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Blue Devils Kick Off Six-Game Home Stand Friday
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Release: 03/01/2018
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DURHAM, N.C. – After opening ACC play at Virginia Tech last weekend, the 16th-ranked Blue Devils return home, opening a six-game home stand Friday against No. 25 Stanford. Duke rounds out the weekend with a Sunday contest against Boston University. Both of this weekend’s games will be broadcast on ACC Network Extra.

Friday, 3 p.m. l Koskinen Stadium – Durham, N.C.
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• The Blue Devils hold an 8-0 advantage in the all-time series with the Cardinal following a 12-8 victory last February in the Patriot Cup in Frisco, Texas.
Maddie Crutchfield netted five goals, including two inside the seven minutes, to lead Duke past 12th-ranked Stanford in that meeting. Crutchfield earned ACC Offensive Player of the Week accolades for her performance.
• Stanford (1-2) claimed its first win of the season last Friday, downing Harvard, 21-11. Fifth-year senior Kelsey Murray became the program’s all-time leading scorer with a hat trick in that game.
• Murray owns a team-high 11 points this season (6g, 5a) and 236 points for her career. She enters Friday’s matchup on a 58-game point streak that dates back to March of 2014.
• Daniella McMahon and Julia Massaro lead the Cardinal at the draw with 12 draw controls each.
• Allie DaCar has handled responsibilities in the net, totaling 22 saves and a 12.62 goals against average.
• 2018 marks the inaugural season for the Pac-12 Conference. The Blue Devils are 10-1 all-time against teams in the Pac-12, having faced Stanford the most of any Pac-12 team.

Sunday, 1 p.m. l Koskinen Stadium – Durham, N.C.
ACC Network Extra l Live Stats
• Duke has claimed the only two previous meetings with the Terriers, with the last matchup coming in 2013.
• The Terriers evened their record at 1-1 with a 14-10 win at UMass Lowell Wednesday. Three different players recorded hat tricks in the victory.
• Kailey Conry paces the BU attack in goals (5), assists (8) and points (13) through the team’s first two contests.
• Bianca Smith notched seven saves en route to collecting her first career win in the net against the River Hawks.
• Blue Devil associate head coach Lauren Morton is a 2008 graduate of Boston University and was a two-time captain for the Terriers during her playing career.
• The Blue Devils are 12-4 historically against opponents from the Patriot League.

Parking and Operational Information
• General public parking for Friday's contest will be available in the Science Drive Garage beginning at 1 p.m. Parking for persons with disabilities will be available in the Whitford Lot. on Whitford Drive. 
• General public parking Sunday will be available in the Whitford Lot and in the Grounds Lot, with parking for persons with disabilities also available in the Whitford Lot.
• Single game tickets are available for all regular season contests at Koskinen Stadium by visiting, calling (919) 681-BLUE or visiting the ticket booths on game day.

By the Numbers
11 - Draw controls needed by junior Olivia Jenner to match the career program record held by Emma Hamm (265)
5 - Assists notched by senior Grace Fallon at Virginia Tech, the most by a Blue Devil in a game since 2013
50 - Career caused turnovers amassed by senior midfielder Maddie Crutchfield, ranking her tied for 22nd on the program’s all-time career chart
3 - Consecutive ranked opponents on Duke’s schedule - No. 11 Northwestern, No. 25 Virginia Tech and No. 25 Stanford
88.9 - Duke’s clearing percentage through the first four contests (56-of-63)
73.3 - Clearing percentage recorded by the Blue Devils’ opponents (63-of-86)

Jenner Closing In on Career Draws Record
• With her second 12-draw control effort of the season last Saturday at Virginia Tech, junior attacker Olivia Jenner moved within 11 draws of Duke’s career record in the category. She owns 254 draw controls in three seasons to sit just 11 shy of the Blue Devils’ all-time career leader, Emma Hamm (265).
• Jenner’s 254 career draw controls rank her fourth among all active Division I players.
• The Annapolis, Md., native has helped Duke outdraw its opponents in three of the four contests to start the season. The Blue Devils have totaled 70 draw controls to just 37 by their opponents.

Division I Active Career Leaders – Draw Controls
1. 366 – Shelby Fredericks, Sr., Northwestern (63 games)
2. 292 – Katherine Judge, Sr., Winthrop (64)
3. 271 – Caroline Queally, Sr., Richmond (61)
4. 254 – Olivia Jenner, Jr., Duke (41)
5. 251 – Darby Kiernan, Sr., Colorado (60)

Fallon Turns In Career Day at Virginia Tech
• Senior Grace Fallon paced the attack in a high-scoring affair last Saturday in Blacksburg.
• The attacker from Monmouth Beach, N.J., notched a career-high five assists, with all five coming in the second half. Fallon also recorded both of her goals in the final 30 minutes as the Blue Devils outscored Virginia Tech, 11-7, for the half.
• Fallon’s five assist performance marked the highest single game output by a Blue Devil since Kerrin Maurer had five dimes Feb. 8, 2013 against the Hokies.
• Fallon’s seven points were also good for a career high. It marked the second time this season a Blue Devil totaled seven points in a game.

Single Game Outputs – 2018
1. 7 – Grace Fallon at Virginia Tech (2/24; L, 17-14)      
    7 – Charlotte North vs. Campbell (2/16; W, 18-8)
3. 5 – Charlotte North at Virginia Tech (2/24; L, 17-14)    
    5 – Kyra Harney vs. Campbell (2/16; W, 18-8)     
    5 – Maddie Crutchfield vs. Elon (2/11; W, 17-9)     
    5 – Grace Fallon vs. Elon (2/11; W, 17-9)

Freshman Focus
• Freshman attacker Charlotte North has impressed in her first few games in a Duke uniform, posting four hat tricks in as many outings.
• Her six-goal output against Campbell marked the highest by a Blue Devil this season. The Dallas, Texas native also scored the game winner in a 9-8 defeat of No. 11 Northwestern Feb. 18.
• North’s 15 goals and 18 points lead the Duke attack. She entered the week ranked third in the ACC and 20th nationally with 3.75 goals per game.
• North became the first Blue Devil to garner ACC Offensive Player of the Week recognition as a freshman since Kelci Smesko in 2013.
• Rookie midfielder Catriona Barry is tied for second on the team with 10 draw controls.
• Fellow midfielder Abby Landry notched the first goal of her collegiate career last Saturday at Virginia Tech. She rounded out the stat sheet with two ground balls and one draw control.

Duke, Stanford to Celebrate ACE Program
• Student-athletes from Duke and Stanford who have participated in the Rubenstein-Bing Student-Athlete Civic Engagement Program (ACE) will be recognized prior to Friday’s contest.
• Established in 2016, ACE is a collaborative initiative between the schools that allows student-athletes to participate in three-week, immersive summer service experiences with an international community partner.
• Blue Devils Michelle Staggers (ACE in India: 2016) and Chloë Lewis (ACE in South Africa: 2017) have previously participated in the program.
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