18 - Shutouts James Belshaw has been a part of as the goalie for the Blue Devils since 2009
Last Time Out Duke turned in an outstanding second half performance to earn a 3-0 victory over Georgia State Tuesday night ... Junior Sebastien Ibeagha registered a pair of goals, while Nick Palodichuk netted the first goal ... Zach Mathers contributed a pair of assists ... Senior James Belshaw recorded his first shutout of the season with one save.
Scouting Clemson Clemson comes into its first ACC road game with after a 2-0 loss to UAB Monday afternoon ... The Tigers are 1-3-2 overall and 0-0-1 in ACC play after a 1-1 draw against Wake Forest ... Clemson owns three goals for the year, getting a single goal from both Manolo Sanchez and TJ Casner ... The Tigers' win came against USC Upstate, a 1-0 victory off a goal from Casner ... In goal, Cody Mizell has allowed eight goals for a 1.24 goals against average and a .758 save percentage ... Mizell has played all 580 minutes and has 25 saves.
Last Times They Met Duke and Clemson met twice in 2011 with the Blue Devils emerging victorious in both ... The regular season contest was filled with goals as Duke won 5-2 ... Andrew Wenger had three goals and an assist, while Nick Palodichuk had a goal and two assists ... In the ACC quarterfinal the two squads battled to a double-overtime 0-0 draw forcing a penalty kick shootout ... James Belshaw stopped the final kick by the Tigers to help Duke advance to the ACC semifinal.
Sebastien Ibeagha Leads All Duke Scorers Junior center back Sebastien Ibeagha leads all scorers with seven points ... He is one of eight players to post at least two goals in a game this season when he netted two scores versus Georgia State.
First Off the Bench Duke generally will play just 14-15 players in a game ... A host of players have gotten the first call to check in this season with Luis Rendon and Will Donovan both being the first up off the bench twice this season.
Aguirre, Rendon, Slotnick
*denotes time elapsed in first half ^ substitution for injury
Mathers a Marathon Man Freshman Zach Mathers has played all 450 minutes this season for the Blue Devils, the lone player to do so ... Mathers has split his time between center back with junior Sebastien Ibeagha and center midfield with Sean Davis ... A talented player, Mathers comes to Duke from Keller, Texas where he played for Solar Chelsea Academy.
Young Blue Devils Get First Collegiate Points Duke freshmen Luis Rendon and Ryan Thompson both tallied their first collegiate points in the win over Delaware in the John Rennie Nike Invitational ... Rendon netted his first goal with the game winner and had an assist on Duke's first goal against the Blue Hens ... Thompson provided the cross for Duke's opening goal in the victory ... Rookie Zach Mathers notched his first points with two assists versus Georgia State.
Duke Fielding Young Squad Nine Duke underclassmen have started at least one for the Blue Devils in the first five games ... Three freshmen have started at least one game, including rookie Zach Mathers starting all five contests ... Overall, nine Duke underclassmen have played at least 200 minutes this season.
Close Calls Four of Duke's five contests have been decided by a single goal ... The Blue Devils have suffered three one-goal losses and edged Delaware 2-1 in a victory in the John Rennie Nike Invitational before breaking out with three goals against Georgia State.
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 close out their three-game homestand September 18 versus UNC Greensboro at 7 p.m. ... Duke travels to Wake Forest for its next contest September 21.