DURHAM, N.C. – Duke resumes ACC play Saturday with a noon matchup against Louisville on ACC Network Extra. The Blue Devils are in the midst of a six-game home stretch. The squad has gone 1-1 so far in the home stand after splitting contests against No. 25 Stanford and Boston University last weekend.
NO. 21 DUKE VS. LOUISVILLE
Saturday, 12 p.m. l Koskinen Stadium – Durham, N.C.
ACC Network Extra l Live Stats
• Duke is 4-1 all-time against the Cardinals and 2-0 at home in Koskinen Stadium.
• Louisville came away with its first victory in the series last March in Kentucky. The Blue Devils claimed the draw by a 16-5 margin in that contest but struggled to capitalize on that advantage in an 11-8 loss.
• Maddie Crutchfield and Kyra Harney both finished with hat tricks in that game, combining for six of Duke’s eight tallies on the day.
• The last meeting between the squads in Durham resulted in a 16-5 Blue Devil victory.
• Louisville (5-2) suffered a 14-9 setback to Notre Dame in its ACC opener Sunday.
• The Cardinals entered the week leading the ACC in caused turnovers per game (10.14). Caroline Blalock paces the squad with 11 in seven contests while Brenna Shanahan and Hope Herline have 10 each.
• Blalock (19g, 5a) and Tessa Chad (18g, 6a) headline the attack with 24 points each and Alex McNicholas (23) leads the Cardinals at the draw.
• Goalkeeper Lexie Ball ranks second in the ACC in goals against average (9.86) and in saves per game (8.14).
• Scott Teeter is in his first season at the helm of the Louisville program after spending 16 years as the head coach at Canisius.
• The Blue Devils are 52-45 all-time in regular season ACC contests following a 17-14 loss to Virginia Tech in the conference opener Feb. 24.
Parking and Operational Information
• General public parking for Saturday's contest will be available in the Whitford Lot on Whitford Drive and in the Grounds Lot off Cameron Blvd./751. Parking for persons with disabilities will be available in the Whitford Lot on Whitford Drive.
• Single game tickets are available for all regular season contests at Koskinen Stadium by visiting goduke.com/tickets, calling (919) 681-BLUE or visiting the ticket booths on game day.
By the Numbers
268 - Career draw controls amassed by junior Olivia Jenner to become Duke’s all-time leader in the category
265 - Draw controls totaled by the previous program leader, Emma Hamm
3 - Blue Devils who rank top 20 in program history in career assists - Kyra Harney (11th, 57), Maddie Crutchfield (16th, 46) and Grace Fallon (17th, 45)
7 - Caused turnovers this spring for Harney, who paces the Blue Devils in the category
38 - Margin by which the Blue Devils are outdrawing opponents this season (101-63)
3 - Double-digit save performances this season for sophomore goalkeeper Gabbe Cadoux
Duke’s New Career Draw Controls Leader
• Junior attacker Olivia Jenner became the Blue Devils’ all-time career draw controls leader Sunday, totaling 10 draws in a 21-13 defeat of Boston University. With 268 draw controls in three seasons, she surpassed former Blue Devil Emma Hamm (265) for the program record.
• Jenner’s 268 career draw controls rank her fourth among all active Division I players.
• The Annapolis, Md., native has helped Duke outdraw its opponents in five of the six contests to start the season. Led by her 10 draw controls against the Terriers, the Blue Devils notched a season-high 23 draws in Sunday’s victory.
• Senior midfielder Maddie Crutchfield is approaching the 100-draw control mark for her career with 97 in 64 games played. That total ranks her 17th all-time at Duke.
Division I Active Career Leaders – Draw Controls
1. 379 – Shelby Fredericks, Sr., Northwestern (64 games)
2. 299 – Katherine Judge, Sr., Winthrop (65)
3. 277 – Caroline Queally, Sr., Richmond (62)
4. 268 – Olivia Jenner, Jr., Duke (43)
5. 256 – Darby Kiernan, Sr., Colorado (61)
North Matches Single Game Scoring Record
• Freshman Charlotte North provided another milestone on the offensive end in Sunday’s win over Boston University. The rookie from Dallas, Texas racked up seven goals to match former Blue Devil greats Katie Chrest and Caroline Cryer for Duke’s single-game scoring record.
• North tallied four of her seven goals on the day in the second half as Duke outscored the Terriers 13-7 in the frame.
• North’s performance marked the third time this season a Blue Devil has totaled seven points in a game - matching her own season high.
Duke Single Game Point Outputs – 2018
1. 7 – Charlotte North vs. Boston U. (3/4; W, 21-13)
7 – Grace Fallon at Virginia Tech (2/24; L, 17-14)
7 – Charlotte North vs. Campbell (2/16; W, 18-8)
4. 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)
Blue Devil Duo Tabbed to Tewaaraton Watch List
• Senior midfielder Maddie Crutchfield and junior attacker Olivia Jenner were named to the 2018 Tewaaraton Award watch list, as announced by the foundation Thursday evening in New York. The list highlights early contenders for the 2018 Tewaaraton Award.
• Duke has featured at least two players on the Tewaaraton Award watch list each year since its inception in 2001. Former Blue Devil Katie Chrest received the prestigious honor following the 2005 season.
• Freshman attacker Charlotte North has impressed in her first few games in a Duke uniform, posting six hat tricks in as many outings.
• Her seven-goal output against Boston University marked the highest by a Blue Devil since 2007. The Dallas, Texas native has two game-winning goals on the season, including in a 9-8 defeat of No. 11 Northwestern Feb. 18.
• North’s 25 goals and 28 points lead the Duke attack. She entered the week ranked third in the ACC and 12th nationally with 4.17 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 third on the team with 14 draw controls.
• Fellow midfielder Abby Landry notched the first goal of her collegiate career at Virginia Tech (2/24) and had two tallies Sunday against the Terriers.
Senior Trio Dishing the Ball
• Blue Devil senior captains Kyra Harney, Maddie Crutchfield and Grace Fallon have all moved into the top 20 on Duke’s career assists chart.
• Fallon dished a team-best five assists Feb. 24 at Virginia Tech.
• The trio has combined for 22 of Duke’s 37 assists so far this spring (59 percent).
Cadoux Tops Century Mark in Saves
• Sophomore Gabbe Cadoux reached the century mark in career saves last Friday against Stanford. She became the eighth goalkeeper in Duke history to reach the 100-saves mark.
• Cadoux enters Saturday’s matchup averaging 7.33 saves per game, ranking her third among ACC goalkeepers.