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DWS Notebook: Week 5
Courtesy: Duke Sports Information
Release: 09/13/2017
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DURHAM, N.C. – Back-to-back top 25 victories and a seven-match winning streak have the fourth-ranked Duke Blue Devils (7-1-0) as one of the nation’s hottest teams heading into conference play. As the Blue Devils prepare to open their ACC slate against Virginia Tech at home this weekend, it’s time to take a look back at last week and the 2017 season as a whole with the fifth edition of the 2017 DWS Weekly Notebook.

Looking Back…
The Blue Devils reeled off consecutive top 25 wins over the last week, including a dominating 4-0 victory at No. 3 West Virginia on Friday. Imani Dorsey put in the game’s first goal, extending her goal-scoring streak to six-straight matches to tie a school record. Kat McDonald tallied her first-career goal to put Duke up 2-0 at the half. Kayla McCoy earned her third-career two-goal performance, scoring two in the second half to put the nail in the coffin. EJ Proctor also recorded her second-straight shutout in the process and tallied a season-high five saves.

Monday night provided even more excitement, as the Blue Devils played from behind for the first time this season to earn a 2-1 comeback victory at Koskinen against No. 21 Utah. Kayla McCoy put in the tying goal in the 82nd minute and Rebecca Quinn followed with the game winner just 45 seconds later to seal Duke’s second-straight top 25 win.

Friday, Sept. 8
No. 11 Duke def. No. 3 West Virginia, 4-0 (RecapStats)

Monday, Sept. 11
No. 11 Duke def. No. 21 Utah, 2-1 (Recap, Stats)

Up Next…

Sunday, Sept. 17
No. 4 Duke (7-1-0) vs. Virginia Tech (6-1-1) – 2:00 p.m. ET
ACC Network Extra
Durham, N.C.
Koskinen Stadium

Blue Devils Remain At Home To Kick Off ACC Play…
It’s time for ACC action at Koskinen Stadium, as Duke opens up conference play Sunday afternoon against the Virginia Tech Hokies. Kickoff is set for 2 p.m. ET and will be streamed on ACC Network Extra, which fans can access through or the ESPN app.

DWS In The News…


Blue Devils In The ACC & NCAA Statistical Standings…



Category Stat ACC Rank NCAA Rank
Total Goals 18 3rd 17th
Shots Per Game 17.00 4th 32nd
Total Points 46 4th 38th
Scoring Offense 2.25 5th 41st
Shutout Percentage .500 5th 49th
SOG Per Game 7.75 5th 52nd
Goals Against Average .622 6th 41st
Corner Kicks Per Game 5.75 6th 60th



Category Stat ACC Rank NCAA Rank
Chelsea Burns
Game-Winning Goals 2 2nd 24th
Total Goals 3 15th 145th


Imani Dorsey
Total Goals 6 1st 8th
Total Points 13 2nd 18th
Game-Winning Goals 2 2nd 24th
Goals Per Game 0.75 3rd 32nd
Points Per Game 1.63 3rd 43rd
SOG Per Game 2.25 5th 23rd
Shots Per Game 3.50 7th 61st

Brooke Heinsohn
Shutouts 1 16th 184th

Kayla McCoy
Total Goals 5 4th 24th
Total Points 12 4th 27th
Goals Per Game 0.63 5th 64th
Points Per Game 1.50 6th 59th

EJ Proctor
Goals Against Average .723 6th 63rd
Shutouts 2 7th 89th

Taylor Racioppi
Shots Per Game 3.63 6th 52nd

Leading The Blue Devils…

Points: Imani Dorsey, 13
Goals: Imani Dorsey, 6
Assists: K. McCoy, T. Racioppi & E. Stevens, 2
Shots: Taylor Racioppi, 29
Shots On Goal: Imani Dorsey, 18
Game-Winning Goals: Chelsea Burns & Imani Dorsey, 2
Goals Against Average: Brooke Heinsohn, 0.40
Saves: EJ Proctor, 13
Save Percentage: EJ Proctor, .765

