Duke (6-3-1) vs. Campbell (5-4-1)
October 9, 2018 | 7 p.m. | ACC Network Extra
Durham, N.C. | Koskinen Stadium
ABOUT THE MATCHUP
- Duke and Campbell kick off at 7 p.m., at Koskinen Stadium to start a five-game homestand for the Blue Devils. Tickets are $5 and the game can be seen on ACC Network Extra.
DUKE – CAMPBELL BY THE NUMBERS
9 – Goals for Daniele Proch in 10 games, double the number he had in 20 games in 2017 and tied for the most in the ACC
170:02 – Shutout streak for the Blue Devils after they blanked No. 10 Virginia 2-0 and held Wofford scoreless for 80:02
2.10 – Goals per game average for Duke this season, second in the ACC and 17th nationally
16.00 – Shots per game average for Duke, the highest in the league and 10th among Division I teams
6 – Penalty kicks won by the Blue Devils, the most in Division I
2.40 – Goals per game for Campbell, the sixth highest average in the country - thanks to games with 7, 6, and 5 goals
2 – Times Campbell has been shut out this season, going 0-1-1 in the games
3 – Goals allowed by Duke in the first half this season
13 – Goals allowed by the Blue Devils in the second period
5 – Home games remaining for the Blue Devils, starting with Campbell Tuesday night
- Duke and Campbell are meeting for the 20th time overall and for the first time since 2016. It is just the second time the Blue Devils and Camels will square off under head coach John Kerr.
- The Blue Devils are 16-1-2 overall and own the most recent 3-2 victory in Durham two years ago. The lone win for the Camels was a 3-0 shutout in 1988 and the last tie was in 2003.
ABOUT THE BLUE DEVILS
- Duke looks to make it three straight wins Tuesday night against Campbell. The top-20 Blue Devils are 6-3-1 overall and 2-2-0 in ACC play following the win at No. 10 Virginia.
- Daniele Proch leads all scorers with nine goals, while Ian Murphy has three. Issa Rayyan has been outstanding on the flank, providing a team-best three assists and drawing numerous fouls that lead to goals. Fellow rookie Seth Kuhn has two assists to his name. Brandon Williamson is the engine to the midfield, while Max Moser is a threat from the right midfield. Duke has eight different players with at least one goal.
- Rookie Aedan Stanley has been anchoring the backline in the centerback position. A captain, Ciaran McKenna and sophomore Matthias Frick man the wings on defense, and also provide threats on set pieces offensively. Will Pulisic is the leader from the back in goal. Fresh off of a strong rookie campaign, Pulisic was tabbed one of the top 11 goalkeepers by Top Drawer Soccer. He has two shutouts this season and nine in his career and earned All-ACC third team recognition as a freshman. Currently he sports a 1.56 goals against average and a .681 save percentage.
- Off the bench, Duke has the strongest it’s been in recent memory with a wealth of talent ready to step in. Daniel Wright has been solid off the bench and in two starting assignments, netting a goal and two assists in the past two games. Seth Kuhn, a starter in the first five games, has been a spark off the bench as have been Kristofer Gardarsson and Conor Kelly. Nicolas Macri and Colby Agu can step in and provide a punch offensively.
LAST TIME OUT
- Duke scored on a pair of set pieces in the first half and defended with fury over 90 minutes to score a 2-0 win over 10th-ranked Virginia Friday night. Daniele Proch and Matthias Frick tallied the goals and Will Pulisic made four saves. Issa Rayyan drew both fouls that led to the goals.
LAST TIME WE MET
- Duke scored three-first half goals en route to posting a 3-2 victory over Campbell in 2016. Six current Blue Devils played in the game with Suniel Veerakone and Brandon Williamson earning starting assignments.
PROCH’S IMPROVED 2018 SCORING
- Junior forward Daniele Proch is having a strong 2018 with nine goals in 10 games. After netting three goals in the opening weekend to earn College Soccer News Team of the Week honors, the Italy native tallied two more to lead Duke to the 4-1 at San Diego and repeat Team of the Week recognition. He has scored in seven of the 10 games this season and has scored in three straight games and in four of the past five.
- His nine goals are four more than the five he scored in 20 games last season. His 0.90 goals per game average is tops in the league and 10th nationally, while the 1.90 points per game average is also second in the ACC and 16th in Division I soccer. He is one of 18 Division I players to have at least nine goals this season.
- Campbell comes to Durham six days removed from a scoreless draw at Omaha last Wednesday. The Camels are 5-4-1 overall and are looking for their first win since Sept. 22.
- Offensively, Campbell is averaging 2.40 goals per game thanks to three games of seven, six and five goals. The Camels have just four goals in the previous four games combined. JJ Donnelly has a team-best five goals, while Bastien Oberli is the distributor with six assists. Twelve different players have scored at least one goal.
- In the defensive third, Campbell has allowed 14 goals for a 1.40 goals against average. It is allowing opponents 10.6 shots per game. Samuel Lechuga has started eight games in goal and owns a 1.25 goals against average and a .756 save percentage. He has three shutouts and has made 31 saves.
HOME SWEET HOME
- The Blue Devils feature a busy home schedule again in 2018, playing at Koskinen Stadium 11 times. Duke is 4-1-1 this season and went 10-3-2 in 2017. The Blue Devils re starting a five-game homestand as they search to get to 9-1-1 in Koskinen.
- Under John Kerr, Duke is 80-27-17 at home for a .714 win percentage. The Blue Devils’ best season was 2009, going 12-1-0 at home.
DUKE DEFENSE BY THE HALVES
- Duke has stifled opponents in the opening half, allowing just three goals this season. Opponents are averaging just 4.3 shots and 1.90 shots on goal per first half this season.
- The second half has not been as kind to the Blue Devils as they have allowed 13 goals and are letting opponents take seven shots per second half, including 3.8 on goal.
- Duke continues its five-game homestand Friday against Notre Dame. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m., on ACC Network Extra.