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Duke Finishes Preseason with Strong Showing Against ODU
Courtesy: Duke Sports Information
Release: 08/18/2018
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DURHAM, N.C. – A flurry of second-half goals highlighted the Blue Devils’ final exhibition contest against Old Dominion Saturday afternoon at Williams Field at Jack Katz Stadium.

Head coach Pam Bustin’s squad rounded out its preseason with a strong defensive effort against the Monarchs. Redshirt junior Sammi Steele and sophomore Lydia Smeltz anchored the shutout performance in goal for Duke while seven different players recorded at least one point on the day. Senior forward Caroline Andretta led the way offensively with two tallies and an assist.

“Twenty-one players got rotated through today, which isn’t easy as far as getting a rhythm, but I thought they did a great job settling in to their roles on the field,” Bustin said. “I’m really pleased that they came out with that attacking mentality second half that we needed first half.”

Duke’s attack penalty corner unit notched three scores off of corner opportunities, while a rotating back field held Old Dominion to just three shots and two penalty corners.

“I can’t believe next week is game week,” Bustin said. “We’re so grateful for the two scrimmages we had – for Old Dominion making the trip down here. I hope it helped them as much as it helped us. We’re going to be able to really break down film, apply it to practices and give these guys some really concrete things to continue to do and feel good about or to work on and improve.”

With a productive two weeks of preseason training behind them, the Blue Devils now move into their first game week of the season. The squad welcomes William & Mary in Friday’s season opener, slated for 6 p.m. at Williams Field at Jack Katz Stadium. A 1 p.m. matchup with Liberty Sunday rounds out the opening weekend.

Both contests next weekend will be streamed on ACC Network Extra.

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