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Duke Making Final Preparations for Johns Hopkins
Thursday 05/16/2014  -  Duke Sports Information
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Game 18
No. 3 Duke (14-3) vs. No. 8 Johns Hopkins (11-4)
NCAA Tournament Quarterfinal
Newark, Del. | Delaware Stadium
May 18, 2014 | 12:04 p.m.
 
Setting The Scene
• Duke advanced to the quarterfinalround with a 20-9 victory over Air Force
• The Blue Devils meet Johns Hopkins, which defeated Virginia 14-8 in the opening round
• The game will be televised by ESPNU from Delaware Stadium
 
The Series History
• Duke and Johns Hopkins meet for the 17th time overall and for the fifth time in the NCAA Tournament
• The Blue Jays lead the series 11-5 and have a 3-1 edge in the NCAA Tournament against the Blue Devils
• Duke defeated Johns Hopkins in the first round in 2010 en route to winning its first NCAA title
 
Tale Of The Tape             

Category

Duke

JHU

Overall Record

14-3

11-4

Shots/Game

41.8

40.1

Goals/Game

14.82

12.13

Assists/Game

8.89

7.4

Points/Game

23.7

17.2

Shot %

0.354

0.303

GAA

9.46

8.16

GBs/Game

35.9

31.4

EMO

 23-58 (.397)

27-52 (.519)

 Man Down

51-73 (.699

26-40 (.650)

Clears

293-329 (.891)

231-279 (.828)

Faceoff %

 273-466 (.586)

208-360 (.578)

 
Duke by the Numbers
29-15 – Duke’s record in 18 NCAA Tournament appearances
9-4 – The Blue Devils’ record in NCAA quarterfinal games
285 – Career points for Jordan Wolf, tied for second all-time at Duke and in the ACC
149 – Points this season by Duke’s first midfield line of Class, Jones and Walsh - 81 goals and 68 assists
60 – Points this season for Deemer Class, the most in a single season by a Duke midfielder
125 – Wins for head coach John Danowski in his eight seasons at Duke
8  -  Goals  in  past  seven  games  for  defensive midfielder Will Haus
446 – Career ground balls for Brendan Fowler, fifthall-time in NCAA history
4 – Times Duke and Johns Hopkins have met in theNCAA Tournament with the Blue Jays having the 3-1 edge
6 – Of the 16 games between Duke and Johns Hopkins that have been decided by one goal, including three of the four in the NCAA tournament
145 – First-half goals by the Blue Devils in 2014
75 – Goals allowed by Duke in the first half in 2014
14.82 – Goals per game for the Blue Devils, tops in the ACC and second nationally
8.16 – Johns Hopkins goals against average, allowing 10-plus goals four times
 
Scouting Johns Hopkins                                    
Johns Hopkins advanced to the NCAA quarterfinals with a convincing 14-8 win at Virginia in the first round ... The Blue Jays avenged the regular season overtime loss to the Cavaliers ... Wells Stanwick headlines the offense with 63 points (22g, 41a), while Ryan Brown and Brandon Benn have 39 goals apiece... Drew Kennedy leads the faceoff game, winning 181- of-303 draws (.597) with 130 ground balls ... Michael Pellegrino is a defensive threat at long stick midfield with 13 caused turnovers and 24 GBs ... The trio of John Kelly, Robert Enright and Jack Reilly anchors the close defense that allows just 8.16 goals per game... Eric Schneider has played all but 16 minutes in goal and owns a 8.15 goals against average and a .568 save percentage ... The Blue Jays are 5-2 away from Homewood Field this season.
 
About  The Blue Devils
Duke’s offense was on display in the opening round as the Blue Devils cruised past Air Force 20-9 ... Duke had 14 assists on 20 goals ... The Blue Devils feature a high-powered offense that averages 14.82 goals per game ... Jordan Wolf headlines the offense with 54 goals and 84 points overall, while sophomore Deemer Class is having a breakout season with 60 points (33g, 27a) ... Josh Dionne has had a quietly productive year with 45 goals and Myles Jones has contributed 50 points ... The close defense of Chris Hipps, Henry Lobb and Casey Carroll anchor Duke’s defensive charge with Carroll sporting 21 caused turnovers and 44 ground balls ... Brendan Fowler leads the faceoff game with a 256-170 record (.601) and 164 ground balls ... Will Haus is a force on the faceoff wing and at defensive midfield with 39 ground balls and 10 goals ... In goal, Luke Aaron is 13-3 with a .531 save percentage and a 9.50 goals against average ... Duke is 4-2 away from home and 0-1 in neutral site games this season.
 
