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Duke Hosts Maryland for Bid to NCAA Quarterfinals
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Release: 11/23/2018
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No. 10 Duke (11-6-2) vs. No. 15 Maryland (9-6-4)

NCAA Third Round

November 24, 2018 | 7 PM | ACC Network Extra

Durham, N.C. | Koskinen Stadium


ACC Network Extra | Live Stats | Twitter  | Game Notes



  • The Blue Devils and Terrapins kick off at 7 p.m., Saturday in a bid for the NCAA quarterfinals. Tickets are $8 for adults and $3 for youth and seniors. They can be purchased online at or at the stadium on gameday.
  • Parking is available in the grounds lot, which is accessible via Science Drive.
  • The game will be broadcast on ACC Network Extra and streamed on or through the ESPN app.



32-24-2 – Duke’s all-time record in the NCAA Tournament

1 – Wins Duke has this season when scoring only one goal

15 – Points for rookie Issa Rayyan in his 19 games, the most by a Duke freshman since Brody Huitema had 16 in 2013

5 – NCAA semifinal appearances - 1982, 1986, 1992, 1995, 2004

13 – Maryland NCAA semifinal appearances, seven of which have come since it became a 48-team field in 2001

3 – NCAA titles for Maryland with the most recent being in 2008

2004 – Last time Duke advanced to the NCAA quarterfinals, eventually losing in the semifinal to UCSB

14.68 – Shots per game average for the Blue Devils in 2018, the highest in the ACC and 17th nationally

2 –  Goals allowed by Duke in the past four games

5 – Goals given up by the Blue Devils in the four games prior

7 –  Goals allowed by Duke in the first half this season

16 –  Goals allowed by Duke in the second half this season

14 –  Of Maryland’s 21 regulation time goals that have come in the second half

9 –  Shutouts for Maryland keeper Dayne St. Clair this season, the eighth most nationally

343:14  – Total minutes Duke has trailed in 2018-19

1751:42  – Total minutes Duke has played this season



  • Duke garnered the No. 6 overall seed in the tournament after going 10-6-2 and advancing to the ACC semifinals. The Blue Devils got a goal from rookie Issa Rayyan in the 65th minute and played solid defense to earn the 1-0 victory over Pacific in the second round.



  • Duke is one of 14 teams nationally to own at least 30 NCAA Tournament wins in program history. Indiana has the most with 89, while Duke is one of four current ACC teams on the list - Clemson, North Carolina and Virginia being the other three. Maryland ranks fifth with 54 victories in 36 appearances.
  • Duke ranks 13th overall among the group in win percentage and tied for 12th among Division I programs in overall appearances with 27.



  • The Blue Devils and Terrapins are playing for the 71st time overall and for the first time since the last game as ACC opponents in 2013.
  • Maryland leads the series 45-22-3 and went 5-1-0 from 2008-2013. Duke’s lone win was a 2-0 victory in Koskinen Stadium in 2009.
  • This will be the first time any of the current Blue Devils and Terrapins will have played with the last class experiencing the rivalry graduating in 2017.



  • Duke faced 11 of the 47 other teams in the 2018 NCAA Championship field in NCAA Tournament play, going 8-8-1 in those games. The Blue Devils are 3-2 against the teams still remaining. This is the first meeting between Duke and Maryland and could potentially be a first matchup between the Blue Devils and Kentucky in the quarterfinals.



  • Duke continues its run in the NCAA Tournament following at 1-0 win over Pacific this past Sunday. The Blue Devils are 11-6-2 overall and ranked 10th in the final coaches’ poll of the season. Duke is 8-3-2 at home this season.
  • Daniele Proch leads all scorers with 11 goals and 26 points overall, while Issa Rayyan has six goals and three assists for 15 points. Ian Murphy and defender Matthias Frick have three goals apiece. Kristófer Garðarsson has been outstanding lately and has a team-best five assists. Brandon Williamson is the engine to the midfield, while Max Moser is a threat from the right midfield and has two goals and two assists. Duke has 10 different players with at least one goal.
  • Rookie Aedan Stanley has anchored the backline in the center back position. A captain, Ciaran McKenna and sophomore Matthias Frick have been stellar at outside back. Both also are threats on set pieces offensively. Will Pulisic is the leader in goal. After a strong rookie campaign, Pulisic was named to the All-ACC second team. He currently he sports a 1.14 goals against average and a .703 save percentage. He was instrumental in the ACC quarterfinal shootout victory, stopping Pitt’s final two kicks and making Duke’s fourth.
  • Off the bench, Duke is the deepest it’s been in recent memory with a wealth of talent ready to step in. Suniel Veerakone and Seth Kuhn can provide an offensive spark off the bench, while Nicolas Macri also can step in as a dangerous offensive weapon.



  • Maryland is making its 36th appearance in the NCAA Tournament and is 54-29-7 overall in postseason play. The Terrapins own three National Championships with the most recent coming in 2008.
  • In 2018, Maryland is the No. 11 overall seed in the tournament and continues its run against ACC squads this Saturday against the Blue Devils. The Terrapins upended NC State 2-0 in the second round to improve to 9-6-4 overall. Maryland is 4-3-1 on the road this season and 5-1-1 overall in its past seven outings.
  • The Terrapins got off to a tough start, going 0-2-2 in their first four games before going 4-1 in the next five. Maryland is led offensively by Amar Sejdic’s six goals. Pau lbin has four goals and two assists. Overall, Maryland is averaging just 1.26 goals per game and has been shut out six times.
  •  Defensively, Dayne St. Claire has played every minute in goal. He sports a 0.78 goals against average and a .805 save percentage with nine shutouts. Opponents are averaging 9.89 shots per game against the Terrapins, Four of five of the losses this season have been by a single goal.



  • Duke has scored 17 first-half goals this year, three of which came against Pittsburgh, and have led at halftime seven times. The 17 tallies are the most in the opening 45 since having 19 in the 2011 campaign. Duke had 16 a year ago in 20 outings.
  • The Blue Devils’ fast starts have allowed them to play with a lead. Duke has come back from trailing twice this season - a 4-2 win over Wofford and a 3-2 victory over Notre Dame. They trailed a total of 24:43 in those games. Overall this season, Duke has trailed for a total of 343:14.



  • The Blue Devils have had a busy home schedule in 2018, playing at Koskinen Stadium 11 times. Duke is 8-3-2 this season and went 10-3-2 in 2017.
  • Under John Kerr, Duke is 84-29-18 at home for a .708 win percentage. The Blue Devils’ best season was 2009, going 12-1-0 at home.



  • Freshman Issa Rayyan is having a memorable rookie campaign. The freshman speedster tallied his fifth goal in six games to give him 15 points on the season. The 15 are the most since Brody Huitema had 16 in his first year in 2013.



  • The winner Saturday advances to the NCAA quarterfinals to play the winner between No. 3 Kentucky and Lipscomb. The game will be played at the highest remaining seed the following weekend.