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Duke Women’s Lacrosse: 2013 in Review
Tuesday 05/30/2013  -  Duke Sports Information
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DURHAM, N.C. – The Duke women’s lacrosse team concluded another successful season in 2013, compiling a 14-6 ledger to go along with the program’s ninth consecutive trip to the NCAA quarterfinals. Under the direction of head coach Kerstin Kimel, the Blue Devils were selected to the NCAA Tournament field for the 16th straight year and finished the spring ranked seventh in the final Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association poll.

Duke Finishes Season Ranked Top-Eight
After compiling a 14-6 ledger and advancing to the NCAA quarterfinals for the ninth consecutive year, head coach Kerstin Kimel’s squad was ranked seventh in the final national poll conducted by the Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) ... The group was also tabbed seventh in the preseason poll and reached a season-high ranking of No. 6 ... Duke closed the 2013 campaign with a final ranking of No. 6 in the deBeer Media Poll conducted by Inside Lacrosse.

Pair of Blue Devils Tabbed All-America
Junior defender Taylor Virden and freshman goalkeeper Kelsey Duryea received All-America accolades from the IWLCA May 15 ... The honor marked the first All-America distinction for both players, with Virden garnering first team accolades and Duryea taking home second team honors ... Virden is the first Blue Devil defender to be selected for IWLCA All-America accolades since Aiyana Newton earned the distinction in 2008 ... Duryea is the first goalkeeper in program history to receive the honor as a freshman ... Duke has had at least two players named to the IWLCA All-America teams for 15 consecutive seasons ... Virden was also named an All-American by WomensLax.com. 

Duke in the NCAA Tournament
Duke earned the program’s 16th consecutive appearance in the NCAA Tournament in 2013 ... The Blue Devils own an all-time record of 19-16 in the tournament while making six trips to the national semifinals (1999, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2011) ... Duke is one of seven schools with consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances of five or more years, joining Maryland (24), Virginia (18), Northwestern (10), North Carolina (9), Pennsylvania (7) and Massachusetts (6) ... The Blue Devils are 6-7 all-time in quarterfinal contests after falling to Maryland, 14-9, in this year’s quarterfinal round in College Park, Md.

Duke in the National Landscape
In the final edition of the NCAA’s Division I team statistics, the Blue Devils were tied for 19th nationally in scoring offense with an average of 12.40 goals scored per game ... Duke also ranked among the top 20 teams in the country in total points (17th, 345p) and scoring margin (16th, 3.45).

Scheduling the Best
Duke’s 2013 slate featured eight teams ranked in the top 20 of the final IWLCA Coaches Poll ... The squad also faced eight of the teams selected to the 26-team NCAA Tournament field during the regular season ... The Blue Devils notched wins against No. 9 Virginia (March 23) No. 11 Georgetown (March 9), No. 13 Dartmouth (March 17), No. 17 Princeton (May 10) and No. 16 Navy (May 12).

Team

Current Rank

Gameday Rank

North Carolina

1

3

Maryland

2

4/1

Northwestern

4

4

Georgetown

8

11

Virginia

9

9/19

Navy

15

16

Princeton

18

17

Dartmouth

19

13

Balanced Attack
Fourteen different Blue Devils scored a goal and 14 players notched at least one assist in 20 games this season ... Eight Blue Devils also recorded hat tricks this spring, led by senior Makenzie Hommel with nine ... In a 23-0 shutout of Presbyterian on Feb. 10, 13 different Duke players found the back of the net.

Hommel and Maurer Among ACC Leaders
Senior Makenzie Hommel and sophomore Kerrin Maurer paced the Blue Devil attack throughout the spring ... Maurer finished the season ranked fifth in the ACC and tied for 54th nationally with an average of 3.50 points per contest ... She was also second in the conference and tied for 20th nationally in assists (35) ... Hommel ranked fourth in the league and 35th in the country, sporting an average of 2.75 goals per game ... She also led the team in hat tricks with nine ... Both Hommel and Maurer garnered ACC Offensive Player of the Week honors in 2013.

Scoring Streaks
Sophomore Taylor Trimble registered a point in a career-best 15 consecutive contests to close the 2013 campaign ... Trimble also scored multiple goals in five out of the Blue Devils’ last seven contests ... Sophomore Kerrin Maurer tallied a point in each of the last seven contests while junior Maddy Morrissey recorded a point in six consecutive outings to close the year.

Attack Duo on Career Lists
Senior Makenzie Hommel registered a team-high 44 goals to go with 10 assists for a total of 54 points, while sophomore Kerrin Maurer posted 35 goals and led the team in assists (35) and points (70) ... Hommel surpassed the 100-point mark for her career with a two-goal performance against Boston College (Apr. 6) and closed her career ranked 19th in school history with 116 points in four seasons ... Maurer reached the 100-point barrier with a five-point performance against Davidson (Apr. 17) and topped the 50-assist milestone in a win over Ohio State (Apr. 20) ... Maurer currently ranks 10th on the program’s all-time career assists chart with 59 in just two seasons.

Maurer Among Single-Season Leaders
In just her second season, sophomore attacker Kerrin Maurer continues to etch her name into the program record books ... The Setauket, N.Y., native’s team-leading 35 assists this spring rank her fifth on Duke’s single season assist chart, up seven spots from a year ago ... Maurer also concluded the spring tied for 15th on the Blue Devils’ single season list for points with a team-high 70 points in 20 contests.

Virden Quick on the Draw
Duke was 9-2 this spring when winning the draw controls category ... Junior defender Taylor Virden paced the squad with 54 draw controls this spring for an average of 2.84 per game to rank fifth in the ACC in that category  ... The Ellicott City, Md., native won a career-best six draws this season against Vanderbilt (March 2), and registered three or more draws in 11 games overall ... Virden is tied for sixth on Duke’s all-time list for career draw controls with 122 in three seasons.

