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DWS Notebook: NCAA Tournament 1st Round
Courtesy: Duke Sports Information
Release: 11/08/2017
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DURHAM, N.C. – It’s officially dancing season, as the No. 1 seed Duke Blue Devils (19-2-0) open the 2017 NCAA Tournament this weekend at home against the UNCG Spartans. As the Blue Devils prepare to make a run for the first national championship in program history, it’s time to take a look back at last week and the 2017 season as a whole with the 13th edition of the 2017 DWS Weekly Notebook.

Looking Back…
The Blue Devils took down the fourth seed Virginia Cavaliers on Friday to advance to their first ACC Tournament Final in 17 seasons thanks to a goal from Ella Stevens early in the second half, with assists going to Schuyler DeBree and Chelsea Burns. However, Duke would fall in the championship match to No. 2 North Carolina, who scored in the opening minute of the second half and fought off a number of Blue Devil attempts to secure the victory.

Friday, Nov. 3
No. 1 Duke def. No. 4 Virginia, 1-0 (Recap, Stats)

Sunday, Nov. 5
No. 2 North Carolina def. No. 1 Duke, 1-0 (Recap, Stats)

Up Next…

Saturday, Nov. 11
No. 1 Duke (19-2-0, 10-0-0 ACC) vs. UNCG (11-7-3, 5-2-2 SoCon) – 7:00 p.m. ET
Durham, N.C.
Koskinen Stadium

DWS In The News…


Blue Devils In The ACC & NCAA Statistical Standings…

TEAM

Category Stat ACC Rank NCAA Rank
Winning Percentage .905 1st 2nd
Total Goals 45 1st 11th
Goals Against Average .472 1st 11th
Shutout Percentage .619 1st 13th
Save Percentage .831 1st 54th
Scoring Offense 2.14 2nd 22nd
Total Points 124 2nd 25th
Points Per Game 5.90 2nd 26th
Total Assists 34 3rd 39th
SOG Per Game 6.90 3rd 73rd
Assists Per Game 1.62 5th 56th

 

INDIVIDUAL

Category Stat ACC Rank NCAA Rank
Chelsea Burns
Game-Winning Goals 3 5th 110th

Imani Dorsey
SOG Per Game 1.85 2nd 35th
Points Per Game 1.35 3rd 59th
Total Points 27 4th 36th
Total Goals 10 4th 60th
Total Assists 7 4th 64th
Shots Per Game 3.25 5th 88th
Assists Per Game 0.35 5th 110th
Game-Winning Goals 3 5th 110th
Goals Per Game 0.50 6th 83rd

Kayla McCoy
Total Points 28 3rd 33rd
Total Goals 11 3rd 37th
Game-Winning Goals 4 3rd 45th
Points Per Game 1.33 4th 70th
Goals Per Game 0.52 5th 81st
Total Assists 6 7th 115th

EJ Proctor
Goals Against Average .441 1st 9th
Save Percentage .846 1st 31st
Shutouts 10 2nd 12th
Minutes Played 1634:09 7th 129th

Ella Stevens
Total Assists 7 4th 64th
Assists Per Game 0.33 6th 122nd
Game-Winning Goals 3 5th 110th


Leading The Blue Devils…
Points: Kayla McCoy, 28
Goals: Kayla McCoy, 11
Assists: Imani Dorsey & Ella Stevens, 7
Shots: Imani Dorsey, 65
Shots On Goal: Imani Dorsey, 37
Game-Winning Goals: Kayla McCoy, 4
Goals Against Average: EJ Proctor, 0.44
Saves: EJ Proctor, 44
Save Percentage: EJ Proctor, .846

