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Duke Ends ACC Regular Season at Virginia Friday
Wednesday 04/10/2014  -  Duke Sports Information
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Game 13
No. 2 Duke (10-2, 3-1) at No. 8 Virginia (8-4, 1-3)
April 11, 2014 | 6 p.m. | ESPNU
Charlottesville, Va. | Klӧckner Stadium
 
 
Setting the Scene
• Duke closes out its ACC regular season schedule Friday April 11 at Virginia
• The Blue Devils are 10-2 overall,  3-1 in ACC play and 2-2 overall in road games
• Virginia is 1-3 in the ACC and looks to bounce back from a tough 11-10 loss at North Carolina
 
The Series History
• Duke and Virginia are meeting for the 78th time in the programs’ histories Friday night
• The Cavaliers lead the series 50-27, but the Blue Devils have dominated the series since 2005
• Duke is 13-1 against Virginia since 2005 and has won eight straight regular season games over the Cavaliers
 
Tale of the Tape

Category

Duke

Virginia

Overall Record

10-2

8-4

Shots/Game

39.7

40.2

Goals/Game

13.92

12.83

Assists/Game

8

8.08

Points/Game

21.9

20.9

Shot % 

0.351

0.32

GAA

8.48

10.6

GBs/Game

34.4

37.9

EMO

17-43 (.395)

14-29 (.483)

Man Down

36-53 (.679)

19-38 (.500)

Clears

197-224 (.879)

214-252 (.849)

Faceoff %

182-307 (.593)

151-319 (.473)

 
Duke by the Numbers
6 – Game win streak for the Blue Devils after losing at current No. 1 Loyola March 9
12-1 – Duke’s record against Virginia under head coach John Danowski
8 – Straight regular season wins for Duke over Virginia dating back to a 17-2 win in 2005
14 – Goals Jordan Wolf needs to score to pass Matt Danowski on the Duke career goal scoring chart
16 – Points for senior Christian Walsh in previous three games after totaling just 11 in his first 9 outings
.647 - Man-up percentage (11-of-17) in Duke’s past two outings
.231 – Man-up percentage (6-of-26) in the Blue Devils’ first nine games
87 – Career caused turnovers by senior long stick midfielder Luke Duprey, 13 shy of becoming the first Blue Devil to record 100 takeaways
3.58 – Points per game for Deemer Class, seventh among all midfielders and fifth among sophomores overall
12.75 – Goals per game for the Blue Devils in their four ACC contests this season
7.95 – Goals against average for the Blue Devils in their four conference outings
7.67 – Average margin of victory in Duke’s three ACC wins this season
 
Scouting Virginia
Virginia is looking to bounce back from a tough 11-10 loss to North Carolina to earn a spot in the ACC Tournament ... The Cavaliers are 8-4 overall and 1-3 in ACC play ... Mark Cockerton leads the offense with 36 goals and 12 assists for 48 points, while James Pannell has 31 tallies and 36 points ... Mick Parks handles faceoff duties, winning 106-of-204  for a .520 win percentage ... Scott McWilliams leads the defense with 17 caused turnovers, while Joseph Lisicky has 16 caused turnovers and 33 GBs ... In goal, Matt Barrett sports an 11.07 goals against average and a .477 save percentage ... Overall, Virginia is allowing 10.60 goals per game and is a perfect 5-0 at home ... Virginia’s last loss at Klöckner was April 6, 2013 against North Carolina.
 
About The Blue Devils
Duke, riding a six-game win streak, heads to Charlottesville, Va., with a 10-2 overall record and a 3-1 mark in ACC play ... Ranked second, the Blue Devils own ACC wins over North Carolina, Syracuse and Notre Dame ... Jordan Wolf headlines the attack with 37 goals and 19 assists for 56 points, while sophomore Deemer Class is second in points with 43 (23g, 20a) ... Josh Dionne has 28 goals and Case Matheis has 12 to round out the attack  ... Christian Walsh and Myles Jones both have hit hot streaks recently to push their point totals to 27 and 25, respectively ... Brendan Fowler is winning 62 percent of his faceoffs (170-of-276) and has 108 ground balls ... Luke Duprey is a defensive force with 21 caused turnovers and 34 ground balls ... Casey Carroll leads all close defensemen with 18 caused turnovers and 34 ground balls ... In goal, Luke Aaron is 9-2 with a 8.34 goals against average and a .562 save percentage ... Overall, Duke is averaging 13.89 goals per game, while giving up just 8.48 ... The Blue Devils are 2-2 on the road this season and 1-2 against ranked foes on the road.
 
