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No. 6 Tar Heels Visit Koskinen Stadium Friday Night
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Release: 09/28/2012
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Game 9
Duke (3-4-1, 1-1-1 ACC) vs. No. 6 North Carolina (6-1-1, 2-0-1 ACC)
Durham, N.C. l Koskinen Stadium
September 28, 2012 l 7 p.m.
ACC Digital Network

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Where to Watch
The Duke vs. North Carolina game will be broadcast by the ACC Digital Network and will be aired live on YouTube ... It is free of charge to watch the game and the first of two Duke contests to be shown on YouTube by the ACC Digital Network.

Setting the Scene

  • Duke returns to Koskinen Stadium after a two- game road trip to take on North Carolina Friday at 7 p.m.
  • The Blue Devils are coming off of a 2-1 loss at UNC Wilmington Tuesday night.
  • North Carolina is coming off a 1-0 double overtime win against Wofford Tuesday  

The Series History

  • North Carolina leads the all-time series against the Blue Devils 40-34-9
  • Last season, Duke and UNC played to a 2-2 tie in Chapel Hill
  • Duke's last win against the Tar Heels was a 1-0 victory in 2006 in Durham

Tale of the Tape




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By the Numbers
34-40-9 - Duke's all-time record against UNC
45 -  Number of games in the Duke vs. North Carolina series that have been decided by one goal
6 - The most goals Duke has scored against the Tar Heels in 1951 and 1997
2 - Goals allowed by North Carolina in 2012
1-0 - The score of Duke's last victory against UNC on Sept. 30, 2006 in Durham.
.821 - Save percentage of James Belshaw, the third best percentage in the ACC.
4 - Number of goals scored by junior center back Sebastian Ibeagha, which leads Duke and is tied for fifth in the ACC.
3 -  Number of assists by freshman midfielder Ryan Thompson, which is tied for second among ACC rookies
15 - Shutouts James Belshaw owns in his four seasons in goal ... Belshaw has been a part of 19 shutouts with the Blue Devils
7 - Games between Duke and UNC that have gone into overtime with the Blue Devils going 0-4-3 in those games

Last Time Out
Duke lost its first midweek game since 2009, falling to UNC Wilmington, 2-1. Junior center back Sebastien Ibeagha scored the Blue Devils' lone goal of the contest ... Duke had its shutout streak stopped at 403:22 in the game against the Seahawks.
Scouting North Carolina
North Carolina enters Friday night's contest with a 6-1-1 overall record and a 2-0-1 mark in league play ...  Through eight games, the UNC defense has yielded just two goals on the year, the fewest in the ACC ... UNC goalkeeper Scott Goodwin leads the ACC with an impressive .917 save percentage ... Martin Murphy and Andy Craven lead the Tar Heels in points with eight each ... Murphy also leads the team in goals scored with four on the season ... Craven will miss the match after receiving a red card against Wofford.

Home Win Streak
The Blue Devils return to Koskinen Stadium hoping to add to their three game home win streak ... The Blue Devils defeated Delaware, Georgia State and Clemson at home this season.

Last Time They Met
Nick Palodichuk and Riley Wolfe each scored a goal for Duke as the rival schools played to a 2-2 draw ... Former Blue Devil Andrew Wenger chipped in two assists in the contest ... Goalkeeper James Belshaw registered six saves in the game.

Familiar Foes
North Carolina senior Martin Murphy and Duke sophomore Chase Keesling and freshman Ryan Thompson all hail from Green Hope High School in Cary, N.C. ... Murphy and Keesling overlapped for a year ... Ryan McAnallen and Thompson also know each other from club experience with the CASL Chelsea Academy squad, while UNC's Cameron Brown and Duke's Zach Mathers both played for the same club Solar SC out of Dallas, Texas.

In Common
Duke and North Carolina both have played ACC foes Wake Forest and Virginia ... Both squads battled to scoreless ties with Wake Forest, while the Tar Heels earned a 1-0 victory over Virginia and Duke fell to the Cavaliers 1-0.

Shutout Streak Ended
Duke's shutout streak of 403:22 came to a close Tuesday night at UNC Wilmington ... The Blue Devils have now registered at least three straight shutouts in a row three times since 2004, blanking four straight opponents in 2006 and 2008 ... The shutout streak in 2008 spanned 386:21.

In Conference Games
Duke holds a 1-1-1 record this season in ACC play ... In its last ACC game, Duke played to a 0-0 draw at Wake Forest ... In their lone home conference match of the year, the Blue Devils defeated the Clemson Tigers, 2-0.

Sebastien Ibeagha Leads All Duke Scorers
Junior center back Sebastien Ibeagha leads all Duke scorers and ranks in a tie for fifth in the ACC with nine points ... He is one of eight players in the ACC to post at least two goals in a game this season when he netted two scores versus Georgia State.

Weekly Honors Roll in for Belshaw
Senior goalkeeper James Belshaw collected ACC Men's Soccer Player of the Week honors for the second consecutive week ... Belshaw accumulated several awards the week prior, including being named the ACC Player of the Week, the Disney Soccer/NSCAA National Player of the Week, Ronald McDonald House Charities Duke Student-Athlete of the Week, and to the Team of the Week after his seven saves and a goal in two wins for Duke.

Blue Devil Army
The Duke men's soccer started a new tradition this season with the addition of the Blue Devil Army ... A men's soccer fan club, members can sign up at ... 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
Duke will travel to Raleigh, N.C., to take on N.C. State on Oct. 5 ... The Blue Devils return home to play Maryland on Oct. 12.