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Duke Ends Non-Conference Schedule with Elon Tuesday
Tuesday 10/22/2013  -  Duke Sports Information
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Game 15
Duke (5-4-5) vs. Elon (10-3-1)
Oct. 22, 2013 | 7 p.m.
Durham, N.C. | Koskinen Stadium
 
 
Setting the Scene
• Duke will play its final non-conference game Tuesday night against Elon at 7 p.m.
• The Blue Devils are riding a four-game unbeaten streak and are 5-4-5 overall this season
• Elon is 10-3-1 overall and is coming off of a 1-0 loss to Southern Conference foe Furman over the weekend
• The game will be streamed live by Blue Devil Network Plus
 
The Series History
• Duke and Elon are meeting for the 12th time and for the sixth straight season
• The Blue Devils are undefeated against the Phoenix with an 8-0-3 record
• Each of the past three outings between the two teams have been ties, including the 0-0 battle last season
 
Tale of the Tape              
 

Duke

Elon

Overall Record

5-4-5

10-3-1

Goals-Shot attempts

16-199

22-175

Goals scored per game

1.14

1.57

Shots on goal-Attempts

78-199

88-175

SOG Pct.

0.392

0.503

Shots/Game

14.21

12.5

GAA

1.05

0.68

Corner Kicks

89

88

Penalty Kicks

1-2

2-3

Yellow cards

23

15

Red cards

0

1

 
Duke by the Numbers
5 – Shutouts for redshirt senior goalkeeper Alex Long, a career-high and second most in the ACC
4 – Game unbeaten streak for the Blue Devils with the last loss coming Oct. 1
3 – Consecutive ties between Duke and Elon after the Blue Devils had won eight straight
8 – Where freshman Brody Huitema ranks in the ACC in total points with 12
12 – Minutes that central midfielder Sean Davis has not been on the field this season for the Blue Devils
2 – Game-winning goals for junior Nick Palodichuk after he netted the lone goal in the 1-0 win at Boston College
10 – Players in the ACC, including Duke’s Nick Palodichuk, who have at least two game-winning goals
6 – Shutouts by Elon this season - a feat the Phoenix have accomplished just once against Duke
1 – Goal allowed by Duke in the past 420 minutes of action
 
About the Blue Devils
Duke closes out its non-conference schedule Tuesday night against Southern Conference foe Elon at 7 p.m. ... The Blue Devils, unbeaten in their past four outings, are coming off of a crucial 1-0 ACC victory at Boston College ... Duke is 5-4-5 overall and is looking to pick up its ninth win all-time against Elon ... Brody Huitema is tops on the team and second among all freshmen in the ACC with five goals and two assists for 12 points ... Juniors Sean Davis and Nick Palodichuk both have three goals apiece, while Davis also has dished out three assists to total nine points ... The defensive group of Sebastien Ibeagha, Rob Dolot, Will Donovan, Zach Mathers and goalkeeper Alex Long has been outstanding lately ... Duke has allowed just one goal in the past 420 minutes and currently sports a 1.05 goals against average for the year ... Long also owns a .795 save percentage and five shutouts.
 
Scouting the Phoenix
Elon looks to rebound following a 1-0 road loss at Furman Saturday night ... The Phoenix is 10-3-1 overall and is 1-0 against ACC programs with a 1-0 win over then-No. 9 Wake Forest earlier in the season ... Elon is led on offense by a trio of scorers ... Jason Waterman is the top tally man with six goals and six assists for 18 points, while Matt Wescoe has four goals and seven assists ... James Brace rounds out the trio with six goals in only five starts for the Phoenix ... Elon has allowed just 10 goals all year with goalkeeper Nathan Dean owning a 0.68 goals against average and a .848 save percentage ... The Phoenix is 2-2-0 on the road this season.
 
Last Time We Met
The Blue Devils had eight shots, including one off the crossbar, in a scoreless draw at Elon last season ... Duke held the high-powered scorer Chris Thomas to just one shot and owned a narrow 8-7 edge in shots over the Phoenix ... The shutout extended Duke’s shutout streak to 309:58.
 
Last Time Out
Junior Nick Palodichuk netted a goal in the 10th minute and the Blue Devils held off Boston College in the second half for a crucial 1-0 ACC victory ... Tyler McDaniel registered his first career assist on the goal, while Brody Huitema collected his second ... Alex Long posted his career-best fifth shutout of the season as Duke stretched its unbeaten streak to four games.
 
In Common
Duke and Elon share three common opponents in Northeastern, Rutgers and UNC Wilmington ... The Blue Devils went 1-1-1 against those three squads, beating Northeastern, tying Rutgers and falling to UNC Wilmington ... The Phoenix finished 2-0-1 with wins over Rutgers and UNCW and a tie to Northeastern.
 
Duke In Non-Conference Play
Since 2008 Duke is 40-21-6 in non-conference games ... The Blue Devils are 4-1-1 this season, while the 2009 team’s 10-3-0 mark was the best in the past five seasons ... Duke went 5-4-1 last season in non-league games ... Overall, the Blue Devils are 39-15-5 in games against non-ACC programs since 2008.
 
Duke vs. In-State Schools
Duke has faced 13 different Division I schools in the state of North Carolina in program history ... The Blue Devils sport a 234-145-31 record in those game and are perfect against Appalachian State and UNC Asheville ... Duke’s 37 wins against Davidson are the most versus a North Carolina opponent ... 113 of the losses have come against ACC foes NC State, North Carolina and Wake Forest.
 
Duke In Extra Time
The Blue Devils have played five overtime games this season, tying North Carolina, Rutgers and Virginia Tech, Virginia and NC State in 110 minutes of action and beating Davidson 3-2 in OT ... Duke has not lost an overtime game since Sept. 28, 2012 against North Carolina, a span of 389 days ... Overall, Duke has played 122 overtime games in its history and is 44-36-42 in those contests ... Duke is 12-9-22 in multiple overtime games according to the season ledgers. ... The Blue Devils played a program-high seven overtime games in 2010 ... Against Elon, Duke is 0-0-3 in overtime.
 
McDaniel Shining As a Senior
Duke senior Tyler McDaniel is having an outstanding senior season ... The third of three brothers to play Duke soccer has started the past seven games and nine overall this season at both defense and midfield ... He played a career-high 95 minutes against Virginia Tech and most recently registered his first career assist in the win over Boston College.
 
Next Up
The Blue Devils will play their final home contest Friday night against ACC foe Wake Forest ... Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. for senior night.
 
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