|#5 DUKE AT DAVIDSON|
|Time||Home Team||Visiting Team||Location||Links|
|6:00 pm||Davidson||Duke||Richardson Stadium||Live Video l Live Stats | Twitter|
DURHAM, N.C. – Following a 10-9 defeat of Syracuse Saturday in Durham, fifth-ranked Duke (10-1, 4-1 ACC) steps out of conference play to travel to in-state opponent Davidson Tuesday at 6 p.m. Live video and live stats links for the non-conference matchup will be available on GoDuke.com.
By the Numbers
250 - Career points accumulated by senior attacker Kerrin Maurer, who is now tied for third in program history with Caroline Cryer in the category
6 - Maurer’s current rank among all active Division I players in career points
1/11 - The team’s conference and national rank in goals against average (7.09)
9 - The Blue Devils’ national rank in scoring margin (6.55)
44 - Number of goals by which Duke is outscoring its opponents in the first half this season
4-1 - Duke’s record against ranked foes this spring
6-0 - The Blue Devils’ record at home so far this season
Davidson Series History
The Blue Devils and the Wildcats will meet for the 13th time in program history Tuesday ... Duke is undefeated in the all-time series with a 12-0 ledger ... The Blue Devils are 6-0 in contests played in Davidson, N.C. ... Last year’s meeting saw nine different Blue Devils tally goals to fuel a 21-2 victory at Koskinen Stadium ... Defensively, Duke limited Davidson to just two goals on six shots ... Defender Taylor Virden won five draw controls to help the Blue Devils take the category, 18-6.
Scouting the Wildcats
Davidson (3-5, 0-1 A-10) will look to snap a three-game losing streak against Duke Tuesday ... The Wildcats are coming off of a 10-11 loss to George Washington in the team’s Atlantic-10 opener last weekend ... Emily Cooke paces the attack with 20 points on four goals and 16 assists while Lucy Sexton (19g) and Annie Brockett (16g, 3a) both have 19 points each ... Cooke moved into second place on Davidson’s all-time career points list earlier this month and holds the school’s career assists record ... Emma Sissman leads the team at the draw with 25 in eight games, while goalkeeper Katy Boyle owns a 10.23 goals against average and a .444 save percentage.
Blue Devils vs. the Atlantic-10
The Duke program is 31-2 all-time against Atlantic-10 opponents ... The Blue Devils defeated A-10 member Richmond in February, 17-4.
A Look at Duke
The Blue Devils moved up one spot to No. 5 in the IWLCA Coaches Poll after edging No. 7 Syracuse Saturday, 10-9 ... The squad is outscoring opponents by an average of 6.55 goals a game to rank second in the ACC and ninth nationally ... Duke is also 10th in the country in total points (220) and 11th in goals against average (7.09) ... Senior Kerrin Maurer ranks second in the ACC in assists per game (1.82) and ranks fifth in points per game (4.00) ... Junior Kelsey Duryea is among the top five goalkeepers nationally in save percentage (.520) and leads the conference in that category as well as in goals against average (6.86).
Last Time Out
Sixth-ranked Duke came out on top in a back-and-forth battle between a pair of top-10 teams Saturday, defeating No. 7 Syracuse 10-9 in Koskinen Stadium ... The Blue Devils rebounded from a loss last weekend at Virginia to collect their fourth victory in ACC play ... Senior Brigid Smith recorded her fourth hat trick of the season and freshman midfielder Maddie Crutchfield logged a season-high three points and added three caused turnovers ... Senior attacker Kerrin Maurer matched a career-high with eight draw controls ... Junior goalkeeper Kelsey Duryea totaled nine saves in the victory.
The Blue Devils prevailed over Syracuse, 10-9, in their first one-goal game of the season Saturday ... The program is 32-32 all-time in contests decided by one goal ... Since 2010, Duke has played in 17 one-games, posting an 11-6 record in that span.
Seniors Kerrin Maurer and Brigid Smith pace the Duke attack with four hat tricks on the season while three other Blue Devils - seniors Katie Trees and Taylor Trimble and freshman Kyra Harney - have recorded three ... Smith collected her fourth hat trick Saturday in the win over the Orange ... Maurer leads all current Blue Devils with 22 hat tricks for her career ... Trimble tallied four goals to fuel a 10-8 Duke victory at Louisville March 14 ... Maurer scored a season-high six markers in the opener at Elon Feb. 7.
