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No. 4 Duke Hosts No. 16 Florida State in Top 25 ACC Match
Courtesy: Duke Sports Information
Release: 10/07/2017
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DURHAM, N.C. – The fourth-ranked Duke Blue Devils (12-1-0, 5-0-0 ACC) will look to keep their dominating 12-match winning streak rolling on Sunday as they welcome the No. 16 Florida State Seminoles (9-2-0, 4-1-0 ACC) to Koskinen Stadium for a Sunday afternoon showdown.

Not only will the Blue Devils be looking to extend their program record winning streak to 13-straight matches, but they will also aim to move to 6-0-0 in ACC play, breaking the school record for best start to the conference slate set in 1997.

Kickoff is scheduled for 1 p.m. ET and will be live streamed on ACC Network Extra, with Ryan Craig, Jason Garey and Rebecca Fiorentino on the call. Fans can access the broadcast through WatchESPN.com or the ESPN app.

No. 4/4 Duke Blue Devils (12-1-0, 5-0-0 ACC)

Roster | Coaches | Statistics | Schedule & Results | Game Notes

No. 16/6 Florida State Seminoles (9-2-0, 4-1-0 ACC)

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Match Day Info... 

Thursday, Oct. 5
No. 4 Duke (12-1-0, 5-0-0 ACC) vs. No. 16 Florida State (9-2-0, 4-1-0 ACC) – 1:00 p.m. ET
ACC Network Extra
Durham, N.C.
Koskinen Stadium

Last Time Out…
The Blue Devils upped their winning streak to 12-straight matches by shutting out NC State, 2-0, Thursday night. Kayla McCoy opened up the scoring late in the first half, making a long run into the six-yard box and sliding one past the keeper to make it 1-0. Chelsea Burns made it 2-0 early in the second half thanks to a cross from Ella Stevens and pass from Ashton Miller. With the win, Duke has defeated the Wolfpack in 17-straight matches.

Friday, Sept. 29
No. 4 Duke def. NC State, 2-0 (Recap, Stats)


A Blue Devil Win Would…

  • Give the Blue Devils a 13-match winning streak, the longest in school history (previous record was eight-straight wins in 2000).
  • Set the school record for best start to ACC play at 6-0-0, breaking the previous mark set in 1997.
  • Be Duke’s first win against FSU since 2015.
  • Improve the Blue Devils’ ACC record to 108-89-32.


In the Rankings...


Duke
United Soccer Coaches: 4th
Soccer America: 4th
TopDrawerSoccer: 4th

NC State
United Soccer Coaches: 16th
Soccer America: 6th
TopDrawerSoccer: 6th  

Scouting The Seminoles...
Florida State comes into Sunday looking to extend its season long winning streak to five-straight matches after shutting out Boston College to the tune of 3-0 on Thursday. Deyna Castellanos has been the Seminoles’ star this season, leading the team with 10 goals and 22 total points. Cassie Miller has starred in goal, playing all 990:00 minutes with only seven goals allowed, 27 saves and five shutouts.

The Series with Florida State...
Overall: Florida State leads 9-12-6
In Durham: Duke leads 5-1-5
First Meeting: Duke def. Florida State, 2-0 (Sept. 24, 1995 in Tallahassee)
Last Meeting: Florida State tied Duke, 1-1 (Won 3-2 in PKs) (Oct. 30, 2016 in Durham)
Current Streak: Tied +1

Leading The Blue Devils…
Points: Imani Dorsey, 18
Goals: Imani Dorsey, 8
Assists: Ella Stevens, 5
Shots: Taylor Racioppi, 41
Shots On Goal: Imani Dorsey, 24
Game-Winning Goals: Chelsea Burns, 3
Goals Against Average: Brooke Heinsohn, 0.40
Saves: EJ Proctor, 27
Save Percentage: EJ Proctor, .818

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)
  19. Chelsea Burns (Penalty Kick) vs. Virginia Tech – Sept. 17, 2017 (42:41)
  20. Ashton Miller (Imani Dorsey) vs. Virginia Tech – Sept. 17, 2017 (50:49)
  21. Imani Dorsey (Karlie Paschall) vs. Virginia Tech – Sept. 17, 2017 (58:42)
  22. Own Goal at Notre Dame – Sept. 21, 2017 (59:15)
  23. Imani Dorsey (Taylor Racioppi) at Notre Dame – Sept. 21, 2017 (73:37)
  24. Malinda Allen (Schuyler DeBree & Ella Stevens) at Notre Dame – Sept. 21, 2017 (75:13)
  25. Ashton Miller (Unassisted) vs. Pitt – Sept. 24, 2017 (38:37)
  26. Kayla McCoy (Ashton Miller & Ella Stevens) – Sept. 24, 2017 (66:16)
  27. Ella Stevens (Unassisted) at Louisville – Sept. 29, 2017 (23:50)
  28. Taylor Racioppi (Kayla McCoy) at Louisville – Sept. 29, 2017 (74:18)
  29. Ashton Miller (Unassisted) at Louisville – Sept. 29, 2017 (102:11)
  30. Kayla McCoy (Unassisted) vs. NC State – Oct. 5, 2017 (36:49)
  31. Chelsea Burns (Ashton Miller & Ella Stevens) vs. NC State – Oct. 5, 2017 (49:42)