Last Time We Met
Josh Dionne scored five goals and Brendan Fowler won 19-of-30 faceoffs to lead Duke to a 19-16 home victory over Virginia ... Jake Tripucka added a career-high seven points for the Blue Devils in the win ... Trailing 13-9, Duke utilized a 10-1 run to erase the 13-9 deficit and go in front, 19-14, on a Dionne tally with 3:50 left in the contest ... Mark Cockerton led Virginia with six scores and Matt White chipped in four and an assist in the loss ... Kyle Turri made eight stops in goal for Duke.
 
Last Time Out
Duke senior Jordan Wolf scored four goals and three assists and sophomore Deemer Class added five goals and two assists to propel the Blue Devils to a 15-7 win at Notre Dame ... Duke, also getting a goal and three assists from Christian Walsh, led by as many as 10 against the Irish ... Luke Aaron made 10 saves for the Blue Devils as the defense held the Fighting Irish to just 20 percent shooting.
 
In Common
Duke and Virginia share one common non-conference foe and have five opponents overall in common ... Both squads own a win and a loss against Syracuse and Maryland, respectively ... Virginia defeated Loyola in overtime to kick off its 2014 season, while the Blue Devils fell to the Greyhounds in early March ... Duke defeated both Notre Dame and North Carolina, while the Cavaliers fell in both ACC tilts.
 
A Win Over Virginia Would
• Make Duke 171-172 in the month of April
• Give head coach John Danowski his 341st career victory and 122nd at Duke
• Be the program’s 502nd victory
• Stretch Duke’s win streak to seven games
• Be the Blue Devils’ 14th win over Virginia since 2005
• Make Duke 4-1 in the ACC with at least a share of the regular season title
 
Duke In The Month Of April
Duke is 170-172 all-time in the month of April ... Under head coach John Danowski, the Blue Devils are an impressive 31-6 in the month ... Only three of those losses have come in the regular season ... Duke went unbeaten in the month of April from April 16, 2005 to April 17, 2010.
 
Improved Shooting
One of the noticeable statistical upticks for Duke in the win streak is individuals’ shooting percentages ... Duke’s shooting percentages improved by 10 percent as a team during the six-game win streak ... Senior Jordan Wolf has made a 25 percent improvement, while sophomore Deemer Class jumped from shooting .219 in the first six games to .432 in the six past outings.
 

Player

Shot % First 6

Shot % Past 6

Myles Jones

0.28

0.351

Deemer Class

0.219

0.432

Jordan Wolf

0.289

0.545

Christian Walsh

0.333

0.35

Josh Dionne

0.406

0.441

 
On The Road
Since 2007, the Blue Devils are 22-8 in games played on an opponent’s campus ... The Blue Devils are 2-2 in true road games this season with losses at Maryland and Loyola and wins over Notre Dame and Furman.
 
Reaching The Perfect 10
Since 2007, Duke is 107-7 when scoring at least 10 goals in a game ... The Blue Devils are 13-24 when being held to fewer than 10 scores ... Duke is 31-25 when allowing 10 goals in a contest and is 88-6 when holding opponents under 10 goals.
 
Wolf Riding Point & Goal Scoring Streak
With two goals against Harvard, Jordan Wolf extended his nation’s-best point scoring streak to 53 games and his goal streak to 14 games  ... His 14-game goal scoring streak is 10th among active players ... In his 53-game stretch, Wolf has 126 goals and 80 assists for 206 points ... He has failed to score 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.
 
Up Next
Duke closes out its regular season home schedule April 19 when it hosts Rutgers at 1 p.m. … The game will be broadcast by ESPN3.
 
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