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No. 12 Duke Opens Home Tournament Against Marquette
Courtesy: Duke Sports Information
Release: 08/29/2018
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DURHAM, N.C. – Looking to ride the momentum from a 3-0 victory against Elon on Sunday, the No. 12 Duke Blue Devils (2-1-1) open the 2018 Duke Nike Classic against Marquette (0-2-1) on Thursday, Aug. 30.

The match, set for a 7 p.m. ET start, will follow the conclusion of the tournament’s first match between No. 3 North Carolina and Providence, set to begin at 4:30 p.m. Both matches will be broadcast on ACC Network Extra. Fans can access the contests through or through the ESPN app.

Thursday will be the fourth meeting between the two sides, with the last being a 5-2 Duke victory on Sept. 9, 2012. The series is currently tied 1-1-1 with all three meetings coming in Durham.

Duke is coming off a 3-0 win against the Phoenix on Aug. 26. Kayla McCoy, Mackenzie Pluck and Marykate McGuire tallied the goals for the Blue Devils, while Ella Stevens posted two assists, her fourth-career multi-assist game. Brooke Heinsohn led the way for Duke’s third shutout of the season, improving her goals against average to 0.47, which is tied for third in the league.

The Blue Devils close out their home tournament with a Sunday contest against Providence set for 2:30 p.m. That match will be broadcast on ACC Network Extra, which can be accessed through or through the ESPN app.

No. 12 Duke Blue Devils (2-1-1)
Roster | Coaches | Statistics | Schedule & Results | Game Notes

Marquette Golden Eagles (0-2-1)
Roster | Coaches | Statistics | Schedule & Results | Game Notes

Game Day Info…

Thursday, August 30
No. 12 Duke vs. Marquette – 7:00 p.m. ET
ACC Network Extra
Live Stats
Durham, N.C.
Koskinen Stadium

2018 Duke Nike Classic Schedule…

Thursday, August 30
No. 3 North Carolina vs. Providence – 4:30 p.m. ET
No. 12 Duke vs. Marquette – 7:00 p.m. ET

Sunday, September 2
No. 3 North Carolina vs. Marquette – 12:00 p.m. ET
No. 12 Duke vs. Providence – 2:30 p.m. ET

Live Broadcast…
Thursday’s contest between the Blue Devils and the Golden Eagles will be broadcast on ACC Network Extra, which can be accessed by clicking the link below, going to or using the ESPN app.

No. 12 Duke vs. Marquette ACC Network Extra Broadcast

Live Stats…
Duke will provide live statistics for Thursday’s matchup. Live stats can be found by clicking the link below.

No. 12 Duke vs. Marquette Live Stats

Ticket Information…
Single game and season tickets are available for purchase for the 2018 Duke women’s soccer season. Tickets are $5 and groups of 10+ are $4 each. Ages two and under receive free admission. Season tickets are $85 and include all home games for men’s and women’s soccer. Tickets are on sale at, by calling 919-681-6767 or clicking the link below.

2018 Duke Women’s Soccer Ticket Information 

Game Day Promotions…
Thursday’s match is True Blue Thursday and Duke Employee Appreciation Night at Koskinen Stadium. True Blue Thursday shirts will be available to fans while supplies last. Fans will receive a voucher when entering the stadium and can pick up their shirt during halftime from the marketing tables off of Basset Drive.

Fans can also pick up the 2018 Duke women’s soccer poster and enter to be the Fan of the Game for an exclusive giveaway. Duke employees and immediate family will receive free admission to Thursday’s game with a valid Duke employee ID.

Thursday, August 30High 93, Low 71; Mostly Sunny (20%)

Last Time Out…
In their first road match of the 2018 season, the No. 11 Duke Blue Devils played to a scoreless draw against No. 15 Georgetown in Washington, D.C., as both defenses put on spectacular performances. Brooke Heinsohn was the star for DWS, recording a career-high 10 saves and picking up her second top 25 shutout of the season.

There was not a lack of scoring for the Blue Devils on Sunday, as they posted a 3-0 victory against Elon, a match that saw the return of former Duke standout and current Elon assistant Kim DeCesare to Koskinen. Kayla McCoy tallied the opening goal, her first of the season, and was followed by scores from freshmen Mackenzie Pluck and Marykate McGuire. Heinsohn tallied a trio of saves in her third clean sheet of the season.

Thursday, August 23
No. 11 Duke tied No. 15 Georgetown, 0-0 [2OT] (Recap, Stats)

Sunday, August 26
No. 11 Duke def. Elon, 3-0 (Recap, Stats, Photos)

A Blue Devil Win Would…

  • Improve Duke to 2-1-1 all-time against Marquette
  • Be the fifth-straight season they have opened the Duke Nike Classic with a win
  • Move Duke to 207-68-29 all-time in home matches
  • Make Duke 1-0-1 against Big East opponents in 2018
  • Improve them to 7-2-2 against Big East opponents
  • Be the 384th victory in program history, moving them 16 away from reaching the 400 mark

In the Rankings... 