Need To Know…

  • The Blue Devils welcome the sixth-ranked Florida State Seminoles to town on Sunday, looking to set a program record with a 6-0-0 start in ACC play, breaking the 5-0-0 record set in 1997.
  • Duke has won a program record 12-straight matches after Thursday night’s win against NC State. The previous record was eight-straight wins in 2000.
  • Duke shut out its first three ACC opponents this year (3-0 vs. Virginia Tech, 3-0 at No. 18 Notre Dame and 2-0 vs. Pitt), the first time in program history it has ever accomplished the feat.
  • Robbie Church’s squad dominated the month of September, going a perfect 8-0-0 while outscoring opponents 20-3 and earning six shutouts. That is the best month stretch in program history.
  • Leading the Duke attack is senior Imani Dorsey, who tops the team with eight scores and has recorded a point in nine of Duke’s 13 matches. Kayla McCoy has also been a standout on the Duke offense, scoring seven goals and recording three assists for 17 points. The junior has two goals and an assist in the last three matches, including the game winner against NC State.
  • On the defensive end for Duke has been the standouts of Chelsea Burns, Schuyler DeBree, Morgan Reid and Taylor Mitchell. Burns, DeBree and Reid have have started all 13 contests and recorded eight clean sheets. Reid and DeBree have gone the distance in 11 matches this year, while Burns has six such performances and Mitchell has five.
  • Senior EJ Proctor has been nothing short of dominant in goal this year. She has drawn 11 starts (960:23 minutes) and is tied for the ACC lead in shutouts with six, while standing second with a 0.56 goals against average. She is also three shutouts away from tying for third in the Duke record book.


Just Keep Winning, Just Keep Winning…
With Thursday night’s 2-0 victory against NC State, Duke women’s soccer extended their program record winning streak to 12-straight matches. During the streak, Duke has defeated three ranked opponents, shut out eight foes and went 2-0 at its home tournament for the first time since 2012.

Shutting It Down In September…
To say that the Blue Devils enjoyed the month of September would be a bit of an understatement. Duke went 8-0 during the month, including wins against three ranked opponents (4-0 at No. 3 WVU; 2-1 vs. No. 21 Utah; 3-0 at No. 18 Notre Dame). Robbie Church’s squad was lights out on defense in that stretch, outscoring opponents 20-3 and shutting out six opponents, with five of those coming from senior EJ Proctor. The stretch marked the first time in school history that the Blue Devils have swept through the month of September with a perfect record.

Hot Start To ACC Play…
The Blue Devils have not just won a program best 12-straight games, they’ve also started a perfect 5-0 in conference play, defeating Virginia Tech, No. 18 Notre Dame, Pitt, Louisville and NC State. With a win on Sunday, the 2017 DWS squad can break the school record for best conference start, set in 1997 when the Blue Devils began 5-0 in league play.

Miller Loving ACC Play…
Senior Ashton Miller has been off to a stellar start in ACC play, as the Blue Devil captain has scored three goals (two game winners) and tallied eight points through five conference matches. Her three scores tie a career high for goals in ACC play, while her two game winners (vs. Pitt, at Louisville) mark a new career best.

Top Five, Top Five, Top Five…
Duke continues to be a mainstay in the top five of all polls heading into the eighth week of play. The Blue Devils moved up to No. 4 in the Soccer America rankings, putting them at fourth in all three polls (Soccer America, United Soccer Coaches, TopDrawerSoccer.com).

A Look At The RPI…
The first official NCAA women’s soccer RPI was released two weeks ago, with Duke opening the year at No. 6. That is the highest Duke has begun a season in the RPI since starting out at No. 3 in the first rankings of 2011.

Duke moved up to No. 4 in the last batch of RPI rankings, released this Monday. Florida State entered the weekend ranked 14th.

Live Broadcast…
Sunday’s match will be live streamed through ACC Network Extra, with Ryan Craig and Jason Garey on the call. Fans can access the broadcast through WatchESPN.com or the ESPN app.

No. 4 Duke vs. No. 16 Florida State ACC Network Extra Broadcast

Live Stats…
Duke will provide live stats for Sunday’s match, which can be accessed by going to GoDuke.com/wsoccer or clicking the link below.

No. 4 Duke vs. No. 16 Florida State State Live Stats

Up Next…

Sunday, Oct. 15
No. 4 Duke (12-1-0, 5-0-0 ACC) vs. Miami (4-6-0, 0-4-0 ACC) – 12:00 p.m. ET
RSN
ACC Network Extra
Durham, N.C.
Koskinen Stadium

Social Media…
For more information on Duke women’s soccer, follow the Blue Devils on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram by searching for “DukeWSoc”. You can also find all-access coverage of all Duke athletic programs on SnapChat by searching for “dukeathletics”.

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