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Courtesy: Michelle Pettit
Duke Prepared for Showdown with No. 2 Maryland
Saturday 02/27/2014  -  Duke Sports Information
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Game 5
No. 1/1 Duke vs. No. 2/3 Maryland
March 1, 2014 | 12 p.m.
College Park, Md. | Capital One Field at Byrd Stadium
 
 
Setting the Scene
•  Duke begins a grueling March schedule with No. 2 Maryland Saturday
• The Blue Devils look to avenge last season’s 16-7 setback to the Terps as both teams try to stay perfect for the year
• Maryland is coming off of a dominant 16-8 win over No. 1 Syracuse
• The game will be broadcast by TerpsTV and available to both subscribers to TerpsTV and to Blue Devil Network+
 
The Series History
• Duke and Maryland are meeting for the 79th time and the last time as ACC foes
• The Terps have dominated the series with a 59-19 all-time record against the Blue Devils
• Duke is 4-7 against Maryland since 2007 and 3-4 in the regular season in that span
 
Tale Of The Tape

Category

Duke

Maryland

Overall Record

4-0

3-0

Shots/Game

38.8

48

Goals/Game

13.25

15.33

Assists/Game

8.5

7

Points/Game

21.75

22.33

Shot % 

0.342

0.319

GAA

8

4.67

GBs/Game

36.75

41.7

EMO

2-11 (.182)

7-12 (.583)

Man Down

11-19 (.579)

4-8 (.500)

Clears

72-82 (.878)

 50-52 (.962)

Faceoff %

64-98 (.653)

44-71 (.620)

 
Duke by the Numbers
90 – Career assists by Jordan Wolf, 10 shy of becoming the fourth player in Duke history to amass 100 goals and 100 assists in his career
.640 – Brendan Fowler’s faceoff win percentage through four games
.672 – Maryland’s Charlie Raffa’s win percentage at the faceoff X after three games
45 – Straight games in which Jordan Wolf has registered a point, dating back to Feb. 11, 2012
9.50 - Ground balls per game for Fowler, tops in the ACC and third nationally
5.73 – Goals against average for sophomore goaltender Luke Aaron in his 157 minutes of action
90 – Second-half ground balls by the Blue Devils this season compared to 38 for their opponents
7 – Games Duke will play over a 28-day span in the month of March
4 – Of the seven opponents in March currently ranked among the top eight
16 – Blue Devils who have recorded 100 career goals after Josh Dionne did so Sunday
42-9 – Duke’s record in March since 2007
3 – Of the nine losses in March that have come at the hands of Maryland
5 – Caused turnovers for Luke Duprey against Penn and for Casey Carroll vs. Stony Brook
10.5 – Assists per game for Duke, leading the ACC
 
Scouting Maryland
Saturday’s game features a matchup between two of the nation’s 14 undefeated programs ... Maryland is 3-0 and is coming off of a monster 16-8 win over No. 1 Syracuse in the Carrier Dome ... The Terrapins are allowing just 4.67 goals per game and scoring 15.33 per outing ... Matt Rambo and Mike Chanenchuk pace the offense with 12 and 11 points, respectively ... At the X, junior Charlie Raffa has been outstanding in winning 67 percent of his draws, including 19-of-26 against the Orange ... Niko Amato anchors the stalwart defense between the pipes with a 5.25 goals against average and a .650 save percentage ... Maryland currently leads the conference in clearing percentage (.962) and ground balls per game (41.67).
 
About The Blue Devils
Duke is 4-0 heading into ACC play this weekend ... The Blue Devils are 2-0 against top-20 opponents and are averaging 13.25 goals per game ... Jordan Wolf headlines the attack with 10 goals and nine assists, while Josh Dionne has 12 points from 10 goals and two assists ... Sophomore Deemer Class also has 12 points (6g, 6a), while junior Kyle Keenan had a strong February with six goals and three assists ... Longstick midfielder helps anchor Duke’s defense with  eight caused turnovers and 10 ground balls, while close defenseman Casey Carroll has 10 caused turnovers and 17 ground balls ... In goal, sophomore Luke Aaron has started the past two games ... He is 3-0 overall with a 5.73 goals against average and a .681 save percentage ... Brendan Fowler once again leads the faceoff game, winning 57-of-89 (.640) draws and picking up an ACC-best 9.5 ground balls per game.
 
Last Time We Met
Maryland jumped out to a 7-1 lead and never looked back en route to a dominant 16-7 victory in Durham in 2013 ... The Terrapins controlled all facets of the game, winning the battle at the X 17-10 and winning the ground ball battle 28-22 ... The nine-goal loss was the worst for the Blue Devils since a 17-7 loss to Syracuse in the 2009 NCAA semifinals.
 
A Win Over Maryland Would
• Be Duke’s 20th win over Maryland
• Make Duke 200-122 in the month of March
• Give head coach John Danowski his 335th career victory and 116th at Duke
• Be the program’s 496th victory
• Be Duke’s 139th win since 2005
• Be Duke’s 79th win over  a top 20 foe since 2006
 
Duke In The Month Of March
Duke is 199-122 all time in the month of March and an impressive 42-9 since 2007 ... Three of Duke’s nine losses in March have come against Maryland.
 