2017 Blue Devil Goal Tracker…

  1. Taylor Racioppi (Ella Stevens & Imani Dorsey) at No. 6 North Carolina – Aug. 18, 2017 (24:46)
  2. Kayla McCoy (Taylor Racioppi) vs. Xavier – Aug. 20, 2017 (16:17)
  3. Chelsea Burns (Penalty Kick) vs. Xavier – Aug. 20, 2017 (73:10)
  4. Imani Dorsey (Unassisted) vs. Xavier – Aug, 20, 2017 (89:40)
  5. Chelsea Burns (Penalty Kick) vs. Bucknell – Aug. 25, 2017 (44:15)
  6. Imani Dorsey (Kayla McCoy & Taylor Racioppi) vs. Bucknell – Aug. 25, 2017 (51:22)
  7. Chelsea Burns (Penalty Kick) at Old Dominion – Aug. 27, 2017 (14:45)
  8. Kayla McCoy (Unassisted) at Old Dominion – Aug. 27, 2017 (21:14)
  9. Imani Dorsey (Unassisted) at Old Dominion – Aug. 27, 2017 (61:42)
  10. Imani Dorsey (Unassisted) vs. UNCW – Sept. 1, 2017 (38:55)
  11. Ella Stevens (Unassisted) vs. Auburn – Sept. 3, 2017 (23:59)
  12. Imani Dorsey (Kayla McCoy) vs. Auburn – Sept. 3, 2017 (55:12)
  13. Imani Dorsey (Rebecca Quinn) at West Virginia – Sept. 8, 2017 (28:27)
  14. Kat McDonald (Unassisted) at West Virginia – Sept. 8, 2017 (37:44)
  15. Kayla McCoy (Schuyler DeBree) at West Virginia – Sept. 8, 2017 (52:27)
  16. Kayla McCoy (Ella Stevens) at West Virginia – Sept. 8, 2017 (62:09)
  17. Kayla McCoy (Taylor Mitchell) vs. Utah – Sept. 11, 2017 (81:11)
  18. Rebecca Quinn (Unassisted) vs. Utah – Sept. 11, 2017 (81:56)
  19. Chelsea Burns (Penalty Kick) vs. Virginia Tech – Sept. 17, 2017 (42:41)
  20. Ashton Miller (Imani Dorsey) vs. Virginia Tech – Sept. 17, 2017 (50:49)
  21. Imani Dorsey (Karlie Paschall) vs. Virginia Tech – Sept. 17, 2017 (58:42)
  22. Own Goal at Notre Dame – Sept. 21, 2017 (59:15)
  23. Imani Dorsey (Taylor Racioppi) at Notre Dame – Sept. 21, 2017 (73:37)
  24. Malinda Allen (Schuyler DeBree, Ella Stevens) at Notre Dame – Sept. 21, 2017 (75:13)
  25. Ashton Miller (Unassisted) vs. Pitt – Sept. 24, 2017 (38:37)
  26. Kayla McCoy (Ashton Miller & Ella Stevens) vs. Pitt – Sept. 24, 2017 (66:16)
  27. Ella Stevens (Unassisted) at Louisville – Sept. 29, 2017 (23:50)
  28. Taylor Racioppi (Kayla McCoy) at Louisville – Sept. 29, 2017 (74:18)
  29. Ashton Miller (Unassisted) at Louisville – Sept. 29, 2017 (102:11)
  30. Kayla McCoy (Unassisted) vs. NC State – Oct. 5, 2017 (36:49)
  31. Chelsea Burns (Ashton Miller & Ella Stevens) vs. NC State – Oct. 5, 2017 (49:42)
  32. Ella Stevens (Chelsea Burns & Imani Dorsey) vs. Florida State – Oct. 8, 2017 (2:37)
  33. Imani Dorsey (Kayla McCoy) vs. Florida State – Oct. 8, 2017 (21:35)
  34. Kayla McCoy (Imani Dorsey) vs. Miami – Oct. 15, 2017 (51:24)
  35. Rebecca Quinn (Unassisted) vs. Miami – Oct. 15, 2017 (57:06)
  36. Malinda Allen (Olivia Erlbeck) vs. Miami – Oct. 15, 2017 (88:41)
  37. Taylor Racioppi (Imani Dorsey) at Boston College – Oct. 19, 2017 (3:35)
  38. Schuyler DeBree (Unassisted) at Boston College – Oct. 19, 2017 (61:27)
  39. Kayla McCoy (Ella Stevens) at Syracuse – Oct. 22, 2017 (8:21)
  40. Kayla McCoy (Imani Dorsey) at Syracuse – Oct. 22, 2017 (29:38)
  41. Kat McDonald (Kayla McCoy) at Virginia – Oct. 26, 2017 (86:19)
  42. Chelsea Burns (Ella Stevens) vs. Boston College – Oct. 29, 2017 (13:01)
  43. Imani Dorsey (Kayla McCoy) vs. Boston College – Oct. 29, 2017 (26:18)
  44. Kayla McCoy (Imani Dorsey) vs. Boston College – Oct. 29, 2017 (40:04)
  45. Ella Stevens (Schuyler DeBree & Chelsea Burns) vs. Virginia – Nov. 3, 2017 (46:27)


No. 1 On The Dance Floor…

For just the second time in school history, the Blue Devils will enter the NCAA Tournament as one of the field’s four No. 1 seeds. Duke’s stellar season, which featured a program record 19-match winning streak and the third ACC regular season title in school history, propelled the squad to a top seed. The only other time this feat was accomplished was in 2011, when Duke made one of its three College Cup appearances in school history.

The selection marks the 23rd time in history that the Blue Devils have made the Big Dance and the 14th time in the last 15 seasons.

We Are The Champions…
Thanks to a Notre Dame-UNC draw and a 1-0 victory at No. 10 Virginia on the final night of the regular season, the Blue Devils captured the third ACC regular season championship in program history and first since 2011. Duke capped a perfect 10-0-0 conference season, becoming the first team since Virginia in 2013 to finish perfect in ACC play.

