aaron in protecting the crease ... Aaron is 5-2 and sports an 8.51 goals against average and a .576 save percentage.
 
A Win Over Furman Would
• Make Duke 202-124 in the month of March
• Give head coach John Danowski his 337th career victory and 118th at Duke
• Be the program’s 498th victory
• Be Duke’s 141st win since 2005
 
Duke In the Month of March
Duke is 201-124 all time in the month of March and an impressive 44-11 since 2007 ... Seven of Duke’s 11 losses in March have come against Maryland (4) and Loyola (3).
 
On The Road
Since 2007, the Blue Devils are 20-8 in games played on an opponent’s campus ... The Blue Devils are 0-2 in true road games this season with losses at Maryland and Loyola.
 
Reaching the Perfect 10
Since 2007, Duke is 103-7 when scoring at least 10 goals in a game ... The Blue Devils are 13-24 when being held to fewer than 10 scores ... Duke is 30-25 when allowing 10 goals in a contest and is 85-6 when holding opponents under 10 goals.
 
Wolf Riding Point Scoring Streak
With eight points against Marquette, Jordan Wolf extended his nation’s-best point scoring streak to 49 games  ... He has 112 goals and 74 assists for 186 points in that span ... Wolf has failed to score a point in just five games in his career and Duke is 1-4 in those contests ... Wolf was last held scoreless in the 2011 NCAA semifinal against Maryland - May 28, 2011.
 
Keenan Eyeing Breakout Season
Inside Lacrosse wrote in December that it thought Kyle Keenan was a prime candidate for the ACC’s “Breakout Stud” ... Keenan is off to a strong first half of the season with nine goals and four assists ... Keenan has surpassed his goal production from both 2012 and 2013 and has already matched his point total from last season.
 

Keenan Career Scoring Breakdown

Year

GP-GS

G

A

Pts

2012

15-3

4

2

6

2013

18-0

4

6

10

2014

8-0

9

4

13

 

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