2017 Blue Devil Goal Tracker…

  1. Taylor Racioppi (Ella Stevens & Imani Dorsey) at No. 6 North Carolina – Aug. 18, 2017 (24:46)
  2. Kayla McCoy (Taylor Racioppi) vs. Xavier – Aug. 20, 2017 (16:17)
  3. Chelsea Burns (Penalty Kick) vs. Xavier – Aug. 20, 2017 (73:10)
  4. Imani Dorsey (Unassisted) vs. Xavier – Aug, 20, 2017 (89:40)
  5. Chelsea Burns (Penalty Kick) vs. Bucknell – Aug. 25, 2017 (44:15)
  6. Imani Dorsey (Kayla McCoy & Taylor Racioppi) vs. Bucknell – Aug. 25, 2017 (51:22)
  7. Chelsea Burns (Penalty Kick) at Old Dominion – Aug. 27, 2017 (14:45)
  8. Kayla McCoy (Unassisted) at Old Dominion – Aug. 27, 2017 (21:14)
  9. Imani Dorsey (Unassisted) at Old Dominion – Aug. 27, 2017 (61:42)
  10. Imani Dorsey (Unassisted) vs. UNCW – Sept. 1, 2017 (38:55)
  11. Ella Stevens (Unassisted) vs. Auburn – Sept. 3, 2017 (23:59)
  12. Imani Dorsey (Kayla McCoy) vs. Auburn – Sept. 3, 2017 (55:12)
  13. Imani Dorsey (Rebecca Quinn) at West Virginia – Sept. 8, 2017 (28:27)
  14. Kat McDonald (Unassisted) at West Virginia – Sept. 8, 2017 (37:44)
  15. Kayla McCoy (Schuyler DeBree) at West Virginia – Sept. 8, 2017 (52:27)
  16. Kayla McCoy (Ella Stevens) at West Virginia – Sept. 8, 2017 (62:09)
  17. Kayla McCoy (Taylor Mitchell) vs. Utah – Sept. 11, 2017 (81:11)
  18. Rebecca Quinn (Unassisted) vs. Utah – Sept. 11, 2017 (81:56)

Blue Devils Welcome Virginia Tech To Bull City For ACC Opener…
Duke ended non-conference play riding one of the hottest streaks in the country. The Blue Devils have won seven-straight matches and defeated No. 3 West Virginia on the road and No. 21 Utah at home. Now Robbie Church’s squad will look to keep their momentum rolling against the Hokies on Sunday.

Duke is 9-5-1 all-time against Virginia Tech, including winning last year’s contest in Blacksburg, 4-0. However, the Hokies have captured three of the last four meetings between the teams.

Top Five, Top Five, Top Five…
Duke’s hot streak has caught the nation’s attention, as it went soaring up the polls. The biggest jump came in the United Soccer Coaches Top 25, where the Blue Devils moved up seven spots to No. 4 in the country. Duke also raised up five spots to No. 6 in the Soccer America poll and three places to No. 3 in the rankings.

Tuesday's United Soccer Coaches ranking is the highest since Oct. 18 of last season when the Blue Devils came in at No. 4 in the then NCSAA Top 25. Duke’s No. 6 spot in the Soccer America poll is the highest since late October of last season (No. 6 on Oct. 25).

Blue Devils Reel In Weekly Awards…
The successful weekend meant a number of awards coming in for the Blue Devils. For her shutout performance at No. 3 West Virginia and season-high five saves to go with it, senior EJ Proctor was named the ACC Defensive Player of the Week. It’s the third weekly honor of the Wilson, N.C., native’s career, as she earned DPOTW honors Sept. 1, 2015 and Oct. 11, 2016.

Fellow senior Imani Dorsey also pulled in some accolades, as for the second time in as many weeks she earned a spot on’s Team of the Week. She also was recognized as the Duke Student-Athlete of the Week for her efforts on the field, which included the game-winning goal against the third-ranked Mountaineers.

Monday Night Thriller At Koskinen…
With their backs against the wall and less than 15 minutes remaining in the match, the Blue Devils mounted a big-time comeback Monday night to take down No. 21 Utah, 2-1. A goal at the 48:56 mark gave the Utes a 1-0 lead and had Duke trailing in a contest for the first time this season. Then the clock hit the 82nd minute and everything changed.

