DURHAM, N.C. – Just 90 minutes separate the No. 1 seed Duke Blue Devils (22-2-0) from the 2017 College Cup, as they host the Baylor Bears (15-5-3) in the NCAA Quarterfinals Friday at Koskinen Stadium.
Kickoff is set for 5:00 p.m. ET, with Ryan Craig on the call. The contest will be live streamed on WatchESPN, which fans can access through WatchESPN.com and the ESPN app.
The Blue Devils continue their quest for the first national championship in program history after defeating UNCG, Oklahoma State and No. 4 Texas in the first three rounds. A win Friday will advance Duke to its fourth College Cup and third since 2011.
No. 1 Duke Blue Devils (22-2-0, 10-0-0 ACC)
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Baylor Bears (15-5-3, 4-4-1 Big 12)
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Match Day Info…
Friday, Nov. 24
No. 1 Duke vs. Baylor – 5:00 p.m. ET
Friday’s contest will be live streamed on WatchESPN. Fans can access the live stream through WatchESPN.com or the ESPN app.
No. 1 Duke vs. Baylor WatchESPN Broadcast
Duke will provide live stats for Friday’s match. Fans can access them by going to GoDuke.com/wsoccer.
Tickets for the quarterfinals of the NCAA Tournament at Koskinen Stadium are available for purchase. Adult tickets are $8, with senior tickets $5 and children 12 and under at $3 for Friday’s two contests and Sunday’s match. All Duke students and DUAA staff will receive free admission. To purchase tickets, fans can go to www.GoDuke.com/tickets or call 919-681-BLUE (2583).
Last Time Out…
It was a clinical weekend from the Blue Devils, who set a school NCAA Tournament record in the 7-0 defeat of Oklahoma State and followed it with a 3-0 shutout of the No. 4 seeded Texas Longhorns to advance to the NCAA Quarterfinals. Karlie Paschall, Taylor Racioppi, Imani Dorsey and Kayla McCoy each tallied multiple goals over the weekend as a total of six Blue Devils scored between the two contests. Ella Stevens recorded assists on four of the goals to move her team-high total to 11.
Friday, Nov. 17
No. 1 Duke def. Oklahoma State, 7-0 (Recap, Stats)
Sunday, Nov. 19
No. 1 Duke def. No. 4 Texas, 3-0 (Recap, Stats)
A Blue Devil Win Would…
- Send Duke to the College Cup for the fourth time in history and third time since the 2011 season
- Be the 23rd win of the season, setting a new school record
- Mark the 15th win at home in 2017, setting a new single-season record
- Be the 10th ranked win of 2017, setting a new school mark
- Improve Duke’s NCAA Tournament record to 37-20-9
- Improve Robbie Church’s NCAA Tournament record to 30-13-8
In the Rankings...
United Soccer Coaches: 3rd
Soccer America: 3rd
United Soccer Coaches: 23rd
Soccer America: NR
Scouting The Bears...
The Baylor Bears will be looking to make their first College Cup appearance in school history on Friday. They are led by Aline De Lima, who tops the team with seven goals, eight assists and 22 points. Jennifer Wandt has been the primary in goal, allowing 15 scores (0.71 GAA) and making 62 saves in 1892:45 minutes of work.
The Series with Baylor...
Overall: Baylor leads 1-0-0
In Durham: Baylor leads 1-0-0
In NCAA Tournament: First Meeting
First Meeting: Baylor def. Duke, 4-0 (Sept. 25, 1998 in Durham, N.C.)