Virden Single-Game Career Highs
Ground Balls      5              vs. Richmond     2/15/13
Draw Controls   6              vs. Vanderbilt    3/2/13
Caused Turnovers           3              2x last vs. VT      2/8/13

Devilish on Defense
The Blue Devils’ defense closed the year ranked third in the ACC and 24th nationally, allowing opponents 8.95 goals per game ... Duke limited opponents to single-digit scoring 11 times this season, including in a pair of NCAA Tournament wins against No. 17 Princeton and No. 16 Navy ... The team collected the second shutout in program history and first since the 1998 season in a 23-0 victory over Presbyterian (Feb. 10) ... Sophomore defender Gabby Moise ranked third in the ACC in caused turnovers per game (1.30) while junior Taylor Virden ranked seventh (0.90) and came in at sixth in ground balls per game (1.68).

Single-Digit Scoring Games by Opponent

Team (Gameday Rank)

Date

Goals Allowed

Presbyterian (NR)

Feb. 10

0

Dartmouth (13)

March 17

5

Navy (16)

May 12

5

Davidson (NR)

Apr. 17

6

Virginia (9)

March 23

7

Jacksonville (NR)

March 13

7

William & Mary (NR)

Feb. 17

8

Virginia Tech (NR)

Feb. 8

9

Ohio State (NR)

Apr. 20

9

Boston U. (NR)

May 5

9

Princeton (17)

May 10

9 (2OT)

Duryea Maturing Quickly in the Cage
Freshman Kelsey Duryea was solid in the net since making her first appearance in the second half against Maryland on Feb. 24 ... Duryea started all 15 contests following that appearance, ranking fourth nationally in save percentage and 10th in saves per game ... The Beverly, Mass., native was named the ACC Defensive Player of the Week three times this spring and received second team IWLCA All-America distinction ... Duryea recorded a season-high 15 stops against North Carolina (March 28) and Maryland (May 18), making her one of just four netminders in program history to notch 15 or more saves in a game.

Duke Single Game Save Records

   

Rk

Name

Opponent

Date

Saves

1

Mollie Mackler

Northwestern

4/2/2011

20

2

Mollie Mackler

Georgetown

3/10/2012

18

3

Kim Imbesi

Virginia

5/25/2007

16

4

Kelsey Duryea

Maryland

5/18/2013

15

 

Kelsey Duryea

North Carolina

3/28/2013

15

 

Mollie Mackler

Georgetown

3/12/2011

15

 

Mollie Mackler

William & Mary

2/21/2010

15

 

Megan Huether

North Carolina

3/13/2004

15

 

Megan Huether

Maryland

2/29/2004

15

 

Megan Huether

Virginia

4/18/2003

15

Note: Records unavailable prior to 2001

   

Scoreless Streaks
The Blue Devil defense held opponents without a goal for 15 minutes or more 12 times on the season ... The second-longest scoreless streak of the year came in the second round of the NCAA Tournament, when Duke kept No. 16 Navy off the board for 41:03 on the game clock ... The squad also posted a shutout against Presbyterian Feb. 10 in Durham and held Boston University scoreless for 28:16 during a 10-0 run in an eventual 18-9 victory May 5.

Date

Opponent (Rank)

Time

Scoring Run

Feb. 10

Presbyterian (NR)

60:00

23-0

May 12

Navy (16)

41:03

7-0

March 17

Dartmouth (13)

28:24

6-0

May 5

Boston U. (NR)

28:16

10-0

May 10

Princeton (17)

24:10

3-0

Feb. 17

William & Mary (NR)

21:52

9-0

Apr. 17

Davidson (NR)

20:40

4-0

March 23

Virginia (9)

20:11

3-0

March 13

Jacksonville (NR)

19:33

2-0

Apr. 17

Davidson (NR)

17:42

7-0

March 2

Vanderbilt (NR)

15:52

8-0

March 2

Vanderbilt (NR)

15:09

3-0

Rookies Make Immediate Impact
Six Blue Devil freshmen saw the field this season with Maddy Acton, Kelsey Duryea and Kelci Smesko entering the starting lineup ... Smesko started every contest at attack and tallied 48 points (30g, 18a), with the 18 helpers ranking her second on the squad ... Acton played in every game with eight starts, recording 21 points (18g, 3a) ... Acton had the game-winning goal in double overtime in an NCAA Tournament first round victory over Princeton ... Duryea made her first appearance between the pipes in the second half against Maryland before taking over starting duties ... She ranked fourth in the country in save percentage and 10th in saves per game while leading the ACC in both categories this spring. 

2013 ACC Tournament
The 2013 ACC Women’s Lacrosse Championship was contested Apr. 25-28 in Chapel Hill, N.C. ... Fourth-seeded Duke fell to No. 5 seed Virginia, 10-7, in the quarterfinal round ... The Blue Devils are 9-16 all-time in ACC Tournament action.

Blue Devils vs. the ACC
Duke compiled a 2-3 ledger this season in ACC competition ... The Blue Devils are 39-29 all-time in conference regular season games ... Duke finished fourth in the league standings ... The squad earned conference wins over Virginia and Virginia Tech while dropping decisions to Boston College, Maryland and North Carolina ... Senior Makenzie Hommel paced the Duke attack with 13 goals in five ACC games while sophomore Kerrin Maurer (9g, 10a) contributed a team-high 19 points ... Junior Taylor Virden corralled a team-best 15 draw controls ... The Blue Devils tallied 11.20 goals per game in ACC regular season play while allowing 10.60 ... Goaltender Kelsey Duryea started four of the five games and led the ACC in save percentage (.557) and saves per game (11.00) in conference matches.

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