DURHAM, N.C. – In the final tune-up before heading into ACC play, the No. 14 Duke Blue Devils (5-1-1) will host the Old Dominion Monarchs (2-2-2) Sunday, Sept. 9 at Koskinen Stadium.
The match is set for a 5 p.m. ET start and will be broadcast on ACC Network Extra and fans can access the contests through WatchESPN.com or the ESPN app.
Sunday will be the fourth meeting in history between the two, with Duke holding a 3-0-0 advantage. The Blue Devils picked up a 3-1 victory in Norfolk, Va., last season. The two sides have only played once before in Durham, the first meeting on Oct. 13, 2000, when Duke won 2-1.
The Blue Devils enter Sunday riding a four-game winning streak after defeating Nebraska, 3-1, on Thursday. During the winning streak, Duke has outscored its opponents, 10-2, with seven different played tallying goals. Leading the way for the Blue Devils offensively has been Mackenzie Pluck and Taylor Racioppi, who each have three goals, while Ella Stevens tops the team with seven points (five assists, one goal). Duke has also posted a pair of shutouts behind the leadership of goalkeeper Brooke Heinsohn, who stands tied for second in the ACC and eighth in the nation with four clean sheets.
After Sunday, the Blue Devils will open ACC play on the road as they take on Syracuse on Thursday, Sept. 16 at 1 p.m. ET. The contest will be broadcast on ACC Network Extra, which can be accessed through WatchESPN.com or the ESPN app.
No. 14 Duke Blue Devils (5-1-1)
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Old Dominion Monarchs (2-2-2)
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Game Day Info…
Sunday, September 9
No. 14 Duke vs. Old Dominion – 5:00 p.m. ET
ACC Network Extra
Sunday’s contest between the Blue Devils and the Monarchs will be broadcast on ACC Network Extra, which can be accessed by clicking the link below, going to WatchESPN.com or using the ESPN app.
No. 14 Duke vs. Old Dominion ACC Network Extra Broadcast
Duke will provide live statistics for Sunday’s matchup. Live stats can be found by clicking the link below.
No. 14 Duke vs. Old Dominion Live Stats
Single game and season tickets are available for purchase for the 2018 Duke women’s soccer season. Tickets are $5 and groups of 10+ are $4 each. Ages two and under receive free admission. Season tickets are $85 and include all home games for men’s and women’s soccer. Tickets are on sale at GoDuke.com/tickets, by calling 919-681-6767 or clicking the link below.
2018 Duke Women’s Soccer Ticket Information
Game Day Promotions…
Sunday is Faith & Futbol Day at Koskinen, as fans will receive a $4 discounted ticket for showing their church bulletin. Fans can also pick up the 2018 Duke women’s soccer poster.
Sunday, September 9 – High 85, Low 69; Mostly Cloudy (40%)
Last Time Out…
Trailing 1-0 at the half, the Blue Devils rallied for their first comeback win of the year to defeat Nebraska, 1-0. Tess Boade scored the equalizer, with Kayla McCoy and Delaney Graham contributing the assists. Karlie Paschall put in the next two goals via penalty kicks. Both Boade and Paschall scored for the first time this season, while Graham picked up the first point of her career.
Thursday, September 6
No. 14 Duke def. Nebraska, 3-1 (Recap | Stats)
A Blue Devil Win Would…
- Improve their all-time record against ODU to 4-0-0
- Be the program’s fifth-straight win, the longest since the program-record 19-game winning streak set last season (Aug. 20 - Nov. 3, 2017)
- Move Duke to 210-68-29 all-time in home matches
- Improve them to 18-1-4 all-time against C-USA opponents
- Mark the fourth-straight win against the C-USA and the ninth-straight game without a loss (T, 0-0 vs. FIU in 2010)
- Be the 387th victory in program history, moving them 13 away from reaching the 400 mark
In the Rankings...
