#25/NR Duke (8-7-4) at #3/3 Florida State (15-1-3) Sunday, Nov. 3 • 1:00 PM • Tallahassee, Fla. Seminole Soccer Complex
Duke Heads to Tallahassee, Fla., for ACC Tournament Quarterfinals... The 25th-ranked Duke women’s soccer team will travel to Tallahassee, Fla., on Sunday, Nov. 3 for a quarterfinal match of the ACC Tournament against the third-ranked Florida State Seminoles (15-1-3, 10-1-2). Sunday’s match will kick at 1:00 p.m., and will be played at Seminole Soccer Complex. All of Sunday’s ACC Tournament quarterfinal matches will kick at 1:00 p.m. The winners advance to WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary, N.C. for the semifinals which will be played on Friday, November 8 at 5:30 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. The championship match will be held on Sunday, November 10 at 4:00 p.m. and will air live on ESPNU.
A Look at Florida State... Florida State will enter the ACC Tournament as the No. 2 seed with a 15-1-3 overall record. The Seminoles posted a 10-1-2 ACC mark on the year. Dagny Brynjarsdottir has led Florida state on the season with nine goals, seven assists and 21 points. The Seminoles have outscored their opponents, 35-11, on the year.
The Series with Florida State... Duke and Florida State will meet for the 22nd time in school history with Florida State leading 9-8-4. In matches played in Tallahassee, Fla., the Blue Devils own a 3-6 mark. Duke is 0-2 in the ACC Tournament versus Florida State. The losses came on Nov. 4, 2009 (2-0) and on Nov. 1, 2006 (2-0). Florida State has won six straight matches played in Tallahassee, Fla.
In the ACC Tournament... Duke enters Sunday’s match with an eight-match winless streak in ACC Tournament contests played away from Durham, N.C. The last win was Nov. 2, 2005 against Boston College, 2-0, in Cary, N.C. Duke has won only one match in the ACC Tournament over the last eight contests. Overall in ACC Tournament play, Duke owns a mark of 12-25-2. The Blue Devils have a record of 8-11-2 in the quarterfinals. Duke is looking for its ﬁrst ACC Tournament crown and is appearing in its 26th league tournament. Kim DeCesare and Kelly Cobb are the only two Blue Devils on the 2013 roster to have ever scored in the ACC Tournament.
Active NCAA Games Played Leaders... Among active career stat leaders, Duke’s Natasha Anasi and Laura Weinberg each lead the NCAA with 92 games played over the last four years. The next closest are Ally Berry (WFU), Aubrey Bledsoe (WFU) and Kaitlyn Kerr (Duke) with 91 matches. Marissa Diggs (UCF) and Ashley Nicol (UCF) have played 90 games and are scheduled to play on Friday, Nov. 1 in their conference tournament.
Duke Moves Up ACC Standings... After going through a six-match winless streak, the Blue Devils rode a five-match stretch with a 4-0-1 mark to help clinch the No. 7 seed in the ACC Tournament. During the four-game unbeaten streak, Duke outscored its opponents 11-5, prior to the 3-0 loss at No. 4 North Carolina. Duke notched 13 points in the ACC standings over the last five matches to earn a spot in the very challenging ACC Tournament.
On the Road... Duke owns a 3-4-2 mark on the road this season and is 2-2 versus ranked opponents. Senior Laura Weinberg has scored four of the Blue Devils’ nine goals on the road this year. Freshman Toni Payne has notched two goals and three assists on the road.