Game 17 l NCAA First Round
No. 9 Duke vs. No. 19 Stanford
Friday, May 9 l 4 p.m.
Arlotta Stadium l South Bend, Ind.
Duke By the Numbers
6-0 – The Blue Devils’ advantage in the all-time series with Stanford
12-3 – Duke’s all-time record in NCAA first round contests
85 – Career assists by junior Kerrin Maurer, who moved into a tie for third on Duke’s all-time list against Virginia (Apr. 24)
2 – Senior Taylor Virden’s program ranking in career draw controls with 178 in four seasons
2 – Blue Devils selected 2014 Tewaaraton Award nominees – Maurer and Virden
7-3 – Duke’s record this season when winning the draw controls category
12 – The Blue Devils’ spot in the most recent Division I RPI rankings
Stanford Series History
Duke and Stanford have faced off six times in program history with the Blue Devils leading the series, 6-0 ... The two teams last met Feb. 17, 2008, with Duke winning by a 16-9 score ... The Blue Devils are 3-0 all-time against the Cardinal in neutral site contests ... The teams have not previously met in NCAA Championship action.
Last Time We Met
Duke used a late first-half surge to power past Stanford, 16-9, Feb. 17, 2008 at Westcott Field on the campus of Southern Methodist University in Dallas ... Down 5-4 late in the first period, the Blue Devils scored six unanswered goals spanning halftime to take a lead they would not relinquish ... The contest marked the first Division I women’s lacrosse game to be played in the state of Texas ... Carolyn Davis led all scorers with three goals and three assists while Megan Del Monte added three goals and two assists.
Duke in the NCAA Championship
The Blue Devils earned the program’s 17th consecutive selection to the NCAA Tournament field ... Duke is 19-16 all-time in the tournament while making six trips to the national semifinals (1999, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2011) ... The Blue Devils are one of five programs with consecutive appearances of 10 or more years, joining Maryland (25), Virginia (19), Northwestern (11) and North Carolina (10) ... Under the direction of head coach Kerstin Kimel, the program is 12-3 all-time in first round play.