No. 9 Duke vs. No. 15 Old Dominion
Sunday, Sept. 15 l 1 p.m.
Durham, N.C. l Williams Field at Jack Katz Stadium
Battle of Top-15 Teams Sunday at Williams Field
Following a 2-1 victory over William & Mary Friday evening at Williams Field at Jack Katz Stadium, the ninth-ranked Blue Devils (4-1) return to their home turf Sunday at 1 p.m. to face No. 15 Old Dominion ... The Monarchs (1-4) are coming off of a 3-0 loss to No. 1 North Carolina Friday in Chapel Hill ... Sunday's contest will be streamed live on GoDuke.com Inside Access.
Old Dominion Series History
Duke and Old Dominion have squared off 37 times in program history, with the Monarchs holding a 24-13 advantage in the series … The two teams met twice during the regular season in 2012, as the Monarchs claimed a 3-1 win in Durham Sept. 16, 2012, and edged Duke by a 3-2 score in Norfolk, Va., Oct. 14.
Duke vs. The BIG EAST
Duke owns an all-time ledger of 36-12-4 against current BIG EAST members … The Blue Devils posted a 3-2 victory in double overtime against BIG EAST member Rutgers last weekend in Piscataway, N.J. … Old Dominion is in its inaugural season in the conference, joining the BIG EAST from the CAA.
Scouting the Monarchs
Old Dominion is 1-4 on the fall following to loss to the top-ranked Tar Heels Friday … Sophomore Sarah Breen leads the team in scoring with two goals through five games … Goalkeeper Megan Hept has anchored Old Dominion’s defense with a 3.74 goals against average and a .667 save percentage … Head coach Andrew Griffiths joined the Monarchs’ program this spring following the retirement of long-time head coach Beth Anders.
National Field Hockey Day
USA Field Hockey designated Saturday, Sept. 14 its second annual National Field Hockey Day ... The nationwide event aims to provide more exposure and encourage participation in the sport ... USA Field Hockey invites players and fans everywhere to celebrate by using the #NFHDay hashtag on Twitter.