No. 6 Duke at Jacksonville
March 13, 2013 l 2 p.m.
Jacksonville, Fla. l D.B. Milne Field
Duke Travels to Jacksonville, Fla. to Face Dolphins for First Time
Sixth-ranked Duke will face Jacksonville for the first time in program history Wednesday, March 13 at 3:30 p.m. in Jacksonville, Fla. ... The Blue Devils remained No. 6 in this week's IWLCA Coaches Poll and are 5-0 this season against non-conference foes ... Jacksonville enters the mid-week matchup with a 5-2 overall ledger ... In their last outing, the Dolphins defeated William & Mary, 20-14, in Jacksonville on March 8.
Duke vs. the Atlantic Sun
The game against Jacksonville also marks the Blue Devils' first meeting with a current Atlantic Sun Conference member.
Scouting the Blue Devils
Duke edged then-No. 11 Georgetown, 11-10, on the road in its last outing on March 9 ... Freshman goalkeeper Kelsey Duryea made a save on a Georgetown free position attempt with five seconds left in regulation to preserve the win and help the Blue Devils improve to 6-1 on the spring ... Duke maintained its No. 6 ranking in the latest IWLCA Coaches Poll and also held at No. 5 in the Inside Lacrosse deBeer media poll this week ... Sophomore Kerrin Maurer leads the ACC in assists per game (3.50) and is tied for first in the league in points per game (6.50) while pacing the Blue Devils with 35 points on the year ... Sophomore Gabby Moise anchors the defense with 10 caused turnovers each while junior Taylor Virden leads Duke in ground balls with 18 ... Redshirt junior Maddie Salamone's 24 draw controls over seven games rank her tied for third in the ACC ... Freshman Kelsey Duryea leads the conference in saves per game (8.00) and save percentage (.571).
Scouting the Dolphins
Jacksonville enters the weekend with a record of 5-2 after topping William & Mary, 20-14, on March 8 ... Taylor McCord leads the Dolphins with 24 points on 14 goals and 10 assists and scored five goals to pace the squad in the win over the Tribe ... Amanda Hurley leads Jacksonville with 17 goals on the year while Brit Orashen has recorded a team-high 19 draw controls ... Orashen and Morgan Derner are in double digits in the caused turnover column to lead the Dolphins' defense ... In goal, Karli Tobin has made 54 saves and sports a 9.81 goals against average and a .462 save percentage.
Duke and Jacksonville have faced three of the same opponents already this season ... Both squads collected wins against Presbyterian, Vanderbilt and William & Mary.
Last Time Out
Freshman goalkeeper Kelsey Duryea saved a Georgetown free position attempt with five seconds remaining in regulation to preserve an 11-10 victory for Duke on March 9 ... Duryea finished the afternoon with 11 saves and earned WomensLax.com Rookie of the Week honors for her performance ... Six different Blue Devils recorded a point in the win, led by sophomore Kerrin Maurer's five points on two goals and three assists ... Sophomore Taylor Trimble won a team-high five draw controls and junior Taylor Virden guided the defense with four ground balls.
Duke Sixth Nationally in Points Scored
In the March 10 edition of the NCAA's Division I team statistics, the Blue Devils are ranked sixth nationally in points scored with 150 through seven games (105g, 45a) ... Duke also ranks among the top 10 teams in the country in draw controls per game (t-8th, 15.00) and in scoring offense (t-10th, 15.00 goals/game).
Blue Devils in the ACC Landscape
Duke continues to rank among the ACC leaders in several team categories ... The Blue Devils lead the conference in shots per game (30.71) and rank second in goals per game (15.00), assists per game (6.43), points per game (21.43), shots on goal per game (25.00), ground balls per game (15.71), draw controls per game (15.00), caused turnovers per game (9.14) and saves per game (7.43) ... Duke's .488 shooting percentage as a team currently ranks second in the ACC.
In the Month of March
Duke has played 119 games in March in program history ... The Blue Devils are 84-35 all-time during the month ... The squad is 2-0 in the month this year following Saturday's win over Georgetown ... Duke last lost in March on March 30, 2012 in a 4-2 decision against North Carolina in Chapel Hill.
vs. Unranked Opponents
The Blue Devils are 103-11 all-time when facing unranked team with a 5-0 ledger against unranked foes this season ... Duke has not lost to an unranked opponent since falling 14-13 in overtime to Towson on March 25, 1997 for a streak of 94 consecutive wins.
The Blue Devils improved to 28-28 all-time in games decided by one goal after defeating Georgetown, 11-10, on March 9 ... Duke is 1-0 in one-goal games this season ... Since 2010, the Blue Devils have played in nine one-goal games, posting a 7-2 record in that span.
Duryea Earns Pair of Weekly Honors
Following an impressive performance in an 11-10 win over Georgetown, freshman goalkeeper Kelsey Duryea was named the ACC Defensive Player of the Week (3/12) and the WomensLax.com Rookie of the Week (3/11) ... Duryea made 11 stops against the Hoyas, including a save on a free position attempt with five seconds remaining which preserved the victory for Duke ... The Beverly, Mass., native has posted double-digit saves in each of her two starts in goal and her 10.33 saves per game currently leads all goalkeepers in the ACC ... Duryea also ranks second in the conference in save percentage with a .525 clip.
Blue Devils Among NCAA Leaders
Sophomore Kerrin Maurer ranks fifth in the nation with 35 points through seven games this season ... Maurer also ranks eighth nationally in total assists (17) in the March 10 edition of the NCAA's Division I statistics ... Senior Makenzie Hommel is tied for 22nd in the goals category with 18 ... Senior goalkeeper Kaitlin Gaiss is tied for 15th in the country in goals against average at 8.00 in five outings this season.
Maurer One of ACC's Top Scorers
Sophomore Kerrin Maurer ranks second in the ACC with 35 points this season for an average of 5.00 per contest ... Maurer also ranks second in the league in assists (17) and assists per game (2.43) ... Senior Makenzie Hommel is tied for fourth in scoring with 18 goals on the spring ... Classmate Brigid Smith tops the conference stats with six free position goals (0.86 fpg/g) ... Freshman Kelsey Duryea leads the league in saves per game average (10.33) in three appearances in goal this season and ranks second in save percentage (.525) ... Junior Taylor Virden is the conference leader in ground balls per game with 18 on the year (2.57 gb/g), sophomore Gabby Moise ranks third in caused turnovers per game (1.43) and redshirt junior Maddie Salamone comes in at third in the ACC with an average of 3.43 draw controls per contest.
Quick on the Draw
After six games, Duke leads its opponents in draw controls by a 105-77 margin ... Redshirt junior Maddie Salamone leads the squad with 24 draw controls this spring and recorded a career-high nine in the Blue Devils' season opener against Virginia Tech on Feb. 8 ... Junior Taylor Virden (22), sophomore Taylor Trimble (17) and junior Maddy Morrissey (10) are also in double digits in the draw controls category.
Attack Duo Moving Up Career Lists
Senior Makenzie Hommel and sophomore Kerrin Maurer have both started the 2013 season in strong fashion ... Maurer and Hommel lead the team with 18 goals each while Maurer has logged a team-high 17 assists and 35 points through the first seven games ... Hommel ranks second on the squad in points with 23 ... Hommel needs just 15 points and Maurer 16 to reach the 100-point mark for their careers ... Maurer is also approaching the 50-assist milestone with 41 in just her second season.