Maurer Quarterbacks Duke Attack
Senior Kerrin Maurer continues to lead the Blue Devil offense in her final season ... The Setauket, N.Y., native paces Duke in goals, assists, points and draw controls ... She owns 108 assists for her career to rank second all-time at Duke and 10th in ACC history ... Maurer is seventh among all active Division I players in career assists and first among current ACC student-athletes in the category ... She reached the 250 point mark for her career in Saturday’s win over Syracuse, tying her for third all-time at Duke.
Div. I Active Career Leaders - Points
|1||Covie Stanwick, Boston College||Sr||69||178||102||280|
|2||Shannon Gilroy, Florida||Sr||75||225||54||279|
|3||Loren Generi, Navy||Sr||71||196||76||272|
|4||Jill Remenapp, Denver||Sr||65||102||168||270|
|5||Kayla Treanor, Syracuse||Jr||58||180||71||251|
|6||Kerrin Maurer, Duke||Sr||68||142||108||250|
Div. I Active Career Leaders - Assists
|1||Jill Remenapp, Denver||Sr||65||168|
|2||Jackie Cifarellil, Ohio State||Sr||67||156|
|3||Emily Cooke, Davidson||Sr||63||121|
|4||Annie Thomas, Loyola||Sr||71||119|
|5||Maggie McCormick, Penn State||Sr||68||118|
|6||Brittain Altomare, Hofstra||Sr||63||115|
|7||Kerrin Maurer, Duke||Sr||68||108|
Senior Experience Paying Dividends
Duke is fielding one of its most experienced teams in recent history, led by an eight-member senior class ... The starting lineup features six seniors, including Chelsea Landon, Kerrin Maurer and Brigid Smith on attack, Katie Trees and Taylor Trimble in the midfield and Gabby Moise on defense ... Captain Erin Tenneson has seen valuable minutes on the second midfield line and Angel Thompson provides leadership as the team’s backup goalie ... The eight seniors average 52.1 games played and 33.5 games started for their careers.
Noting the Strong Start
The Blue Devils’ 10-1 record to open the spring matches the program’s best start to a season, set in 2006 ... That team went on to finish the spring as the ACC regular season champions and reached the NCAA semifinals ... Head coach Kerstin Kimel’s squad is tied for third among all Division I teams with a .909 win percentage.
Devilish on Defense
Opponents are averaging just 7.09 goals per game against a tough Duke defense ... Duke currently leads the ACC and is ranked 11th nationally in that category ... The defensive unit has held nine of its 11 opponents to single-digit scoring ... The Blue Devils have averaged 7.5 caused turnovers a game ... Anchored by junior Kelsey Duryea in the net, Duke has kept opponents off the board for 20 or more minutes four times on the spring and for 15 or more minutes 11 times.
|Opponent||Scoring Drought||Duke Run|
|William & Mary||44:21||14-0|
Senior attacker Kerrin Maurer has tallied at least one point in a career-best 37 consecutive games heading into the weekend ... The Setauket, N.Y., native has scored multiple goals in nine of the 10 contests this spring and posted multiple assists seven times ... Senior Taylor Trimble and freshman Kyra Harney have registered at least one point in all 11 games this spring.
Blue Devils Climbing Career Charts
Senior Kerrin Maurer has surpassed the 250 points, 100 draw controls and 100 assists marks for her career this season ... She is one of just nine players all-time at Duke with 200 or more points for her career (250) and moved into a tie for third with Caroline Cryer on the all-time list last weekend ... The 250 career points also rank her sixth among all active Division I players ... Senior Taylor Trimble recorded the 100th goal of her career in the season-opening win over Elon ... Junior goalkeeper Kelsey Duryea owns 366 saves for her career to rank sixth at Duke and topped the 100 ground balls mark March 14 against Louisville.
Duke in the Polls
The Blue Devils have been ranked inside the top 10 of the IWLCA Coaches Poll every week dating back to May, 2008 when the squad was tabbed No. 12 ... The squad earned a season-high ranking of No. 4 in the IWLCA poll March 9 ... The No. 4 ranking was the highest for the program since March of 2012.
Scheduling the Best
Duke’s 2015 slate features nine teams currently ranked in the IWLCA and Inside Lacrosse national polls ... The Blue Devils’ schedule includes matchups with four of the top five teams in the coaches poll ... Duke will face 10 of the teams selected to the 2014 NCAA Tournament field, including national semifinalists Northwestern, Syracuse and Virginia.
250 Victories for Kimel and Duke Program
The March 14 victory at Louisville marked the 250th for the Duke program ... Head coach Kerstin Kimel has guided the Blue Devils to an all-time record of 251-119 since establishing the program in 1996 ... Kimel registered the 250th victory of her coaching career Feb. 22 against William & Mary ... She is one of just six active Division I head coaches with 250 or more career wins.