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Blue Devils Prepared to Rebound at Rival UNC
Saturday 10/03/2013  -  Duke Sports Information
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Game 11
Duke (4-4-2, 0-3-1) at No. 12 North Carolina (3-1-4, 0-0-4)
October 4, 2013 | 7 p.m.
Chapel Hill, N.C. | Fetzer Field
 
 
Setting the Scene
• Duke resumes ACC play against rival North Carolina Friday night
• Both squads are in search of their first ACC victory with Duke sporting a 0-3-1 record and UNC at 0-0-4
• The match will be broadcast live by ESPN3
 
The Series History
• Duke and North Carolina will play for the 88th time in the programs’ histories
• The Tar Heels lead the series 44-34-9 and have won seven of the past eight
• The Blue Devils tied North Carolina 2-2 in 2011 and last defeated their rival 1-0 in 2006
• Duke is 12-23-4 in games in Chapel Hill
 
Tale of the Tape

 

Duke

UNC

Overall Record

4-4-2

3-1-4

Goals-Shot attempts

14-156

10-106

Goals scored per game

1.4

1.25

Shots on goal-Attempts

63-156

43-106

SOG Pct.

0.404

0.406

Shots/Game

15.6

13.2

GAA

1.42

0.55

Corner Kicks

65

43

Penalty Kicks

1-2

0-0

Yellow cards

15

10

Red cards

0

1

 
Duke by the Numbers
87 – Times Duke and North Carolina have met in the two programs’ histories
5 – Goals by freshman Brody Huitema in the past five games after being held without a goal in first five outings
6 – Players in the ACC, including Brody Huitema, who have a league-best five goals this season
24 –  Of Duke’s 41 points scored by freshmen and sophomores this season
11 – Second half goals for the Blue Devils this season, compared to just two in the first half
0 – Losses for the Blue Devils when they trail at halftime this season
30 – More shots Duke has taken in the second half than its opponents this season
8 – Times Duke and North Carolina have gone into overtime in the 87 meetings
45 – Games between Duke and North Carolina decided by one goal
11 – Of the previous 12 meetings between the rivals that have been one-goal games
 
About the Blue Devils
Duke makes the short trip to Chapel Hill, N.C. for a meeting with its rival North Carolina Friday night ... The Blue Devils look to rebound after a 2-1 loss to UNC Wilmington Tuesday night ... Overall, Duke is 4-4-2 and 0-3-1 in ACC play ... Brody Huitema has caught fire lately with five goals in the past five games ... Huitema sits atop the ACC with five other players for the lead in goals scored ... Freshman Seo-In Kim owns four assists to rank second in the ACC, while Sean Davis has three overall ... Sebastien Ibeagha anchors the defense and has added a pair of goals for the Blue Devils, while Alex Long is the final line in goal with a 1.42 goals against average and a .712 save percentage ... Duke is 1-2-0 on the road this season.
 
Scouting the Tar Heels
North Carolina enters Friday’s ACC tilt well rested with its last game being a 1-1 tie at Wake Forest last Saturday ... The Tar Heels are 3-1-4 overall and 0-0-4 in league action ... UNC has 10 goals in its eight outings and has been shut out twice, including a 1-0 midweek loss to William & Mary ... Defensively, the Tar Heels are outstanding with just five goals against and four shutouts ... Tyler Engel is the top scorer with three goals and an assist for seven points ... Raby George also has three tallies ... In goal, Brendan Moore sports a 0.55 goals against average and a .848 save percentage with 28 saves on 33 shots on goal ... The Tar Heels are 2-1-1 at home this season and 0-0-1 in ACC home contests.
 
Last Time We Met
Duke and North Carolina last met in the ACC Tournament quarterfinal with the Tar Heels edging the Blue Devils 1-0 ... North Carolina scored in the 22nd minute and staved off Duke’s attack in the final minutes ... In the regular season, North Carolina, playing up a man, scored just 1:42 into overtime to escape Durham with a 2-1 overtime victory ... Riley Wolfe scored the goal for the Blue Devils and James Belshaw made five saves in the setback.
 
Last Time Out
UNC Wilmington scored a goal in the 79th minute to break open a 1-1 tie with the Blue Devils Tuesday night ... Duke fell behind 1-0 in the 64th minute before Brody Huitema evened the score 13 minutes later ... It was Huitema’s fifth goal in five games, but the Seahawks responded less than two minutes later with the game winner.
 
Huitema Leading Duke Offense
Rookie striker Brody Huitema has caught fire for the Blue Devils, scoring five goals in the past five games ... His first career tally came at Davidson and sparked a 3-2 come-from-behind win in which he scored the overtime winner ... Two of his goals came on corner kicks, while the other three came in the run of play ... His five scores are tied for the lead in the ACC.
 
Duke vs. In-State Schools
Duke has faced 13 different Division I schools in the state of North Carolina in program history ... The Blue Devils sport a 234-145-31 record in those game and are perfect against Appalachian State and UNC Asheville ... Duke’s 37 wins against Davidson are the most versus a North Carolina opponent ... 113 of the losses have come against ACC foes NC State, North Carolina and Wake Forest.
 
Young Blue Devils Contributing
Twenty-four of Duke’s 41 points this season have come from freshmen and sophomores ... Freshman Brody Huitema has a team-high 11 points, while sophomore Zach Mathers has six ... Rookie Seo-In Kim has four assists, Luis Rendon has two and Jimmy Doll rounds out the underclassmen group with one.
 
Next Up
The Blue Devils continue their grueling schedule Tuesday night when they host ACC foe Virginia at 7 p.m. ... It’s the first time Duke will play a midweek conference game.
 
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