Duke (1-1-1) vs. Georgia Southern (1-1-0)
Sept. 10, 2013 l 7 p.m.
Durham, N.C. l Koskinen Stadium
Setting the Scene
• Duke opens its midweek schedule with Georgia Southern Tuesday night at 7 p.m. ... The Blue Devils look to rebound after a loss to No. 13 Maryland over the weekend
• The Blue Devils are 1-1-1 overall for the year and undefeated at home
• Georgia Southern has not played since Sept. 1, a 2-1 win over Gardner-Webb
The Series Histories
Duke and Georgia Southern are facing each other for the third time overall ... The Blue Devils are 2-0 against the Eagles with 3-0 and 4-1 wins in 2002 and 2003, respectively.
Duke by the Numbers
12 – Saves for Alex Long in his three outings, ranking second in the ACC
4 – Players who have played all 290 minutes so far this season
6 – Tuesday night games for the Blue Devils this season, five of which are non-conference contests
About The Blue Devils
Duke enters its first midweek game with a 1-0-1 overall record after falling to No. 13 Maryland 3-1 Friday night ... Junior Sean Davis and Zach Mathers pace the offense with two goals apiece, while three other players have assists ... Duke is 1-0-1 at home this season and will play five home midweek games overall ... Defensively, Rob Dolot, Nat Eggleston and Sebastien Ibeagha have played every minute this season and are supported by redshirt senior goalkeeper Alex Long ... The Blue Devils sport a 1.24 goals against average and are allowing 11.67 shots per game.
About the Eagles
Georgia Southern will come to Durham well rested after nine days off from its previous game ... The Eagles are 1-0-1 overall and last played Sept. 1 in a 2-1 win over Gardner-Webb ... Their loss came at the hands of Winthrop, 2-1 ... Will Carlisle leads the squad with three points from a goal and an assist, while Eric Dinka and Jeremy Rector both have tallies ... Neal Bates has played all 180 minutes in goal and sports a 1.50 goals against average and a .833 save percentage ... He is averaging 7.5 saves per game.
Duke’s backline trio of Rob Dolot, Nat Eggleston and Sebastien Ibeagha are the lone field players to play all 290 minutes over the weekend ... Overall, Ibeagha has gone the distance in 41 of his 54 contests ... The Texas native and Dolot came out of games just twice last season ... Eggleston returns to the defense after moving to midfield last season ... He played the full 90-plus in all but five games as a freshman.
The Blue Devils remain at home Friday against ACC foe Virginia Tech at 7 p.m. ... Three of Duke’s next four games will be at home with the lone road swing coming at Davidson, Sept. 17.