DURHAM, N.C. – Following a trip to last week’s ACC Championship semifinals, 13th-ranked Duke caps the regular season Sunday against VCU. The 12 p.m. contest, which marks the first meeting between the schools, will be broadcast on ACC Network Extra from Koskinen Stadium.
Sunday marks Senior Day for seven Blue Devils - Ella Bonafede, Olivia Jenner, Chloë Lewis, Jamie Lockwood, Ellie Majure, Michelle Staggers and Charlotte Tucci. Duke’s senior class will be honored on field following the game.
After Sunday’s contest, the Blue Devils await the NCAA Tournament Selection Show, set for 9 p.m. Sunday on NCAA.com.
No. 13 Duke vs. VCU
Sunday, 12 p.m. l Durham, N.C. – Koskinen Stadium
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Sunday marks the inaugural meeting between the Blue Devils and VCU. Duke is 34-2 historically against current Atlantic-10 teams. The Blue Devils defeated A-10 member Davidson, 17-8, March 18 in Koskinen.
VCU sits at 7-10 following a loss to Saint Joseph’s in last week’s Atlantic-10 quarterfinals. The Rams and the Blue Devils have faced three mutual opponents this spring in Davidson, Notre Dame and William & Mary, with Duke going 3-1 in contests against those squads and the Rams 1-2.
VCU featured five players on the All-Atlantic 10 teams, including leading scorers Sky Hyatt (50g, 18a) and Molly Barcikowski (42g, 28a). Another all-conference selection, Caroline Glenn, paces the Rams with 45 draw controls. Goalkeeper Ria Peralta enters Sunday’s matchup with a .464 save percentage and a 14.34 goals against average.
Sunday’s regular season finale marks Senior Day for seven Blue Devils, who will be honored on field postgame.
The Blue Devils will host a Touch a Truck event in partnership with Duke baseball and the Junior League Sunday, with service vehicles stationed along Frank Bassett Drive and in the Whitford Lot from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday’s festivities also feature food trucks, inflatables and face painters.
The Blue Devils are set to celebrate a seven-member senior class following Sunday’s regular season finale at Koskinen Stadium. Ella Bonafede, Olivia Jenner, Chloë Lewis, Jamie Lockwood, Ellie Majure, Michelle Staggers and Charlotte Tucci have guided Duke to a four-year record of 37-35.
Duke Reaches #ACCWLAX Semifinals
After surrendering a loss to North Carolina in the April 20 ACC regular season finale, Duke hung tough with the second-seeded Tar Heels in last Saturday’s conference championship semifinal but ultimately fell by a 16-11 score. The sixth-seeded Blue Devils led by one at the intermission but were outscored 10-4 in the second half despite holding a 20-9 advantage at the draw for the game. Senior attacker Olivia Jenner, named a first team All-ACC selection and a Tewaaration Award nominee last week, headlined Duke’s effort with four goals and a game-high 12 draw controls. Sophomore midfielder Katie Cronin also finished with a hat trick – the second of her career – and junior goalkeeper Gabbe Cadoux registered eight saves in the loss. Cadoux and Olivia Jenner were named to the All-Tournament Team at the conclusion of Sunday’s championship game.
Olivia Jenner’s Outstanding Week
Fresh off of a six-goal, four-draw control performance in last Wednesday evening’s thrilling ACC quarterfinal victory, senior attacker Olivia Jenner was named one of 25 women’s nominees for the 2019 Tewaaraton Award on Thursday. After being selected to the 2019 All-ACC First Team earlier in the week, Jenner was selected a Tewaaraton nominee for the first time in her career. She was named to the award watch list as a junior last season. The accolades continued to roll in for Jenner Thursday, as she was selected eighth overall in the Women’s Professional Lacrosse League’s Spring Draft by the New England Command. In Saturday’s ACC semifinal, Jenner paced the Blue Devils with four goals and five draw controls. She netted ACC All-Tournament Team recognition at the conclusion of the weekend.
