DURHAM, N.C. – Thirteenth-ranked Duke rounds out regular season ACC action Saturday in Koskinen Stadium, welcoming the third-ranked Tar Heels in a critical conference matchup.
The Blue Devils are 2-4 in the ACC while North Carolina enters the weekend at 4-2 in conference play.
The 7 p.m. tilt between the Tobacco Road rivals was shifted to Saturday due to anticipated severe weather in the area Friday, and will be broadcast on ACC Network Extra.
No. 13 Duke vs. No. 3 North Carolina
Saturday, 7 p.m. l Durham, N.C. – Koskinen Stadium
ACC Network Extra l Live Stats
Olivia Jenner guided Duke to an early lead in last April’s meeting, but the Blue Devils could not contain the Tar Heels, falling 20-10 in the ACC regular season finale at Kenan Stadium. Jenner turned in four goals and claimed eight draw controls to give Duke a narrow 16-15 advantage at the draw. North Carolina received seven tallies from Jamie Ortega in the win and extended its advantage in the all-time series between the schools to 23-14.
North Carolina improved to 4-2 in the ACC and bumped up three spots to No. 3 in this week’s Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association Coaches Poll following an 11-5 defeat of Syracuse last weekend. Katie Hoeg totaled six assists for the Tar Heels in the win and goalkeeper Taylor Moreno notched 12 saves. For her performance, Moreno was tabbed the ACC Defensive Player of the Week Tuesday.
Moreno tops the ACC and ranks third nationally this week in save percentage (.554) and is also among the national leaders in goals against average (8.15). North Carolina’s defensive unit is allowing just 7.86 goals per game to rank sixth in the country.
Jamie Ortega’s 70 points (52g, 18a) lead the Tar Heels and rank her fourth in the league in points per game. Hoeg owns a team-best 45 assists to come in at third in the country in the statistic. North Carolina has been led at the draw by Ally Mastroianni, who has 48 draws in 14 contests.
Senior attacker Olivia Jenner has totaled nine goals, two assists and 45 draw controls in six career contests against North Carolina. She registered 10 draws in the 2016 regular meeting with the Tar Heels. Junior goalkeeper Gabbe Cadoux owns 18 saves in three career appearances against North Carolina and senior Jamie Lockwood has 10 in two contests. Senior defender Michelle Staggers has recorded three ground balls, two draw controls and two caused turnovers against the Tar Heels for her career.
The Blue Devils are 56-53 all-time in regular season ACC contests following last weekend’s loss to No. 4 Notre Dame.
Saturday Promotions and Parking Information
Witches, wizards and muggles alike are invited to Harry Potter Night at Koskinen Saturday, featuring Harry Potter-themed giveaways and a halftime Quidditch contest. Four-legged friends are also welcome Saturday for “Kanines in Koskinen.” All dogs will need a vaccination record to be admitted into the stadium and treats, dog bowls with water and trash bags will be provided at the Marketing Table. The Blue Devils will select one lucky pup to receive a prize as the “Fan of the Game.”
A parking and traffic alert will be in effect Saturday due to multiple home athletic events. General public parking will be available in the Science Drive Garage and general public accessible parking in the Whitford Lot.
North Approaching Season Scoring Records
With 12 points over the last two contests, sophomore Charlotte North has surpassed her 2018 scoring total after breaking Duke’s freshman goals record a year ago (59). She enters the week with 67 goals to rank third on the program’s single season chart and ranks fourth in the single season record book with 88 points this spring.
Senior attacker Olivia Jenner’s 105 draw controls in 15 contests rank her third on Duke’s single season list. She owns the Blue Devils’ single season record with 149 draw controls last season. Jenner has also moved into the top 25 on the program’s single season scoring chart with a career-best 65 points this spring.
Freshman Maddie Jenner is tied for sixth in single season draw controls with 81. That total ranks her second behind sister Olivia in Duke’s freshman record book. Freshman attacker Eva Greco’s 11 assists tie her for 12th on Duke’s freshman records chart.
Duke Single Season Record – Points
1. Katie Chrest (2005), 96
2. Kristen Waagbo (2007), 90
3. Caroline Cryer (2007), 89
4. Charlotte North (2019), 88
Duke Single Season Record – Goals
1. Caroline Cryer (2007), 71
2. Katie Chrest (2005), 70
3. Charlotte North (2019), 67
Junior Gabbe Cadoux and sophomore Chase Henriquez combined for a season-high 16 saves Sunday against fourth-ranked Notre Dame. Cadoux hit double digits in the category for the fourth time on the season, totaling 11 stops in nearly 47 minutes of action.
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. A native of Ellicott City, Md., Cadoux is also eighth all-time at Duke in saves per game (5.72) and sixth in goalkeeper wins (17).
Duke at the Draw
The Blue Devils are 8-5 this season when winning the draw and will look to rebound off of a season-low outing against the Irish. Despite the performance last weekend, Duke remains among the country’s leaders in the category.
Senior Olivia Jenner is third in the ACC and 11th nationally (7.00) in draw controls per game heading into the weekend while freshman Maddie Jenner is fourth in the conference and 34th in the country (5.40). Olivia Jenner topped the 100-draw control mark for the season with eight at East Carolina April 9. She has surpassed 100 draw controls in each of her four seasons.
NCAA Statistics – Draw Control Percentage
1. Notre Dame, .667
2. Duke, .651
3. Boston College, .648
4. Yale, .617
5. Dartmouth, .609
NCAA Statistics – Draw Controls per Game
1. Boston College, 18.93
2. Massachusetts, 18.25
3. Duke, 18.13
4. Northwestern, 17.46
5. Dartmouth, 17.42
Facing the Nation’s Best in Conference Play
The Blue Devils wrap up a tough stretch in regular season ACC play Saturday, hosting the nation’s third-ranked team in North Carolina. Duke is coming off of matchups against No. 8 Virginia, No. 4 Syracuse, No. 1 Boston College and No. 4 Notre Dame in the previous four weeks. The Blue Devils also faced No. 23 Virginia Tech earlier this spring, coming away with an 11-10 victory in overtime.
Duke came in at No. 13 in the IWLCA Coaches Poll and Inside Lacrosse Media Poll this week.
Home Sweet Home
Duke returned to Koskinen Stadium last weekend after playing four of its previous five contests on the road. The Blue Devils have compiled a 5-2 ledger at home this spring.
The Duke program is 76-28 at Koskinen since the 2009 season.
Sophomore attacker Charlotte North notched a hat trick - her 13th of the year - Sunday against No. 4 Notre Dame to give her at least one point in 20 straight contests dating back to last April.
Senior attacker Olivia Jenner has also enjoyed a strong scoring stretch, recording two or more goals in all but one contest this season. She turned in a career-best six-goal performance against No. 4 Syracuse March 30.
Junior attacker Catherine Cordrey has found the back of the net in seven straight contests and sophomore midfielder Katie Cronin enters this weekend’s matchup with at least one marker in four straight games.