Current Streak: Baylor +1
Leading The Blue Devils…
Points: Imani Dorsey, 35
Goals: Imani Dorsey & Kayla McCoy, 13
Assists: Ella Stevens, 11
Shots: Imani Dorsey, 81
Shots On Goal: Imani Dorsey, 44
Game-Winning Goals: Imani Dorsey, 5
Goals Against Average: EJ Proctor, 0.38
Saves: EJ Proctor, 45
Save Percentage: EJ Proctor, .849
2017 Blue Devil Goal Tracker…
- Taylor Racioppi (Ella Stevens & Imani Dorsey) at No. 6 North Carolina – Aug. 18, 2017 (24:46)
- Kayla McCoy (Taylor Racioppi) vs. Xavier – Aug. 20, 2017 (16:17)
- Chelsea Burns (Penalty Kick) vs. Xavier – Aug. 20, 2017 (73:10)
- Imani Dorsey (Unassisted) vs. Xavier – Aug, 20, 2017 (89:40)
- Chelsea Burns (Penalty Kick) vs. Bucknell – Aug. 25, 2017 (44:15)
- Imani Dorsey (Kayla McCoy & Taylor Racioppi) vs. Bucknell – Aug. 25, 2017 (51:22)
- Chelsea Burns (Penalty Kick) at Old Dominion – Aug. 27, 2017 (14:45)
- Kayla McCoy (Unassisted) at Old Dominion – Aug. 27, 2017 (21:14)
- Imani Dorsey (Unassisted) at Old Dominion – Aug. 27, 2017 (61:42)
- Imani Dorsey (Unassisted) vs. UNCW – Sept. 1, 2017 (38:55)
- Ella Stevens (Unassisted) vs. Auburn – Sept. 3, 2017 (23:59)
- Imani Dorsey (Kayla McCoy) vs. Auburn – Sept. 3, 2017 (55:12)
- Imani Dorsey (Rebecca Quinn) at West Virginia – Sept. 8, 2017 (28:27)
- Kat McDonald (Unassisted) at West Virginia – Sept. 8, 2017 (37:44)
- Kayla McCoy (Schuyler DeBree) at West Virginia – Sept. 8, 2017 (52:27)
- Kayla McCoy (Ella Stevens) at West Virginia – Sept. 8, 2017 (62:09)
- Kayla McCoy (Taylor Mitchell) vs. Utah – Sept. 11, 2017 (81:11)
- Rebecca Quinn (Unassisted) vs. Utah – Sept. 11, 2017 (81:56)
- Chelsea Burns (Penalty Kick) vs. Virginia Tech – Sept. 17, 2017 (42:41)
- Ashton Miller (Imani Dorsey) vs. Virginia Tech – Sept. 17, 2017 (50:49)
- Imani Dorsey (Karlie Paschall) vs. Virginia Tech – Sept. 17, 2017 (58:42)
- Own Goal at Notre Dame – Sept. 21, 2017 (59:15)
- Imani Dorsey (Taylor Racioppi) at Notre Dame – Sept. 21, 2017 (73:37)
- Malinda Allen (Schuyler DeBree, Ella Stevens) at Notre Dame – Sept. 21, 2017 (75:13)
- Ashton Miller (Unassisted) vs. Pitt – Sept. 24, 2017 (38:37)
- Kayla McCoy (Ashton Miller & Ella Stevens) vs. Pitt – Sept. 24, 2017 (66:16)
- Ella Stevens (Unassisted) at Louisville – Sept. 29, 2017 (23:50)
- Taylor Racioppi (Kayla McCoy) at Louisville – Sept. 29, 2017 (74:18)
- Ashton Miller (Unassisted) at Louisville – Sept. 29, 2017 (102:11)
- Kayla McCoy (Unassisted) vs. NC State – Oct. 5, 2017 (36:49)
- Chelsea Burns (Ashton Miller & Ella Stevens) vs. NC State – Oct. 5, 2017 (49:42)
- Ella Stevens (Chelsea Burns & Imani Dorsey) vs. Florida State – Oct. 8, 2017 (2:37)
- Imani Dorsey (Kayla McCoy) vs. Florida State – Oct. 8, 2017 (21:35)
- Kayla McCoy (Imani Dorsey) vs. Miami – Oct. 15, 2017 (51:24)
- Rebecca Quinn (Unassisted) vs. Miami – Oct. 15, 2017 (57:06)
- Malinda Allen (Olivia Erlbeck) vs. Miami – Oct. 15, 2017 (88:41)
- Taylor Racioppi (Imani Dorsey) at Boston College – Oct. 19, 2017 (3:35)
- Schuyler DeBree (Unassisted) at Boston College – Oct. 19, 2017 (61:27)
- Kayla McCoy (Ella Stevens) at Syracuse – Oct. 22, 2017 (8:21)
- Kayla McCoy (Imani Dorsey) at Syracuse – Oct. 22, 2017 (29:38)
- Kat McDonald (Kayla McCoy) at Virginia – Oct. 26, 2017 (86:19)
- Chelsea Burns (Ella Stevens) vs. Boston College – Oct. 29, 2017 (13:01)
- Imani Dorsey (Kayla McCoy) vs. Boston College – Oct. 29, 2017 (26:18)
- Kayla McCoy (Imani Dorsey) vs. Boston College – Oct. 29, 2017 (40:04)
- Ella Stevens (Schuyler DeBree & Chelsea Burns) vs. Virginia – Nov. 3, 2017 (46:27)
- Imani Dorsey (Unassisted) vs. UNCG – Nov. 11, 2017 (69:00)