Duke Upends Irish in ACC Quarterfinals
Senior Olivia Jenner buried what would prove to be the game-winning goal – her sixth tally of the evening – inside the final five minutes of a thrilling 14-13 ACC quarterfinal victory over Notre Dame last Wednesday evening. Jenner and sophomore Charlotte North combined for 10 goals and junior goalkeeper Gabbe Cadoux bolstered the performance with nine saves as sixth-seeded Duke (10-7) advanced to the tournament semifinals for the first time since 2016. Senior defender Charlotte Tucci and sophomore midfielder Catriona Barry registered three ground balls each as Duke took the category, 13-12, and Humphrey added a team-best two caused turnovers. The Irish led in draw controls, 15-14, and shots for the contest, 30-26, though both teams placed 22 shots on goal.
North Adds Season Scoring Record to Resume
Sophomore Charlotte North’s four goals in the thrilling ACC quarterfinal victory over the Irish marked yet another milestone for the Dallas, Texas native. The four tallies put her at 72 for the spring, breaking Duke’s season scoring record of 71 previously held by former Blue Devil All-American Caroline Cryer (2007). She enters this weekend with 74 goals and is also tied with 2005 Tewaaraton winner Katie Chrest Erbe for the program’s season points record (96).
A second team All-ACC selection again this spring, North is 14th all-time at Duke in career goals (133) and tied for 16th in career points (160). She owns the Blue Devils’ single-game points (11) and goals (8) records and last year set the program’s freshman goals record with 59 tallies.
Duke Single Season Record – Points
1. Katie Chrest (2005), 96
Charlotte North (2019), 96
3. Kristen Waagbo (2007), 90
Duke Single Season Record – Goals
1. Charlotte North (2019), 74
2. Caroline Cryer (2007), 71
3. Katie Chrest (2005), 70
Cadoux Coming Up Big Between the Pipes
With 38 saves over her last four outings, junior goalkeeper Gabbe Cadoux turned in a strong finish to the month of April. She posted nine stops in the ACC quarterfinal win over the Irish and added eight in the semifinals against North Carolina.
Cadoux and sophomore goalkeeper Chase Henriquez combined for a season-high 16 saves in the April 14 meeting with Notre Dame. Cadoux then hit double digits in the category again April 20 against North Carolina, finishing with 10 stops in 55 minutes of action. All five of Cadoux’s double-digit saves performances this spring have come against conference opponents.
With three saves in the March 30 tilt against Syracuse, Cadoux topped the 200-save mark for her career. She is one of seven goalkeepers in program history to reach the 200-save mark, boasting 250 in 42 career contests. A native of Ellicott City, Md., Cadoux is also eighth all-time at Duke in saves per game (5.95) and sixth in goalkeeper wins (18).
Bedeviling Opponents at the Draw
Sisters Maddie and Olivia Jenner continue to headline Duke’s draw control dominance, combining for 10 of the Blue Devils’ 14 draws in the ACC quarterfinal win. Olivia Jenner’s 130 draw controls in 18 contests rank her second on Duke’s single season list. She owns the Blue Devils’ single season record with 149 draw controls last season. Maddie Jenner is fifth in single season draw controls with 88. That total ranks her second behind sister Olivia (110) in Duke’s freshman record book.
The Blue Devils top the country once again this week in draw control percentage (.641) and are first in the ACC and third nationally in draw controls per game (17.89) after outdrawing North Carolina in the ACC semifinals, 20-9. Individually, Olivia Jenner ranks third in the ACC and ninth in the country with an average of 7.22 draw controls per game while sister Maddie is tied for 38th nationally (5.18).
The Atlantic Coast Conference announced last week the 2019 All-ACC Women’s Lacrosse Teams, with a pair of Blue Devils receiving all-conference recognition. Senior attacker Olivia Jenner and sophomore attacker Charlotte North both earned All-ACC accolades for the second consecutive season, with Jenner being named to the all-conference first team and North receiving a nod on the second team.