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Duke Opens ACC Play at Virginia Friday Night
Monday 09/06/2012  -  Duke Sports Information
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Game 4
Duke (1-2-0) at Virginia (1-2-0)
September 7, 2012 l 7:30 p.m.
Charlottesville, Va. l Klӧckner Stadium

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Setting the Scene

  • Duke opens ACC play at Virginia Friday night
  • The Blue Devils are 1-2-0 overall on the year and are coming off of a 2-1 win over Delaware
  • Duke makes the trip to Charlottesville for the first time since 2009
  • Virginia also is 1-2-0 overall for the year with losses to the current No. 13 and No. 14 teams.

The Series History

  • Duke is 37-37-8 all-time against Virginia ... The Blue Devils are 2-2-1 against the Cavaliers under head coach John Kerr and 0-2 in the previous two meetings
  • Duke is 5-4-1 in the past 10 outings with Virginia and 3-2-0 in the previous five contests in Charlottesville, including winning two straight  

Tale of the Tape




Overall Record



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Duke by the Numbers
37-37-8 - Duke's all-time record against the Cavaliers
2 - Consecutive games the Blue Devils have won in Charlottesville
4 -  Points scored by Duke freshmen this season with Luis Rendon having a goal and an assist and Ryan Thompson registering an assist
3 -  Points scored so far this season by center back Sebastien Ibeagha, a career-high for the junior defender
25 -  Number of NCAA Tournament appearances the Blue Devils have made in program history
46-31-9 - Head coach John Kerr's record at Duke since he came to the helm in 2008
14 - Corner kicks Duke has earned in 2012
6 - Teams ranked in Soccer America's top 25 that Duke has faced or will face this season
12 - Shots taken by sophomore Nick Palodichuk to lead all ACC players
4.33 - Saves per game James Belshaw is averaging, ranking third in the ACC

Scouting Virginia
Virginia is 1-2-0 to start the season with losses to ranked opponents UCLA and Georgetown ... The Cavaliers own a victory over California ... Just like Duke, all three of Virginia's games have been decided by one goal ... The Cavaliers have three goals on the year as freshman Zach Carroll paces the offense with two and Ryan Zinkhan with the third ... Spencer LaCivita has played all 285 minutes this season in the net and sports a 1.26 goals against average and a .750 save percentage.

Young Blue Devils Get First Collegiate Points
Duke freshmen Luis Rendon and Ryan Thompson both tallied their first collegiate points over the weekend ... Rendon netted his first goal with the game winner against Delaware ... He also had an assist on Duke's first goal against the Blue Hens ... Thompson provided the cross for Duke's opening goal in the victory versus Delaware.

Duke Fielding Young Squad
Nine Duke underclassmen have earned starting nods for the Blue Devils in the first three games ... Three freshmen have started at least one game, including rookie Zach Mathers starting all three contests ... Overall, nine Duke underclassmen have played at least 100 minutes this season.

Close Calls
When Duke and Virginia get together for games it is bound to be a close affair ... Four of the six previous contests have gone into overtime with Duke going 3-0-1 in those contests ... Overall, the Blue Devils and Cavaliers have played 16 overtime games since 1980 with Duke losing just three times.

Blue Devil Army
The Duke men's soccer program is starting a new tradition this season with the addition of the Blue Devil Army ... A men's soccer fan club, members can sign up at www.BlueDevilArmy.com ... Membership is free and those who sign up will get a Blue Devil Army scarf, t-shirt and access to pregame tailgates prior to all home ACC contests ... Attendance at the game is required to receive a scarf and t-shirt.

Follow Duke on Twitter
The Duke men's soccer team is on Twitter ... Fans can follow @Duke_MSOC for in-game updates, pictures from Duke's travels and more.

Next Up
The Blue Devils will play their first midweek game Sept. 11 against Georgia State at 7 p.m. ... Duke then hosts Clemson Sept. 14 at 7 p.m.


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