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Courtesy: Duke Athletics
DWS Notebook: Week 7
Courtesy: Duke Sports Information
Release: 09/27/2017
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DURHAM, N.C. – What has already been a historic 2017 season marches on this weekend, as the fourth-ranked Duke Blue Devils (10-1-0, 3-0-0 ACC) take a 10-match winning streak on the road to face the Louisville Cardinals. As the Blue Devils get ready to keep their perfect conference record going, it’s time to take a look back at last week and the 2017 season as a whole with the seventh edition of the 2017 DWS Weekly Notebook.

Looking Back…
The Blue Devils made history last week, starting with a 3-0 victory at No. 18 Notre Dame to set the school record for consecutive wins with nine straight. They would up that record to 10-straight victories the following Sunday when they defeated Pitt at home to the tune of 2-0.

An own goal on the Irish was the difference Thursday night, with Imani Dorsey and Malinda Allen tacking on the other two scores. Ashton Miller had the game-winning score Sunday afternoon, with Kayla McCoy adding the day’s second and final goal.

Thursday, Sept. 21
No. 4 Duke def. No. 18 Notre Dame, 3-0 (Recap, Stats)

Sunday, Sept. 24
No. 4 Duke def. Pittsburgh, 2-0 (Recap, Stats)

Up Next…

Friday, Sept. 29

No. 4 Duke (10-1-0, 3-0-0 ACC) at Louisville (7-4-0, 1-2-0 ACC) – 7:00 p.m. ET
Louisville, Ky.
Lynn Stadium

DWS In The News…


Blue Devils In The ACC & NCAA Statistical Standings…

TEAM

Category Stat ACC Rank NCAA Rank
Goals Against Average .453 1st 10th
Total Goals 26 1st 13th
Shutout Percentage .636 1st 14th
Scoring Offense 2.36 1st 24th
Total Points 69 2nd 24th
SOG Per Game 7.91 2nd 29th
Points Per Game 6.27 3rd 35th
Shots Per Game 16.45 4th 46th
Save Percentage .828 5th 65th

 

INDIVIDUAL

Category Stat ACC Rank NCAA Rank
Chelsea Burns
Game-Winning Goals 3 2nd 17th

Imani Dorsey
Total Goals 8 2nd 11th
Total Points 18 2nd 17th
SOG Per Game 2.18 2nd 17th
Goals Per Game 0.73 2nd 23rd
Points Per Game 1.64 3rd 31st
Shots Per Game 3.27 6th 91st
Game-Winning Goals 2 9th 63rd

Kayla McCoy
Total Goals 6 5th 43rd
Goals Per Game 0.55 6th 87th
Total Points 14 7th 54th
Points Per Game 1.27 8th 96th

EJ Proctor
Goals Against Average .469 1st 15th
Shutouts 5 1st 17th
Save Percentage .840 5th 53rd

Taylor Racioppi
Shots Per Game 3.36 4th 80th

Ella Stevens
Total Assists 4 4th 80th
Assists Per Game 0.36 6th 149th

 

Leading The Blue Devils…
Points: Imani Dorsey, 18
Goals: Imani Dorsey, 8
Assists: Ella Stevens, 4
Shots: Taylor Racioppi, 37
Shots On Goal: Imani Dorsey, 24
Game-Winning Goals: Chelsea Burns, 3
Goals Against Average: Brooke Heinsohn, 0.40
Saves: EJ Proctor, 21
Save Percentage: EJ Proctor, .840

 

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) vs. Pitt – Sept. 24, 2017 (66:16)


Looking For Win And Goal No. 1 Against Cardinals…
When Duke and Louisville take the field Friday night they will both be looking to end a scoring and winning drought since they first met in 2006. Neither side has managed to score a goal in four total meetings, leading to four-straight ties. The two sides have met the last three years, twice in Durham and once in Louisville. Both sides will be hoping the fifth time is a charm when it comes to that elusive first goal and win.

Just Keep Winning, Just Keep Winning…
With Thursday night’s 3-0 victory in South Bend, the 2017 edition of Duke women’s soccer set the school record for consecutive wins with nine straight. They then extended the streak to 10-straight matches with a 2-0 shutout of Pitt at Koskinen on Sunday. During the streak, Duke has defeated three ranked opponents, shut out seven 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 have enjoyed the month of September would be a bit of an understatement. Duke is 7-0 in 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). Church’s squad has also been lights out on defense in that stretch, outscoring opponents 17-1 and shutting out six opponents, with five of those coming from senior EJ Proctor.

Hot Start To ACC Play…
The Blue Devils have not just won 10-straight games, they’ve also started a perfect 3-0 in conference play, defeating Virginia Tech, No. 18 Notre Dame and Pitt. The Blue Devils are off to their best start in league play since the 2011 season when they made one of their three NCAA Finalist showings in school history.

To go along with the three wins has been the continued trend of Duke’s stifling defense. The Blue Devils have shut out each their first three ACC foes, marking the first time in history that Duke has started ACC play with three-straight clean sheets.

Top Five, No Debating…
Duke’s hot streak has caught the nation’s attention, as it went soaring up the polls last week. After jumping seven spots to No. 4 in the United Soccer Coaches Top 25 two weeks ago, the Blue Devils held strong at fourth in the rankings.

The Blue Devils also stayed at No. 5 in the latest Soccer America poll, while coming in at No. 4 in the TopDrawerSoccer.com rankings.

Blue Devils In The RPI…
The first official NCAA women’s soccer RPI was released last week, with Duke opening the year at No. 6. That is the highest Duke has opened in the RPI since starting out at No. 3 in the first rankings of 2011.

Duke stayed put at No. 6 in the last batch of RPI rankings, released this Monday. Duke’s Friday night foe, Louisville, enters the weekend ranked 88th.

Dorsey A Senior CLASS Nominee…
Friday afternoon Duke senior Imani Dorsey was selected as one of 30 nominees for the prestigious Senior CLASS award. The list will be cut down to 10 later in the season, with the winner announced in December at the NCAA College Cup.

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 six.

Goalie GAA

1. EJ Proctor (2014-Present) – 0.74
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

Saves

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) – 174

Shutouts

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) – 26.7
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. Kim DeCesare (2010-13) – 9  
T9. Ande Melde (1994-97) – 9  
T9. Caitlin Connolly (1989-92) – 9
T12. Kelly Cobb (2011-14) – 8
T12. Imani Dorsey (2014-Present) – 8 
T13. Kayla McCoy (2015-Present) – 6
T13. Ella Stevens (2016-Present) – 6
T13. Toni Payne (2013-16) – 6  
T13. Kasey Truman (1997-99, 2001) – 6  
T13. 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 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 GoDuke.com/tickets.

Social Media…
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