Success On the Road
Duke has been outstanding in true road games under the guidance of head coach John Danowski ... The Blue Devils are 17-6 in games played on an opponent’s home field ... Against Maryland in games at Capital One Field at Byrd Stadium, Duke is 1-1 with a win in 2007 and a loss in 2012.
 
Ikeda Brothers Square Off
Duke sophomore close defenseman Jamie Ikeda will line up across from his brother Casey Ikeda Saturday ... Casey is a junior close defenseman for the Terrapins ... Both brothers are starters for the respective teams ... Jamie has five caused turnovers and eight ground balls, while Casey has three caused turnovers and four ground balls ... The Ikedas are the third pair of brothers to have played for Duke and Maryland in recent years.
 

Duke

Maryland

Kevin Young ’11

Ryan Young ’12

Will Haus ’15

John Haus ’14

Jamie Ikeda ‘16

Casey Ikeda ‘15

 
Battle at the Faceoff X
Saturday’s game will feature two of the top faceoff specialists ... Duke’s Brendan Fowler and Maryland’s Charlie Raffa are off to strong starts in 2014 ... Raffa is coming off an impressive 19-of-26 showing at Syracuse and sports a .672 win percentage in restarts ... He has taken all but 13 draws for the Terrapins ... Meanwhile, Fowler has picked up where he left off in 2013 ... The senior captain is 57-of-89 (.640) and has taken all but nine faceoffs for the Blue Devils this season ... Last season, Raffa went 13-of-20 at the X and Fowler finished 10-of-25.
 
Terrific Thirds for Duke
Duke has been outstanding in the third quarters in 2014 ... The Blue Devils are outscoring their opponents 14-6, outshooting foes 41-21 and putting 26 shots on goal to opponents’ 14 in the third frame ... In the ground ball game, Duke is scrapping its way to 38 ground balls to 15 for its counterparts.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Reaching The Perfect 10
Since 2007, Duke is 102-7 when scoring at least 10 goals in a game ... The Blue Devils are 12-22 when being held to fewer than 10 scores ... Duke is 30-23 when allowing 10 goals in a contest and is 83-6 when holding opponents under 10 goals ... Maryland has kept Duke to fewer than 10 goals in seven of the past nine meetings ... The Terps have failed to score double digits in three of those nine with Duke going 2-1 in those three contests.
 
Recent ACC History
Duke has launched itself to the top of the ACC since 2001, winning six league titles and sporting a .662 winning percentage.
 

ACC – 2001-12

Team

ACCRS

ACCT

NCAAT

Total

Champ

Duke

23-15

15-6

5-3

43-22

6

UVA

21-17

10-10

3-1

34-28

3

MD

21-18

9-10

3-4

33-32

3

UNC

10-27

4-12

0-4

12-45

1

           

ACC – 2005-12

Team

ACCRS

ACCT

NCAAT

Total

Champ

Duke

20-6

10-3

5-2

35-11

4

UVA

14-12

6-7

1-1

21-20

2

MD

13-14

6-7

1-2

22-24

2

UNC

6-20

4-8

0-3

10-31

1

 
Keenan Eyeing Breakout Season
Inside Lacrosse wrote in December that it thought Kyle Keenan was a prime candidate for the ACC’s “Breakout Stud” ... Keenan appears to be on track to be just that for the Blue Devils with six goals and three assists in his first four games this year ... Running on the second midfield line, the native of Smithtown, N.Y., has surpassed his goal production from both 2012 and 2013 and is one point shy of matching his point total from last season.
 

Keenan Career Scoring Breakdown

Year

GP-GS

G

A

Pts

2012

15-3

4

2

6

2013

18-0

4

6

10

2014

4-0

6

3

9

 
Wolf Riding Point Scoring Streak
With 10 points over the weekend, Jordan Wolf extended his nation’s-best point scoring streak to 45 games  ... In the past 45 games, the Wynnewood, Pa., native has 99 goals, 70 assists for 169 points ... He has been held without a point in just five games in his career and Duke is 1-4 in those contests ... Wolf was last held scoreless in the 2011 NCAA semifinal against Maryland - May 28, 2011.
 
Wolf Climbing Career Lists
Wolf continues to move up the Duke career lists ... His 210 points - 130 goals and 90 assists - rank eighth in Duke history ... He is 26 points shy of moving into the top five with the likes of recent stars Matt Danowski, Zack Greer, Max Quinzani and Ned Crotty ... The senior captain also ranks in the top 20 in the ACC in career points and is four shy of climbing into the conference’s top-20 in career goals.
 

Category

Duke

ACC

Career Points (210)

6th

15th

Career Goals (130)

8th

18th

Career Assists (90)

7th

-14 from 20th

 
Wolf & Dionne Career Hat Tricks
Sophomore Jordan Wolf owns 22 career hat tricks, tied for the most in Division I lacrosse ... Overall, Wolf has three-plus points in 42 of his 64 career games ... Josh Dionne is just behind him with 18 career hat tricks following his three-goal outing vs. Penn.
 
Up Next
The gauntlet continues for the Blue Devils next weekend as they head to Baltimore to take on No. 7 Loyola March 9 at 6 p.m.
 
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