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Ashley Rape Earns Primetime Performer of the Week
Courtesy: Duke Sports Information
Release: 11/15/2010
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DURHAM, N.C. – Duke redshirt sophomore defender Ashley Rape has been named a Primetime Performer of the Week on Monday, after guiding the Blue Devils to NCAA Tournament victories over California and fifth-ranked Florida over the weekend.

Rape and the Duke defense allowed only one goal in two matches to advance to its third NCAA Sweet 16 over the last four years.  A product of Dallas, Texas, Rape started both matches on the defensive end and played the entire 200 minutes in the two victories. 

Duke (11-7-4) registered a 2-1 victory over California in the first round and then bounced the fifth-ranked Gators on Sunday, 4-2, in penalty kicks, after battling to a 0-0 draw through two overtimes.  Blue Devil sophomore goalkeeper Tara Campbell saved the first Florida penalty kick and the Gators missed their fourth attempt to the right.  For Duke, sophomore Nicole Lipp, senior Meaghan FitzGerald, senior Marybeth Kreger and senior Lynnea Pappas each stepped forward and drained their kicks to push the Blue Devils through.

On the season, Rape has started all 21 matches and totaled two assists.  She has helped lead the Duke defense to 10 shutouts.

Duke will next take on sixth-ranked Oklahoma State on Friday, Nov. 19 at 8:00 p.m. (EST) in Stillwater, Okla., in the NCAA Tournament Sweet 16.

CS360 Primetime Performers of the Week
Boston College - Kristen Mewis
Duke - Ashley Rape
Georgetown - Ingrid Wells
Marquette - Lisa Philbin
Minnesota - Katie Bethke
Notre Dame - Lauren Fowlkes
Oklahoma State - Carson Michalowski
UC Irvine - Coco Goodson and Tanya Taylor
Virginia - Maggie Kistner
*Washington - Jorde LaFontaine-Kussmann
West Virginia - Bri Rodriguez
Wisconsin - Monica Lam-Feist

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