The conference crown makes the Blue Devils the second school in ACC history to capture at least three regular season titles, joining North Carolina.

All ACC, All Duke…
Last Thursday’s announcement of the 2017 All-ACC Awards just kept reaffirming what we already know: Duke women’s soccer has been nothing short of dominant. There were 13 total honors for the Blue Devils, with four individual awards and a league-high and program record nine All-ACC selections. Robbie Church was named ACC Coach of the Year for the second time in his career (2011) and becomes the sixth coach in ACC history to earn the award multiple times.

Imani Dorsey (Offensive POTY), Schuyler DeBree (Defensive POTY) and Rebecca Quinn (Midfielder of the Year) pulled in the individual honors. Dorsey, DeBree and Quinn were also named All-ACC First Team, along with Kayla McCoy and EJ Proctor. Ella Stevens and Taylor Racioppi were tabbed All-ACC Second Team, while Ashton Miller earned third team laurels and Taylor Mitchell was named to the conference’s freshman team.

A Streak For The Record Books…
When the 2017 season is looked back upon, one of the major headlines will be the incredible 19-match winning streak the Blue Devils put together from Aug. 20 – Nov. 3. During the longest winning streak in DWS history, Duke defeated six ranked opponents, shut out 13 foes and went 2-0 at its home tournament for the first time since 2012. The 19-game stretch of wins was the longest in Duke athletics history since the men’s basketball program reeled off 25-straight wins from 2010-11 and finished tied for the 12th-longest streak in the athletic department’s history.

Another Day, Another Record Broken…
The winning streak was not the only record the Blue Devils captured this year. Duke racked up a program record 10 ACC wins, defeating Virginia Tech, No. 18 Notre Dame, Pitt, Louisville, NC State, No. 16 Florida State, Miami, Boston College, Syracuse and No. 10 Virginia.

Early Goal Emphasis…
Heading into the Florida State contest, head coach Robbie Church put a heavy emphasis on scoring within the first 15 minutes of play and his squad responded. Prior to that game, Duke had just one score within the first 15 minutes, but since then Ella Stevens (2:37 vs. Florida State), Taylor Racioppi (3:35 at Boston College), Kayla McCoy (8:21 at Syracuse) and Chelsea Burns (13:01 vs. Boston College, ACCT) have netted early goals.

A majority of Duke’s 45 goals have come midway through the first half and in the early portion of the second, as the it has tallied 10 in the 45:01 – 60:00 stretch and nine from 15:01 – 30:00. Twenty-three scores have come in the second half.

Set Em Up, Shut Em Down…
There have been a number of storylines to this year’s Duke women’s soccer squad, but one of the best has been the play of the Blue Devil defense. On the year, Duke has allowed just 10 goals, outscoring opponents 45-10, and has posted 13 total shutouts after the Virginia win last Friday. Over the last 10 matches, the Blue Devils have outscored foes 20-5 and shut out six opponents, including picking up three ranked victories.

Duke leads the ACC with a .472 goals against average and a .619 shutout percentage, which stand 11th and 13th in the NCAA, respectively. The Blue Devils kept the performance going strong through ACC play, as they earned clean sheets against eight of their 10 conference opponents. That mark is the most in program history.

A big part of that success has been the play of the Blue Devil backline of Chelsea Burns, Schuyler DeBree, Taylor Mitchell and Morgan Reid. Burns, DeBree and Reid have started every match for Duke and earned all 13 clean sheets, while Mitchell has drawn the start in 18 contests. Reid has played the full time in 19 matches this year, while DeBree has gone the distance in 18 games and Burns and Mitchell have 12 such performances.

Goals On Goals On Goals…
The Blue Devils continue to dominate on the offensive side of the ball as well, tallying 16 multi-goal matches this season. Duke has scored 45 times, which leads the ACC and is 11th in the NCAA. Ten Blue Devils have scored this year, showing the array of weapons coach Robbie Church has at his disposal, led by junior Kayla McCoy (11 goals) and senior Imani Dorsey (10 goals).

Proctor Nearly Flawless Between The Posts…
It’s been business as usual for EJ Proctor this season. She has been solely responsible for 10 of Duke’s 13 shutouts this year, putting her career total at 31, which is third in Duke history.

On the year, Proctor leads the ACC in goals against average (.441) and save percentage (.846), standing ninth and 31st in the nation. She is also second in the conference and 12th in the nation with her 10 clean sheets.

Duke In The Top 25…
The Blue Devils enter the opening week of NCAA Tournament play ranked third in the nation. Duke has been ranked in the top five across the board for eight-straight weeks.

