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Courtesy: Steve Rock
Duke and UNC Rivalry Continues Wednesday in Lacrosse
Friday 03/12/2013  -  Duke Sports Information
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Game 8
No. 17 Duke (3-4, 0-1 ACC) at No. 6 North Carolina (3-2, 0-0 ACC)
March 13, 2013 l 7:30 p.m. l ESPNU
Chapel Hill, N.C. l Fetzer Field

ESPN3 l Live Stats l Twitter

Setting the Scene

  • Duke looks to continue its winning ways Wednesday night against No. 6 North Carolina
  • The Blue Devils are coming off a 9-8 win over No. 4 Loyola, while UNC defeated No. 5 Princeton, 16-15
  • Both squads are ranked in the top 20 with UNC coming in at No. 6 and Duke No. 17

The Series History

  • Duke and North Carolina are meeting for the 68th time overall and for the 14th time since 2007
  • The Blue Devils are 29-38 overall against the Tar Heels, but 12-1 since 2007
  • North Carolina last defeated the Blue Devils in 2010, a 13-7 victory in Durham

Duke by the Numbers
1 - Rank of Brendan Fowler among all Division I players in ground balls per game (9.71)
143 -  Career points for junior attackman Jordan Wolf, 80 goals and 63 assists
9 -  Saves by sophomore Kyle Turri in Duke's 9-8 win over No. 4 Loyola
2.43 - Caused turnovers per game for Luke Duprey - seventh nationally and second in ACC
10-18 - Duke's record against UNC in Chapel Hill with all 10 wins coming since 1995
18-4 - Record against the Tar Heels since 2000
96 - Career points for junior Christian Walsh, four shy of becoming the 40th Blue Devil to reach the 100-career points benchmark
4 - Top 10 teams Duke will have played this season after it takes on No. 6 North Carolina
6-1 - Record against North Carolina in regular season matchups since 2007
.353 - Shot percentage by Duke's starting attack unit in 9-8 win over No. 4 Loyola
.292 - Shot percentage by Duke's starting attack unit in the previous six games

A Win over North Carolina Would

  • Make Duke 195-122 all-time in the month of March
  • Be Duke's 30th win over North Carolina and 13th since 2007
  • Give head coach John Danowski his 318th career victory and 99th at Duke
  • Be the program's 487th victory
  • Be Duke's 121st win since 2005

Scouting North Carolina
North Carolina enters its first ACC game ranked sixth in the USILA coaches poll and coming off a thrilling 16-15 win over Princeton ... The Tar Heels are 3-2 overall with losses to Notre Dame and UMass ... Marcus Holman headlines the attack with 12 goals and 11 assists for 23 points, while Jimmy Bitter has 12 goals and 20 points ... R.G. Keenan returns as the draw man, winning 56 percent of his faceoffs (65-of-117) and picking up a team-best 36 ground balls ... Kieran McDonald helps lead the defense with nine caused turnovers and 19 grounders ... In goal, Kieran Burke sports a .505 save percentage and an 11.00 goals against average ... North Carolina is 3-0 at home this season and averaging 14.0 goals per game in comparison to 10 goals per game on the road.

Last Time Duke and UNC Met
Duke outscored UNC 10-5 in the second half to capture the 2012 ACC Tournament title the last time these two teams met ... Christian Walsh lit up the Tar Heels with four goals, while Jordan Wolf and Jack Tripucka both had two apiece ... Duke committed just nine turnovers in the game and Wigrizer made five saves in 60 minutes of action.

Duke in the Month of March 
Duke is 194-122 all-time in the month of March and 37-9 under head coach John Danowski in the third month ... The Blue Devils have gone unbeaten in the month of March four times overall and once since 2007.

Blue Devils Against North Carolina
Seventeen current Blue Devils have played in at least one game against North Carolina and eight own at least one point against the Tar Heels during their careers ... Christian Walsh, on the strength of four goals in the ACC title game last season, leads all players with 12 points (9g, 3a).

 

Overall Career (Games Played)

   

Player (GP)

G-A-P

GB

CT

FO

Jake Tripucka (5)

5-2-7

5

1

-

David Lawson (5)

1-1-2

7

2

-

Josh Offit (4)

3-0-3

4

-

-

Kyle Keenan (1)

0-1-1

-

-

-

Bill Conners (3)

-

3

-

-

Christian Walsh (3)

9-3-12

3

-

-

Jordan Wolf (3)

4-5-0

5

2

-

Will Haus (2)

-

4

-

-

Tommy Patterson (2)

-

2

1

-

Henry Lobb (2)

-

-

1

-

Chris Hipps (3)

-

1

-

-

Josh Dionne (3)

5-0-5

5

1

 

Jimmy O'Neill (1)

-

-

-

-

Luke Duprey (3)

0-1-1

6

3

-

Greg DeLuca (3)

-

4

-

1-3

Brian Dailey (2)

-

2

-

-

         

Goalie

Saves

GA

GBs

CT

Dan Wigrizer (4)

27

34

12

1


Wolf Climbing Career Points List
Wolf's 27 points this season have pushed him to 24th on the Duke career scoring chart with 143 points ... He is six points shy of moving into a tie for the 20th position and is 55 points out of the top 10 ... In 47 career games, he has amassed 143 career points from 80 goals and 63 assists ... He tallied 51 points in his rookie season and had 65 points his sophomore campaign.

