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SIUE Visits Koskinen for Regular Season Finale Friday
Thursday 11/02/2012  -  Duke Sports Information
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Game 17
Duke (7-7-2) vs. SIU Edwardsville (12-5-0)
November 2, 2012 l 7 p.m.
Durham, N.C. l Koskinen Stadium

Live Stats l Twitter

Setting the Scene

  • Duke finishes its regular season Friday night against SIU Edwardsville at 7 p.m.
  • The Blue Devils are 7-7-2 and have posted three consecutive shutouts
  • Senior James Belshaw will be honored for senior night prior to the contest
  • SIUE is 12-5-0 overall and is coming off of a 1-0 win over Central Arkansas last weekend  

The Series History

  • Duke and SIUE have met just once, with the Blue Devils emerging with a narrow 3-2 victory
  • The two teams met in 1984 in the Met Life Soccer Classic in Durham


Tale of the Tape
 

Category

Duke

SIUE

Overall Record

7-7-2

12-5-0

Goals-Shot attempts

18-162

26-226

Goals scored per game

1.12

1.5

Shots on goal-Attempts

74-162

103-226

SOG Pct.

0.457

0.456

Shots/Game

10.1

13.3

GAA

0.73

0.76

Corner Kicks

76

86

Penalty Kicks

1-1

0-0

Yellow cards

26

12

Red cards

3

0


Duke by the Numbers
2-2-0 - Duke's record in regular season finales under head coach John Kerr
20 - Career shutouts by senior James Belshaw
309:58 - Duke's current shutout streak, dating back to Boston College Oct. 19
27-8-2 - Duke's record in regular season non-conference games since 2008
31 - Points by Duke freshmen and sophomores this season with eight goals and 15 assists
3 -  Goals allowed by Duke in the first half this season
4 - Times Duke has allowed more than one goal this season
7 - Shutouts this season by senior goalkeeper James Belshaw, a career-best for Belshaw, and tying for 10th on the Duke single season list
28 - RPI ranking of SIUE, Duke's eighth opponent ranked among the current top 30
0.73 - Duke's goals-against average this season, the lowest for the Blue Devils through 16 games under head coach John Kerr

Honoring James Belshaw
Duke's lone senior, James Belshaw, will play his final regular season contest Friday night ... The Blue Devil goalkeeper has had an excellent career during his four seasons with the squad ... He has started every game he has played and has been an integral part of the team's success ... A Nottingham, England native, Belshaw is a two-time All-ACC honoree, including earning first team honors in 2011 ... He has been voted to the NSCAA All-South Region in each of the previous two seasons and three ACC Player of the Week awards during his career ... An outstanding leader, he has served as a team captain the past two seasons and is equally as active in the Duke community ... Belshaw will graduate in December with a degree in history and is a three-time member of the All-ACC Academic Team and ACC Academic Honor Roll.

Last Time Out
Duke stretched its shutout streak to 309:58 in a 0-0 double overtime draw at No. 23 Elon Tuesday night ... The Blue Devils held the nation's leading scorer to just one shot in the game ... Zach Mathers hit the crossbar in the second half as Duke outshot the Phoenix, 8-7 ... Duke has not allowed a goal since the 71st minute against Boston College Oct. 19.

Scouting SIU Edwardsville
SIUE enters its final regular season contest with a 12-5-0 overall record and 4-2-0 mark in Missouri Valley Conference play ... The Cougars have won four of their previous five contests, including a 1-0 win over Central Arkansas last weekend ... SIUE is paced by Christian Volesky on offense with nine goals ... Peter Kelly has five goals and three assists for 13 points, while three players all have three tallies apiece ... John Berner has played nearly 1,100 minutes and owns a 9-3-0 overall record and a 0.83 goals against average and a .800 save percentage with three shutouts ... The Cougars are 3-3-0 on the road this season.

Non-Conference Soccer
Duke is 4-3-1 this season in non-conference contests and is an impressive 27-8-2 all-time under head coach John Kerr in regular season non-conference games.

In Common
Duke and SIUE both played Virginia Tech this season ... The Blue Devils blanked the Hokies, while the Cougars earned a 3-1 victory in the season opener in Blacksburg, Va.

 

Opponents

Duke

SIUE

Virginia Tech

W, 2-0

W, 3-1

Two Goals Key to Blue Devils Victory
The Blue Devils fare well when they net two goals in a game, sporting a perfect 5-0-0 record in those instances ... Duke is 1-4-0 when scoring just one goal, with that one victory being against NC State.

Belshaw Anchoring Stalwart Defense
Senior James Belshaw anchors the Blue Devils' stalwart backline that sports the third best goals against average in the ACC at 0.73 ... The veteran goalkeeper has seven shutouts for the year and 20 in his career ... His seven shutouts are tied for 10th in Duke single season history, while his 20 are tied for third among Duke goalies since the late 1970s.

Belshaw Ranks Among Best
Senior James Belshaw will graduate as one of the best goalkeepers in Duke soccer history ... A four-year starter with 20 shutouts to his name, the Nottingham, England native owns a 1.05 goals against average and a .764 save percentage for his career.

Career Shutouts
 

Goalkeeper

Years

SO

Pat Johnston

1982-85

47

Boris Ilicic

1979-81

24

Justin Papadakis

2005-07

20

James Belshaw

2009-P

20

Garth Lagerway

1991-94

19

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 begins ACC Tournament play on the road. The bracket will be released following the remainder of the ACC contests Thursday evening ... The quarterfinal rounds begin on campus sites Tuesday, Nov. 6.

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