Blue Devils In The RPI…
The first official NCAA women’s soccer RPI was released six weeks ago, with Duke opening the year at No. 6. That is the highest Duke has begun a season in the RPI since starting out at No. 3 in the first rankings of 2011.

Duke moved up to No. 4 six weeks ago and held strong there in the latest release. UNCG, who Duke faces on Saturday, is ranked 104th.

Dorsey Up For Senior CLASS Award…
Senior Imani Dorsey has been on a tear in her final season at Duke and she added to that by becoming one of 10 finalists for the prestigious Senior CLASS Award. Former Blue Devil standout Christina Gibbons captured the award last season, becoming the first in school history to do so. Dorsey is the fourth in DWS history to be named a finalist for the award and fans can vote for her daily until Nov. 20 by going to www.seniorclassaward.com/vote.

Blue Devils In The Record Book…
Several members of the 2017 DWS squad are made their way up the rankings in the Duke record book. Here’s where they stand heading into week 12.

Shots (Career)
1. Kelly Walbert (1992-95) – 317
2. Laura Weinberg (2010-13) – 314
3. Elisabeth Redmond (2006-09) – 274
4. Casey McCluskey (2001-04) – 233
5. Andi Melde (1994-97) – 220
6. Kelly Cobb (2011-14) – 219
7. Imani Dorsey (2014-Present) – 218
8. Kaitlyn Kerr (2010-13) – 214
9. Toni Payne (2013-16) – 206
10. Darby Kroyer (2002-06) – 199

Goalie GAA (Career)
1. EJ Proctor (2014-Present) – 0.69
2. Allison Lipsher (2004-07) – 0.87
3. Tara Campbell (2009-12) – 0.91
4. Robbie Coveleskie (1988-91) – 0.92
5. Cassidy Powers (2005-08) – 1.03

Goalie GAA (Season)
1. EJ Proctor (2017) – 0.41
2. Allison Lipsher (2005) – 0.59
3. EJ Proctor (2016) – 0.63
4. EJ Proctor (2015) – 0.64
5. Ronnie Coveleskie (1991) – 0.79

Saves (Career)
1. Melissa Carr (1992-95) – 320
2. Tara Campbell (2009-12) – 302
3. Allison Lipsher (2004-07) – 265
4. Thora Helgadottir (2000-03) – 248
5. Isis Dallis (1997-2000) – 243
6. EJ Proctor (2014-Present) – 197

Shutouts (Career)
1. Melissa Carr (1992-95) – 34.0
2. Allison Lipsher (2004-07) – 33.0
3. EJ Proctor (2014-Present) – 31.8
4. Tara Campbell (2009-12) – 30.0
5. Thora Helgadottir (2000-03) – 16.0

Shutouts (Season)
1. Tara Campbell (2011) – 13.0
3. EJ Proctor (2015) – 11.0
3. EJ Proctor (2017) – 10.2
3. EJ Proctor (2016) – 10.0
5. Five Tied – 9.0

Game-Winning Goals
1. Kelly Walbert (1992-95) – 20
2. Casey McCluskey (2001-04) – 17
3. Elizabeth Redmond (2006-09) – 14
T4. KayAnne Gummersall (2006-09) – 11  
T4. Kaitlyn Kerr (2010-13) – 11
T6. Laura Weinberg (2010-13) – 10  
T6. Sherrill Kester (1996-99) – 10  
T6. Katherine Remy (1992-95) – 10
T9. Kayla McCoy (2015-Present) – 9
T9. Imani Dorsey (2014-Present) – 9

T9. Kim DeCesare (2010-13) – 9  
T9. Ande Melde (1994-97) – 9  
T9. Caitlin Connolly (1989-92) – 9
14. Kelly Cobb (2011-14) – 8  
15. Ella Stevens (2016-Present) – 7

Most Multi-Goal Games
1. Casey McCluskey (2001-04) – 10
2. Laura Weinberg (2010-13) – 8
3. Kelly Walbert (1992-95) – 7
4. Kim DeCesare (2009-13) – 6
T5. Elisabeth Redmond (2006-09) – 5  
T5. Caitlin Connolly (1989-92) – 5
T7. Kayla McCoy (2015-Present) – 4
T7. Sherrill Kester (1996-99) – 4  
T7. Mollie Pathman (2010-13) – 4
T7. Kaitlyn Kerr (2010-13) – 4

Women's Soccer Announces 2018 Camp Dates...
The Duke women’s soccer program has announced dates for all of its 2018 camps. Registration for 2018 Duke Soccer School programs is now open. Those interested can get more information and sign up by going to www.GoDuke.com/wsoccer or www.DukeSoccerSchool.com.

Social Media…
For more information on Duke women’s soccer, follow the Blue Devils on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram by searching for “DukeWSoc”. You can also find all-access coverage of all Duke athletic programs on SnapChat by searching for “dukeathletics”.

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