- Taylor Racioppi (Kayla McCoy & Ella Stevens) vs. Oklahoma State – Nov. 17, 2017 (9:16)
- Kayla McCoy (Rebecca Quinn) vs. Oklahoma St. - Nov. 17, 2017 (24:38)
- Rebecca Quinn (Imani Dorsey) vs. Oklahoma St. - Nov. 17, 2017 (28:30)
- Karlie Paschall (Kat McDonald & Imani Dorsey) vs. Oklahoma St. - Nov. 17, 2017 (34:53)
- Imani Dorsey (Kat McDonald & Ella Stevens) vs. Oklahoma St. - Nov. 17, 2017 (35:19)
- Karlie Paschall (Rebecca Quinn) vs. Oklahoma St. - Nov. 17, 2017 (65:29)
- Anna Munro (Tess Boade) vs. Oklahoma St. - Nov. 17, 2017 (73:09)
- Imani Dorsey (Taylor Racioppi) vs. Texas – Nov. 19, 2017 (2:45)
- Kayla McCoy (Ella Stevens) vs. Texas – Nov. 19, 2017 (30:34)
- Taylor Racioppi (Ella Stevens) vs. Texas – Nov. 19, 2017 (64:25)
Need To Know…
- No. 1 seed Duke dominated Oklahoma State and Texas last weekend to make its 10th appearance in the NCAA Quarterfinals. The Blue Devils tallied 10 total goals and held both sides scoreless to advance to the Elite Eight for their sixth-straight NCAA Tournament appearance.
- The Blue Devils’ 22 wins in 2017 are tied for the most in school history, with the record set in 2011.
- Head coach Robbie Church captured his 400th-career victory (men’s and women’s) in Friday night’s win against Oklahoma State.
- The Blue Devils captured its third ACC regular season championship and first since 2011 with a perfect 10-0-0 record in conference play. Duke is the first since Virginia in 2013 to finish perfect in the league.
- Duke took home four of the five ACC individual awards and a league high nine All-ACC honors last week. Robbie Church was named Coach of the Year, while Imani Dorsey (Offensive POTY), Schuyler DeBree (Defensive POTY) and Rebecca Quinn (Midfielder of the Year) pulled in the other three honors.
- Duke won a program best 19-straight matches from Aug. 20 - Nov. 3. The previous record was eight straight in 2000.
- Leading the Duke attack are senior Imani Dorsey and junior Kayla McCoy, who lead the squad with 13 goals as well as 35 and 33 points, respectively. Dorsey has tallied a point in 17 matches, while McCoy has six goals and three assists in the last 10 contests.
- On the defensive end for Duke has been the standouts of Chelsea Burns, Schuyler DeBree, Morgan Reid and Taylor Mitchell. Burns, DeBree and Reid have have started all 24 contests and recorded 16 clean sheets. DeBree has gone the distance in 20 games this season and Reid in 19, while Mitchell and Burns have 13 such performances.
- Senior EJ Proctor has been nothing short of dominant in goal this year. She has drawn 22 starts (1877:24 minutes) and leads the ACC in goals against average (0.38) and save percentage (.849). She is second in the league with 12 shutouts and is tied for second in the Duke records with 33 for her career.
Three Down, Three To Go…
The Blue Devils are halfway home in their ultimate goal of winning the program’s first national championship after defeating UNCG, Oklahoma State and No. 4 Texas in the first three rounds of the 2017 NCAA Tournament. Duke has now reached the quarterfinals of the Big Dance for their sixth-straight postseason appearance and 10th time in history. Robbie Church is now 29-13-8 in NCAA Tournament play and has reached the Elite Eight for the eighth time as the leader of the Blue Devils.
Records Keep Falling In 2017…
Between trophies won and records broken, the 2017 edition of Duke women’s soccer continues to cement themselves as the best team in program history. With Sunday’s win, the Blue Devils continued their run up the record books. Here’s a look at how the 2017 squad has rewritten the DWS records.