How They Got Here                                            
Duke had nine different goal scorers as it raced past Air Force 20-9 in the opening round ... Johns  Hopkins used an 8-0 run over an 18-minute span and held off Virginia in Charlottesville for the 14-8 victory.
 
In Common                                                                
Duke and Johns Hopkins share five common opponents in Syracuse, Virginia, North Carolina, Maryland and Loyola ... The Blue Devils went 3-3 against those teams, while the Blue Jays went 2-4.
 

Opponent

Duke

Johns Hopkins

Syracuse

W, 21-7, L, 15-16

L, 10-12

Virginia

W, 17-15,  

L, 10-11 (OT), W, 14-8  

North Carolina

W, 9-8 (OT)

L, 9-13  

Maryland 

 L, 6-10

W, 11-6 

 Loyola

L, 7-14

 L, 10-13 

 
First Round Tidbits
• Duke led all teams with 20 goals in the first round
• Duke’s Myles Jones and Albany’s Lyle Thompson both registered eight points in their first-round outings to lead all scorers
• Duke’s 14 assists were six more than the next closest team
• The Blue Devils led all teams with 52 shots and 40 ground balls in the tournament opener
• Nine different Blue Devils tallied goals in the win over Air Force
• Duke scored on 38.5 percent of its shots against Air Force, second behind Notre Dame’s 39.4
 
NCAA Tournament Notes
• Duke is making its 14th appearance in the NCAA quarterfinals and eighth consecutive
• The Blue Devils are 29-15 all-time in the NCAA Tournament with the 29 wins ranking seventh among Division I teams ... Duke is 9-4 in quarterfinal games
• Duke earned the top seed for the third time – also in 2007 and 2008 – and is 6-2 as the No. 1 seed ... The Blue Devils have earned a top-eight seed in 16 of their 18 NCAA Tournament appearances – 1994 (8), 1995 5), 1997 (5), 1998 (7), 1999 (4), 2000 (7), 2002 (7) and 2005 (2), 2007 (1), 2008 (1), 2009 (3), 2010 (5), 2011 (5), 2012 (3), 2013 (7) and 2014 (1)
Jordan Wolf leads all current Blue Devils with 35 career NCAA Tournament points (20g, 15a) ... Josh Dionne has 21 and Christian Walsh 19 ... Brendan Fowler has won 61 percent of his draws
• Duke is 3-0 in overtime NCAA Tournament games
• Duke has advanced to championship weekend in each of the previous seven seasons and nine times overall
• Duke played nine of the 18 teams in the tournament, going 7-3 overall ... The Blue Devils have played three of the other remaining seven squads
• Duke has won 23 of its past 29 NCAA playoff games, with three of the losses coming against Johns Hopkins in the 2005 and 2007 title games and the 2008 semifinals
• Overall, the Blue Devils are 24-6 in NCAA action when scoring at least 10 goals and 1-9 when held to single digits
• Duke is one of seven schools with more tournament wins than postseason appearances (Cornell, Duke, Johns Hopkins, Maryland, Princeton, Syracuse & Virginia)
• Duke’s 13 NCAA Tournament wins since 2010 are the most of any program in that span ... Three other programs have seven
 
A Win Over Johns Hopkins Would                  
• Give Duke 15 wins for the third straight season and eighth time since 2005
• Send Duke to its eighth straight NCAA semifinal and 10th overall in program history
• Be the program’s 20th NCAA Tournament victory
• Make Duke 61-58-1 all-time in the month of May
• Give John Danowski his 345th career victory, 126th at Duke and 25th in the NCAA Tournament
• Be the program’s 506th victory
 
Wolf Climbing Career Lists                              
 Wolf continues to move up the Duke, ACC and NCAA career lists ... His 285 points (174 goals and 111 assists) rank second in Duke and ACC history and 13th in NCAA history ... The senior captain also ranks in the top 10 in the ACC career records book in goals and assists.
 

Category                      

DUKE

ACC

NCAA

 Career Points (285)

2nd

2nd

13th

Career Goals (174)

3rd

4th

 13th

Career Assists (111)

  4th

14th

 N/A

 
Up Next
The winner advances to the NCAA semifinals to take on the winner of Denver and Drexel in Baltimore May 24. Championship Weekend runs from May 24-26 with the NCAA Championship game coming May 26 at 1 p.m. … All games are broadcast on ESPN2.

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