On a beautiful cross into the box from freshman Taylor Mitchell came a Kayla McCoy header into the back of the goal that tied things up at 1-1. The junior’s third goal in the last two games had everyone thinking overtime until 45 seconds later. There redshirt senior Rebecca Quinn fought off Utah defenders and caught the keeper sleeping with a rocket shot from about 25 yards out to give the Blue Devils the 2-1 lead it needed to capture victory.

First Meetings, First Wins…
With Monday night’s win, the Blue Devils have swept all three of their first-time opponents for the 2017 regular season. Along with the 2-1 comeback victory against Utah, Duke defeated Xavier, 3-1, and Bucknell, 2-0, in its other battles against first-time opponents.

Snapping Streaks In Morgantown…
Friday night’s shutout win in Morgantown did more than give the Blue Devils revenge for a pair of losses last season, including a heartbreaker in the NCAA quarterfinals. Duke also delivered West Virginia its first home loss in regulation since Aug. 29, 2014 (43-straight match streak), when the Blue Devils shut out the Mountaineers 2-0.

Blue Devils In The Record Book…
Several members of the 2017 DWS squad are made their way up the rankings in the Duke record book. Here’s where they stand heading into week five.

Goalie GAA
1. EJ Proctor (2014-Present) – 0.77
2. Allison Lipsher (2004-07) – 0.87
3. Tara Campbell (2009-12) – 0.91
4. Robbie Coveleskie (1988-91) – 0.92
5. Cassidy Powers (2005-08) – 1.03

1. Melissa Carr (1992-95) – 320
2. Tara Campbell (2009-12) – 302
3. Allison Lipsher (2004-07) – 265
4. Thora Helgadottir (2000-03) – 248
5. Isis Dallis (1997-2000) – 243
6. EJ Proctor (2014-Present) – 166

1. Melissa Carr (1992-95) – 34.0
2. Allison Lipsher (2004-07) – 33.0
3. Tara Campbell (2009-12) – 30.0
4. EJ Proctor (2014-Present) – 23.7
5. Thora Helgadottir (2000-03) – 16.0

Game-Winning Goals
1. Kelly Walbert (1992-95) – 20
2. Casey McCluskey (2001-04) – 17
3. Elizabeth Redmond (2006-09) – 14
T4. KayAnne Gummersall (2006-09) – 11  
T4. Kaitlyn Kerr (2010-13) – 11
T6. Laura Weinberg (2010-13) – 10  
T6. Sherrill Kester (1996-99) – 10  
T6. Katherine Remy (1992-95) – 10
T9. Imani Dorsey (2014-Present) – 9
T9. Kim DeCesare (2010-13) – 9  
T9. Ande Melde (1994-97) – 9  
T9. Caitlin Connolly (1989-92) – 9
13. Kelly Cobb (2011-14) – 8
T14. Kayla McCoy (2015-Present) – 6
T14. Ella Stevens (2016-Present) – 6
T14. Toni Payne (2013-16) – 6  
T14. Kasey Truman (1997-99, 2001) – 6  
T14. Mollie Pathman (2010-13) – 6

Most Multi-Goal Games
1. Casey McCluskey (2001-04) – 10
2. Laura Weinberg (2010-13) – 8
3. Kelly Walbert (1992-95) – 7  
4. Kim DeCesare (2009-13) – 6
T5. Elisabeth Redmond (2006-09) – 5  
T5. Caitlin Connolly (1989-92) – 5
T7. Sherrill Kester (1996-99) – 4  
T7. Mollie Pathman (2010-13) – 4
9. Kaitlyn Kerr (2010-13) – 4
T10. Kayla McCoy (2015-Present) – 3
T10. Kelly Cobb (2011-14) – 3

Ticket Information…
Fans looking to attend Sunday’s contest against Virginia Tech and all Duke women’s soccer home events can purchase tickets now. For tickets, contact the Duke Athletic Ticket Office at (919) 681-BLUE (2583), call (877) 375-3853 or visit

Social Media…
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