United Soccer Coaches: 12th 
Soccer America: 24th
TopDrawerSoccer: 11th    

United Soccer Coaches: NR
Soccer America: NR
TopDrawerSoccer: NR   

2018 Blue Devil Leaders...

Points: Kayla McCoy, Mackenzie Pluck & Taylor Racioppi, 4
Goals: Mackenzie Pluck & Taylor Racioppi, 2
Assists: Ella Stevens, 3
Shots: Marykate McGuire, 12
Shots On Goal: Marykate McGuire, 7
Game-Winning Goals: Kayla McCoy & Mackenzie Pluck, 1
Goals Against Average: Brooke Heinsohn, 0.47
Saves: Brooke Heinsohn,18
Save Percentage: Brooke Heinsohn, .900

2018 Blue Devil Goal Tracker…

  1. Mackenzie Pluck (Unassisted) vs. No. 23 Ohio State – Aug. 16, 2018 (47:02)
  2. Taylor Racioppi (Ella Stevens) vs. No. 23 Ohio State – Aug. 16, 2018 (80:25)
  3. Taylor Racioppi (Kayla McCoy) vs. Illinois – Aug. 19 (15:06)
  4. Kayla McCoy (Taylor Mitchell) vs. Elon – Aug. 26 (33:21)
  5. Mackenzie Pluck (Ella Stevens; Kayla McCoy) vs. Elon – Aug. 26 (69:24)
  6. Marykate McGuire (Ella Stevens) vs. Elon – Aug. 26 (82:05)

Scouting the Golden Eagles...
Marquette enters the week in search of its first win of the season with an 0-2-1 record. Marquette dropped matches to Wisconsin and Michigan last week after tying the season opener to Cal Poly. Carrie Madden leads the two with two goals, while Maddy Henry has been the lone player in goal, owning a 1.55 GAA and making 12 saves.

The Series with Marquette...

Overall: Tied 1-1-1
In Durham: Tied 1-1-1
First Meeting: Marquette def. Duke, 2-1 (Sept. 22, 2002 in Durham, N.C.)
Current Streak: Duke +1

McCoy, Stevens Close to Cracking Top 10 Lists...
With her goal on Sunday against Elon, Kayla McCoy moved one step closer to cracking the top 10 list for goals scored in DWS history. She currently sits at 27 and with her next score will tie former Blue Devils Caitlin Connolly (1989-92), Carolyn Riggs (2002-05) and Kaitlyn Kerr (2010-13) for 10th all-time.

McCoy wasn’t the only Blue Devil to make moves up the career charts, as Ella Stevens tallied two assists against Elon to move her one shy of 10th all-time at Duke. She now has 20 for her career and will tie Lauren Tippets (2003-06), Gilda Doria (2010-14) and Toni Payne (2013-16) with her next dime.

Career Goal No. 1 for McGuire…
After coming close in the first three matches of the season, freshman Marykate McGuire finally broke through with her first-career goal on Sunday against Elon. Ella Stevens fed the ball to the left side of the 18’ to McGuire, who slammed it home to put the match’s score at its final total, 3-0.

McGuire is the second Blue Devil this year to score her first-career goal, joining Mackenzie Pluck who tallied her first score in the season-opening win against No. 23 Ohio State.

Heinsohn Named ACC Defensive POTW, Earns TopDrawerSoccer Honorable Mention…
After posting a pair of shutouts, including a career showing in a top 15 road matchup, Duke Blue Devils’ redshirt sophomore goalkeeper Brooke Heinsohn has been named the ACC Defensive Player of the Week.

The is the first ACC weekly honor for Heinsohn in her career. This is the first weekly laurel for a Blue Devil since Chelsea Burns was tabbed ACC Defensive Player of the Week on Oct. 31, 2017 and the first for a Duke netminder since EJ Proctor on Sept. 12, 2017. Heinsohn recorded her second and third shutouts of the season last week. Topping that list was a career-high 10 saves in the clean sheet at No. 15 Georgetown, as the two sides played to a scoreless draw. The Norfolk, Mass., native then turned in a second-straight shutout in a Sunday 3-0 victory against Elon behind three saves.

Next Up…
Duke closes out its home tournament with a Sunday contest against Providence set for 2:30 p.m. That match will be broadcast on ACC Network Extra, which can be accessed through or through the ESPN app.

Social Media…
Fans can keep up with all things Duke women’s soccer by following the program on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram by searching for “DukeWSoc”. Behind-the-scenes content of women’s soccer and all Duke athletic programs can be found on Snapchat by following “dukeathletics”.