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Game 19
Duke (8-4-6) at No. 1 Notre Dame (11-1-5)
ACC Tournament Quarterfinals
Nov. 12, 2013 | 7 p.m.
Notre Dame, Ind. | Alumni Stadium
Setting the Scene
• The Blue Devils grabbed the No. 7 seed in the ACC Tournament with a 1-0 win at Clemson in the regular season finale Friday night
• Duke will play No. 2 seed and top-ranked Notre Dame in the ACC Tournament quarterfinal
• Notre Dame beat the Blue Devils during the regular season 3-1 and captured a share of the regular season title with a 7-1-3 ACC record and an 11-1-5 overall record
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The Series History
• Duke and Notre Dame will meet for the sixth time overall ... The Irish lead the series 3-2, including the 3-1 regular season victory ... Duke’s two wins came 1990 and 1992.
Tale of the Tape



Overall Record



Goals-Shot attempts



Goals scored per game



Shots on goal-Attempts



SOG Pct.









Corner Kicks



Penalty Kicks



Yellow cards



Red cards



Duke by the Numbers
0.34 – Duke’s goals against average during the eight-game unbeaten streak
1 – Goal for redshirt senior Tomas Coulter after his first tally put Duke into the ACC Tournament
1.42 – The Blue Devils’ goals against average in the 10 games prior to the unbeaten stretch
3 – ACC Tournament titles in Duke men’s soccer history
8 – Points apiece for juniors Nick Palodichuk and Sean Davis during the eight-game stretch
13 – Goals on set pieces for Duke this year, including six from corner kicks
18 – Second-half goals for the Blue Devils this season, compared to just six in the first half
18-21-4 – Duke’s all-time record in the ACC Tournament
71 – Saves for goalkeeper Alex Long, a career-best and third in the ACC overall
194:26 – Minutes since Duke has given up a goal, back to the 86th minute against Wake Forest Oct. 25
Last Time Out
Redshirt senior Tomas Coulter registered his first career goal in the 78th minute to lift Duke to a 1-0 win at Clemson ... The victory put the Blue Devils into the ACC Tournament ... The shutout was the eighth of the year for Duke as it stretched its shutout streak to 194:26 and unbeaten streak to eight games.
About the Blue Devils
Duke edged Clemson 1-0 to end the regular season on an eight-game unbeaten streak ... Freshman Brody Huitema is the team’s top scorer with six goals and four assists for 16 points ... Junior midfielder Sean Davis is just behind him with six goals and three assists for 15 points ... Duke will be without sophomore defender Zach Mathers against Notre Dame due to yellow card accumulation ... Senior Sebastien Ibeagha, along with classmates Will Donovan and Rob Dolot anchors the backline ... Redshirt senior Alex Long has played all but seven minutes this season and owns seven shutouts and 71 saves ... Duke is 4-2-1 on the road this season.
Duke in the ACC Tournament
Duke is 18-21-4 all-time in ACC Tournament action and 0-5-1 under head coach John Kerr ... The Blue Devils are 0-2 as the No. 7 seed and 2-5-0 in quarterfinal games ... Duke captured ACC Tournament titles in 1999, 2005 and 2006 ... The Blue Devils’ last ACC Tournament win was the 2006 championship game victory over Wake Forest Nov. 5, 2006.
Scouting the Irish
Notre Dame heads into the ACC Tournament as the nation’s top-ranked team after completing the regular season with an 11-1-5 overall record ... The Irish shared the ACC regular season title with Maryland and earned the No. 2 overall seed ... Harrison Shipp paces the offense with eight goals and seven assists for 23 points, while Patrick Hodan has four goals and four assists ... Defensively, Notre Dame is stout in allowing just 11 goals in 17 games for a 0.61 goals against average ... The Irish’s lone loss came at home against Virginia Oct. 26 ... Notre Dame is 4-1-3 at home this season, including the 3-1 win over Duke Sept. 27.
Last Time We Met
Notre Dame scored two goals in the final 2:03 to hand the Blue Devils a 3-1 road loss ... Junior Jack Coleman registered his first career goal in the 51st minute to even the score 1-1  ... Alex Long made three saves in the loss as Notre Dame outshot Duke 17-6 for the game.
Behind the Streak
Duke takes its eight-game unbeaten streak into South Bend Tuesday night ... The streak tis the longest unbeaten stretch since the 2004 team opened the year 11-0 ... Defensively, Duke has been outstanding the past eight games, allowing just three goals for a 0.34 goals against average, compared to a 1.40 goals against average in the first 10 games of the year ... The Blue Devils have six shutouts during the stretch ... Offensively, Sean Davis and Nick Palodichuk have hit their stride ... Davis has four goals, while Palodichuk has contributed two scores and four assists for eight points ... In the first 10 games of the year the junior pair had just 11 points combined - five fewer than the past seven games overall.
In Common
Duke and Notre Dame do not share any common non-conference foes ... Both squads own wins over Clemson and Pitt.



Notre Dame

North Carolina

T, 0-0

T, 1-1


L, 1-2

W, 3-0

Boston College

W, 1-0

T, 1-1


W, 1-0

W, 2-1


L, 1-3

T, 1-1

Virginia Tech

T, 1-1

W, 1-0

NC State

T, 1-1

W, 2-1


T, 0-0

L, 0-2

Wake Forest

T, 2-2

W, 3-1


W, 3-0

W, 2-0

Duke In Extra Time
The Blue Devils have played six overtime games this season, tying North Carolina, Rutgers, Virginia Tech, Virginia, Wake Forest and NC State in 110 minutes of action and beating Davidson 3-2 in OT ... Duke has not lost an overtime game since Sept. 28, 2012 against North Carolina ... Overall, Duke has played 123 overtime games in its history and is 44-36-43 in those contests ... Duke is 12-9-23 in multiple overtime games according to the season ledgers ... The Blue Devils played a program-high seven overtime games in 2010 ... Duke is 5-4-3 in overtime ACC Tournament games.