United Soccer Coaches: 14th
Soccer America: 18th
United Soccer Coaches: NR
Soccer America: NR
2018 Blue Devil Leaders...
Points: Ella Stevens, 7
Goals: Mackenzie Pluck & Taylor Racioppi, 3
Assists: Ella Stevens, 5
Shots: Marykate McGuire, 20
Shots On Goal: Kayla McCoy, 10
Game-Winning Goals: Mackenzie Pluck, 2
Goals Against Average: Brooke Heinsohn, 0.55
Saves: Brooke Heinsohn, 24
Save Percentage: Brooke Heinsohn, .857
2018 Blue Devil Goal Tracker…
- Mackenzie Pluck (Unassisted) vs. No. 23 Ohio State – Aug. 16, 2018 (47:02)
- Taylor Racioppi (Ella Stevens) vs. No. 23 Ohio State – Aug. 16, 2018 (80:25)
- Taylor Racioppi (Kayla McCoy) vs. Illinois – Aug. 19 (15:06)
- Kayla McCoy (Taylor Mitchell) vs. Elon – Aug. 26 (33:21)
- Mackenzie Pluck (Ella Stevens; Kayla McCoy) vs. Elon – Aug. 26 (69:24)
- Marykate McGuire (Ella Stevens) vs. Elon – Aug. 26 (82:05)
- Mackenzie Pluck (Ella Stevens) vs. Marquette – Aug. 30 (67:29)
- Ella Stevens (Marykate McGuire) vs. Marquette – Aug. 30 (72:06)
- Taylor Racioppi (Ella Stevens; Kayla McCoy) vs. Providence – Sept. 2 (23:17)
- Marykate McGuire (Karlie Paschall) vs. Providence – Sept. 2 (36:08)
- Tess Boade (Kayla McCoy & Delaney Graham) vs. Nebraska – Sept. 6 (58:34)
- Karlie Paschall (Penalty Kick) vs. Nebraska – Sept. 6 (62:21)
- Karlie Paschall (Penalty Kick) vs. Nebraska – Sept. 6 (82:20)
Scouting the Monarchs...
Old Dominion is 2-2-2 entering Sunday, having lost its last two contests. There are three players tied for the team lead with two goals each. Natalie Johnson paces the team with three assists. Erin Davidson is the squad’s top player in goal, allowing just five goals (0.83 GAA) and racking up 13 saves.
The Series with Old Dominion...
Overall: Duke leads, 3-0-0
In Durham: Duke leads, 1-0-0
First Meeting: Duke def. Old Dominion, 2-1 (Oct. 13, 2000 in Durham, N.C.)
Current Streak: Duke, +3
Another Day, Another W…
Duke has been on a roll as of late, piecing together four-straight wins heading into Sunday. The streak is the longest since winning four-straight last season in the NCAA Tournament from Nov. 11-24. During the streak, Duke has outscored opponents, 10-2, with seven different players scoring and have posted a pair of shutouts.
All four wins have come during a five-game home stand for the Blue Devils, the longest such stretch of their season.
Paschall Shines from the Spot…
The first two penalty attempts of the season came up on Thursday and Blue Devil sophomore Karlie Paschall made each one count to help Duke secure a 3-1 win against Nebraska. Tied at 1-1, Paschall put away Duke’s first PK of the season and then added a second minutes later to give the squad a little bit of insurance.
Paschall's two conversions were the first PK attempts of her career outside of a shootout. The Brentwood, Tenn., native converted her PK attempt during the shootout against UCLA in the 2017 NCAA College Cup Semifinals.
Stevens Among the DWS Assists Elite...
Ella Stevens currently stands in the top five on Duke’s all-time assists list. She now has 22 for her career, which ties her for fifth in DWS history with Imani Dorsey (2014-17), Carolyn Ford (2002-05) and Laura Weinberg (2010-13).
Her five assists this year make her one of the best in the category this season, standing tied second in the ACC and third nationally in total assists, while her 0.71 assists/game clip is tied for third in the conference and 28th nationally.
Stevens isn’t the only Blue Devil making waves in the record books, as senior Kayla McCoy is a goal away from breaking into Duke’s all-time scores chart. She currently sits at 27 and with her next score will tie former Blue Devils Caitlin Connolly (1989-92), Carolyn Riggs (2002-05) and Kaitlyn Kerr (2010-13) for 10th all-time.
Pluck Growing into an Offensive Threat…
On one of the most youthful squads in Duke history, it only seems right that a freshman is making an early impact. Freshman Mackenzie Pluck is tied for the team lead with three goals in 2018, two of those being game winners. Her trio of scores stand top 10 in the ACC, while the two game-winning goals are tied for tops in the ACC and stand 18th in the country.
Blue Devils Starting to Heat Up…
It was a slow start to the year for Duke, only tallying three goals, giving up three and going 1-1-1 in the first three matches. That tide has turned in the last four contests, as the Blue Devils have outscored foes 10-2 and going 4-0-0 in the process.
Since allowing two goals to Illinois, the Blue Devils have elevated their defense to one of the nation’s best. Duke’s four shutouts are tied for third in the ACC and its .571 shutout percentage is fifth in the conference. It’s save percentage stands at .867, which is good for fourth in the league and 40th in the NCAA.
Brooke Heinsohn has been key behind that defensive surge, standing tied for second in the ACC and eighth in the nation with four shutouts. She is also sixth in the league and 50th nationally with a 0.55 GAA.
The Blue Devils will open ACC play on the road as they take on Syracuse on Thursday, Sept. 16 at 1 p.m. ET. The contest will be broadcast on ACC Network Extra, which can be accessed through WatchESPN.com or the ESPN app.
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