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Courtesy: Michelle Pettit
Duke Hosts No. 18 Penn, Stony Brook This Weekend
Saturday 02/20/2014  -  Duke Sports Information
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Games 3-4
No. 2 Duke vs. No. 18 Penn
February 21, 2014 | 7 p.m.

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No. 2 Duke vs. Stony Brook
February 23, 2014 | 12 p.m.

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Setting the Scene
•  Duke hosts both Penn and Stony Brook for a pair of games in three days
• The Blue Devils look to avenge last season’s 14-9 setback to Penn
• Penn will be making its season debut Friday, while Stony Brook will be playing its third game
 
The Series Histories
• Duke and Penn are meeting for the eighth time with the Quakers holding a 4-3 edge
• Penn upended Duke 14-9 at Franklin Field in 2013 and is 2-2 versus the Blue Devils since 2010
• Duke and Stony Brook are playing for the third time and first since 1993 ... Duke is 2-0 in the series
 
Tale Of The Tape
 

Category

Duke

Penn * (2013)

Stony Brook

Overall Record

2-0

8-5

1-0

Shots/Game

42.5

37.5

36.5

Goals/Game

15

9

15

Assists/Game

10.5

5.08

10.5

Points/Game

25.5

14.08

25.5

Shot % 

0.353

0.24

0.411

GAA

10

7.35

11.5

GBs/Game

39

28.2

39

EMO

2-7 (.286)

18-42 (.429)

7-9 (.778)

Man Down

6-9 (.667)

27-46 (.587)

3-3 (1.000)

Clears

31-32 (.969)

 221-248 (.891)

28-37 (.757)

Faceoff %

35-56 (.625)

130-253 (.514)

43-59 (.729)

 
Duke by the Numbers
96 – Career goals by Josh Dionne, four shy of becoming 16th Blue Devil to score 100 in his career
493 –  Program wins for Duke, which is playing its 75th season
.969 – Duke’s clearing percentage (31-of-32) this season
43 – Straight games in which Jordan Wolf has registered a point, dating back to Feb. 11, 2012
13 – Of the team’s 22 points scored by the midfield against Denver - 10 goals and 3 assists
70 - Home wins for the Blue Devils since 2007
9 – Saves made by sophomore goaltender Luke Aaron off the bench vs. Denver Saturday
44 – Second-half ground balls by the Blue Devils this season compared to 18 for their opponents
19:41 – Scoring drought for Denver as Duke went on a 6-0 run for a 14-7 lead
212 – Career points for senior Jordan Wolf, ranking eighth all-time at Duke
.353 – Duke’s shot percentage after two games, scoring 30 goals on 85 shots
6 – Blue Devils with at least three goals apiece after two outings
10.5 – Assists per game for Duke, leading the ACC
 
Scouting Penn
Penn makes its season debut Friday night against the No. 2 Blue Devils ... The Quakers are coming off of an 8-5 season in which they lost to Yale in the Ivy League Tournament ... Seniors Zack Losco, Maxx Meyer and goaltender Brian Feeney all earned preseason All-America recognition from Inside Lacrosse ... Penn was picked to finish fourth in the Ivy League according to IL with Losco and Feeney earning All-Ivy honors in a vote of the league’s coaches ... Losco is the top returning scorer with 29 points (23g, 6a) a year ago, while Feeney finished with a 7.29 goals against average and a .589 save percentage ... He has fared well against the Blue Devils, sporting a .593 save percentage and a 8.00 goals against average.
 
Scouting Stony Brook
Stony Brook comes to Durham with a 1-1 record after cruising past Lafayette 18-10 Tuesday night ... The Sea Wolves lost their opener to Marist 13-12 ... After two outings, Stony Brook is averaging 15 goals per game with Brody Eastwood leading the way with 10 ... Mike Rooney has four goals and three assists and Kyle Rowe anchors the faceoff game with a .795 win percentage (35-of-44) at the X ...  In goal Patrick Fleming  has played all but two minutes for a 11.19 goals against average and a .405 save percentage ... The Sea Wolves are 7-of-9 on man-up chances and have yet to give up an extra-man score ... This will be Stony Brook’s first road game of the season. 
 
About The Blue Devils
Duke is off to a strong start with wins over Jacksonville and No. 4 Denver ... The Blue Devils are well balanced on offense with six different players owning five-plus points ... Nine players overall have multiple points ... Senior Jordan Wolf is the team’s top scorer (3g, 6a), while Josh Dionne, Deemer Class and Kyle Keenan all have six points apiece ... Defensively, the trio of close defensemen Casey Carroll, Chris Hipps and Jamie Ikeda have held opponents to 28 shots per game ... Carroll has a team-high five caused turnovers, while Ikeda and Luke Duprey have three apiece ... Both junior Kyle Turri and sophomore Luke Aaron have seen time between the pipes ... Aaron most recently came off the bench to make nine saves in the 14-10 victory over Denver.
 