ACC Win In A Season: 10 (1st)
ACC Shutouts: 8 (1st)
Win In A Season: 22 (T-1st with 2011)
Shutouts: 16 (T-1st with 2011)
Wins Against Ranked Opponent: 9 (T-1st with 2011)
Home Wins: 14 (T-1st with 2011)
Fewest Goals Allowed At Home: 3 (3rd)
Goals: 56 (5th)
Points: 159 (T-6th with 2008)
Assists: 47 (9th)
Dorsey Moving Up The Charts…
With a pair of goals over the weekend, senior Imani Dorsey continued to climb up the DWS record books. On the career side, she is now fourth in shots (234), fourth in game-winning goals (11), tied for seventh in goals (28) and assists (21) and eighth in points (77).
She also made moves on the single-season side of things, moving into a tie for fifth in points (35) and game winners (5), to seventh with 81 shots and tied for ninth with 13 goals.
Church And Company Tabbed USC East Regional Staff Of The Year…
Thanks to the numerous records that have fallen and trophies accumulated, head coach Robbie Church and his staff of Erwin van Bennekom, Carla Overbeck and Lane Davis were tabbed the United Soccer Coaches East Regional Staff of the Year. They will be entered into the voting for national staff of the year, which will be announced on Dec. 19.
Duke Scores A TD, Tacks On The PAT…
It was a clinical performance from the Blue Devils on Friday night, as they set a school record for goals in an NCAA Tournament contest with seven in the shutout win against Oklahoma State. The seven were the most since defeating Wofford 9-1 on Aug. 19, 2016. A total of six different Blue Devils scored in the contest and six collected assists, as Duke set a season high with 24 points.
Paschall Breaks Through…
It had been a slow start for Karlie Paschall and her collegiate career. Then came Friday against Oklahoma State. The freshman scored the first two goals of her career in the 7-0 romping, becoming the fifth Blue Devil in school history to tally her first-career goal in NCAA Tournament play and the first since Mia Gyau did so last year against Charlotte.
Welcome Back, Quinn…
After missing the last three games while away with the Canadian National Team, redshirt senior Rebecca Quinn made a major splash in her first match back. The Toronto native netted one goal and recorded two assists, racking up a career-high four points in the win against Oklahoma State.
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 & 9:16 vs. Oklahoma State, NCAAT 2nd), Kayla McCoy (8:21 at Syracuse), Chelsea Burns (13:01 vs. Boston College, ACCT) and Imani Dorsey (2:45 vs. Texas, NCAAT 3rd) have netted early goals.
A majority of Duke’s 56 goals have come midway through the first half and in the early portion of the second, as the it has tallied 11 from 15:01 – 30:00 and 10 in the 45:01 – 60:00 stretch. Duke has punched in 27 scores 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 56-10, and has posted 16 total shutouts after blanking its first three opponents in NCAA Tournament play. Over the last 10 matches, the Blue Devils have outscored foes 23-3 and shut out seven opponents, including picking up four ranked victories.
Duke leads the ACC with a .414 goals against average and a .667 shutout percentage, which stand sixth and eighth 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 16 clean sheets, while Mitchell has drawn the start in 21 contests. DeBree has gone the distance in 20 games this season and Reid in 19, while Mitchell and Burns have 13 such performances.
Goals On Goals On Goals…
The Blue Devils continue to dominate on the offensive side of the ball as well, tallying 18 multi-goal matches this season, highlighted by their 7-0 thrashing of Oklahoma State in the second round of NCAA Tournament play. Duke has scored 56 times and has 159 points, which both stand tops in the ACC and third in the nation. The squad has tallied 2.33 goals per game, which comes in at eighth in the country. A total of 12 Blue Devils have scored this year, showing the array of weapons coach Robbie Church has at his disposal, led by junior Kayla McCoy and senior Imani Dorsey, who both have 13 goals on the year.
Proctor Nearly Flawless Between The Posts…
It’s been business as usual for EJ Proctor this season. The All-ACC First Team keeper has been solely responsible for 12 of Duke’s 16 shutouts this year, putting her career total at 33, which is tied for second in Duke history and one shy of tying the school record.
On the year, Proctor leads the ACC in goals against average (.384) and save percentage (.849), standing sixth and 27th in the nation. She is also second in the conference and seventh in the nation with her 12 clean sheets.
No. 1 On The Dance Floor…
For just the second time in school history, the Blue Devils entered 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…
The 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.
The winner of Friday’s contest will advance to the 2017 NCAA Tournament College Cup in Orlando, Fla., and will face the winner of UCLA and Princeton. The semifinals will take place Friday, Dec. 1 at either 5 p.m. ET or 7:30 p.m. ET on ESPNU.
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