Success On the Road
Duke has been outstanding in true road games under the guidance of head coach John Danowski ... The Blue Devils are 16-6 in games played on an opponent's home field ... Duke is currently 0-1 in true road games and will play five overall in 2013.

Recent ACC History
Duke has launched itself to the top of the ACC since 2001, winning six league titles and sporting a .661 winning percentage.

 

ACC - 2001-12

Team

ACCRS

ACCT

NCAAT

Total

Champ

Duke

21-15

15-5

5-3

41-21

6

UVA

21-14

9-9

3-1

33-24

3

MD

20-17

9-9

3-4

32-30

3

UNC

8-27

2-12

0-4

10-43

0

           

ACC - 2005-12

Team

ACCRS

ACCT

NCAAT

Total

Champ

Duke

18-6

10-2

5-2

33-9

4

UVA

14-9

5-6

1-1

20-16

2

MD

12-13

6-6

1-2

21-22

2

UNC

4-20

2-8

0-3

6-31

0

Against Ranked Opponents
Since 2006, Duke has amassed a 71-30 (.703) record versus ranked opponents ... Duke is 1-3 so far in 2013 against ranked opponents, falling to then No. 9 Denver, No. 3 Notre Dame and No. 1 Maryland and beating No. 4 Loyola.

One Goal Games
Duke improved to 70-61 all-time in games decided by one goal after beating Loyola 9-8 ... Duke played a program-high seven one-goal games in both 1994 and 1997 ... Duke is 12-5 in one-goal games under John Danowski and 4-5 all-time against North Carolina.

Duke In Overtime Contests
Duke has played 35 overtime games in its history ... The Blue Devils are 17-17-1 overall and 0-2 against North Carolina in extra sessions ... Under Danowski, Duke is 4-1 in contests that go into overtime, but has not played North Carolina in an overtime game since 2004.

Danowski Approaching 100th Duke Win
With the 9-8 victory over Loyola, Danowski picked up his 98th victory at the helm of the Duke program ... Since 2007, the longtime coach has amassed a 98-28 record, leaving him two shy of picking up his 100th win at a second program ... He captured 192 wins at Hoftsra prior to coming to Durham ... Virginia's Dom Starsia is the only active coach to have won at least 100 games at two different schools ... Overall only three Division I coaches have done so with Dave Urick and Jack Emmer making the list.
 

Coach, School

Previous

Current

Dom Starsia*

101-Brown

245-UVA

Dave Urick

122-Hobart

223-G'Town

Jack Emmer

108-W&L

186-Army

John Danowski*

192-Hofstra

98-Duke

*Active head coaches

Wolf Riding Point Scoring Streak
With at least a point in all seven games this season, Wolf has pushed his point scoring streak to 27 games, ranking 10th in Division I lacrosse ... In the past 27 games, the Wynnewood, Pa., native has 49 goals, 43 assists for 92 points ... He has been held without a point in just five games in his career and Duke is 1-4 in those contests.

Walsh Nearing Century Mark
Junior Christian Walsh is four points shy of becoming the 40th Blue Devil in program history to reach the 100 career points mark ... With 63 goals and 33 assists, Walsh will join Jordan Wolf as current players on the Duke list.

Fowler Leads Faceoff Game
Junior Brendan Fowler has been outstanding at the X in his first season as the full-time draw man ... Fowler has won at least 10 draws in six of seven games this season ... He owns a 57.6 percent success rate at the draw, second in the ACC and 17th nationally.

Fowler Tops Nation in Ground Balls
In addition to winning 14.3 faceoffs per game, Fowler is averaging a nation's-best 9.71 ground balls per game ... The Wantagh, N.Y. native has picked up a career-high 11 ground balls three times this season and has at least seven in all seven outings.

Duprey Manning the Defense
Junior longstick midfielder Luke Duprey has helped anchor the Duke defense of late ... Against Notre Dame he registered a career-high five turnovers and four ground balls ... The five caused turnovers are the second most by a Blue Devil since the NCAA started tracking the stat in 2010 ... Only Tom Montelli '11 had more with six against Sacred Heart in 2010 ... Duprey leads Duke with 17 caused turnovers, ranking second in the ACC and seventh nationally.

Up Next
Duke returns to Koskinen Stadium against Towson Saturday, March 16 at 1 p.m ... The Blue Devils then host Marist March 18 at 7 p.m.

 


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