Last Time We Met
Penn outscored Duke 5-1 in the fourth quarter to earn a 14-9 win over the Blue Devils at Franklin Field last season ... The Quakers trailed 8-7 early in the third, but scored six of the game’s final eight goals to post their second win over Duke in three seasons ... Tim Schwalje had seven points (3g, 4a) and Brian Feeney made 15 saves to lead Penn to victory ... Myles Jones and Jordan Wolf were the lone two Blue Devils to register multiple goals ... Dan Wigrizer made 14 saves for Duke.
 
Duke vs. Ivy League
Duke has faced off against an Ivy League foe every year but one (2004) since 1993 ... The Blue Devils are 55-36-1 all-time against the seven programs and 18-5 under head coach John Danowski ... Overall, Danowski is 38-31 against Ivy League schools in his career with the worst mark coming against Penn at 2-5.
 

School

Overall

Since 2007

Brown

11-7

3-0

Cornell

4-6

2-2

Dartmouth

15-0

6-0

Harvard

13-4

4-1

Pennsylvania

3-4

2-2

Princeton

1-8

-

Yale

8-7-1

1-0

 
A Win Over Penn Would
• Make Duke 42-9 in the month of February
• Give head coach John Danowski his 333rd career victory and 114th at Duke
• Be the program’s 494th victory
• Be Duke’s 137th win since 2005
• Be Duke’s 78th win over  a top 20 foe since 2006
• Be Duke’s first 3-0 start since 2008
 
Duke In The Month Of February
Duke is 41-9 all-time in the month of February and 16-8 under head coach John Danowski ... The Blue Devils went 2-3 in February in 2013.
 
Home Sweet Home
Duke has fared well at home under head coach John Danowski ... The Blue Devils’ 16-10 win over Jacksonville pushed their record at home to 70-9 since 2007 ... This year’s group of seniors are 31-4 all-time at Koskinen, including a 9-0 mark in 2012 ... Duke’s last loss at home came March 2, 2013 against Maryland.
 
Terrific Thirds for Duke
Duke has been outstanding in the third quarters in 2014 ... The Blue Devils are outscoring their opponents 8-3, outshooting foes 23-11 and putting 16 shots on goal to opponents’ seven in the third frame ... In the ground ball game, Duke is scrapping its way to 25 ground balls to eight for its counterparts.
 
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 appears to be on track to be just that for the Blue Devils with four goals and two assists in his first two games this year ... Running on the second midfield line, the native of Smithtown, N.Y., has matched his goal production from both 2012 and 2013 and is just four points shy of matching his point total from last season.
 

Keenan Career Scoring

Year

GP-GS

G

A

Pts

2012

15-3

4

2

6

2013

18-0

4

6

10

2014

2-0

4

2

6

 
Dionne Nearing 100 Goals Mark
With 96 career goals, senior attackman Josh Dionne is just four shy of becoming the 16th Blue Devil in program history to register 100 career goals ... He will join classmate Jordan Wolf on the list
 
Wolf Riding Point Scoring Streak
With three points versus Denver, Wolf extended his nation’s-best point scoring streak to 43 games  ... In the past 43 games, the Wynnewood, Pa., native has 92 goals, 67 assists for 159 points ... He has been held without 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.
 
Wolf Climbing Career Lists
Wolf continues to move up the Duke career lists ... His 210 points - 123 goals and 87 assists - rank eighth in Duke history ... He is 26 points shy of moving into the top five with the likes of recent stars Matt Danowski, Zack Greer, Max Quinzani and Ned Crotty ... The senior captain also ranks in the top 20 in the ACC in career points and is four shy of climbing into the conference’s top-20 in
career goals.
 
Fowler Picking Up Where He Left Off
After setting the NCAA single-season record for faceoff victories in 2013, senior faceoff specialist Brendan Fowler has picked up where he left off for the Blue Devils ... Fowler has taken all but one faceoff this season and sports a .618 success rate ... Much like last year Fowler improves as the game goes on ... He has won 16-of-28 draws in the first half (.571) and 18-of-27 restarts in the second (.667) ... He has picked up ground balls on 25 of his 34 faceoff wins this season to rank second in the ACC with 12.50 ground balls per game.
 
Up Next
Duke opens the gauntlet that is the ACC schedule Saturday March 1 at Maryland … Faceoff is set for 12 p.m., at Capital One Field at Byrd Stadium.
 
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