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Courtesy: Duke Athletics
Danowski Goes for Wins Record Vs. Jacksonville
Courtesy: Duke Sports Information
Release: 03/12/2017
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Game 8
No. 16 Duke (5-2) vs. Jacksonville (0-5)
March 13, 2017 | 1 p.m. | ACC Network Extra
Durham, N.C. | Koskinen Stadium

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Setting the Scene

  • Duke is 5-2 overall after cruising past No. 12 Loyola 15-7 for its second straight top 15 victory.
  • Duke head coach John Danowski will be looking for his 376th career victory, breaking the all-time NCAA Division I wins record of 375.
  • Jacksonville is 0-5 on the year and is coached by former Duke volunteer assistant coach John Galloway. The former Syracuse goaltender is in his first year as the head coach of the Dolphins.

The Series History

  • Duke has dominated the series with the Dolphins 6-0 since Jacksonville joined the lacrosse ranks.
  • The Blue Devils have outscored the Dolphins 97-44 in the six previous meetings.
  • The two teams have met in six of the past seven seasons - they did not face off in 2015.

By the Numbers
375 – Career wins for Duke head coach John Danowski, tying him with Dom Starsia’s 375 for the most in Division I history
14 – Points from the starting attack unit of Jack Bruckner, Justin Guterding and Joey Manown against Loyola Saturday
8.83 – Average margin of victory for the Blue Devils in the six meetings with the Dolphins
4.02 – Career points per game average for junior attackman Justin Guterding, fourth among active players
43 – Percentage of Duke’s points (64 of 148) scored by attackmen Justin Guterding and Jack Bruckner
.600 – Duke’s man-up percentage (12-of-20) in 2017, ranking first in the ACC and fourth nationally
2 – Consecutive top 20 wins for the Blue Devils - No. 16 Richmond and No. 12 Loyola
.417 - Duke’s shot percentage against Loyola, scoring 15 goals on 36 shots
.368 – The Blue Devils’ shooting percentage this season after Saturday’s win - the best in the ACC and 5th nationally
45 – Consecutive games Jack Bruckner has registered a point, second longest streak in DI lacrosse and dates back to May 26, 2014

Last Time Out

  • Senior goaltender Danny Fowler made 14 saves to lead No. 16 Duke to a 15-7 victory over No. 12 Loyola Saturday.
  • The Blue Devils outscored the Greyhounds by a 5-0 margin in the second quarter to take an 8-3 advantage into halftime. Brad Smith spearheaded the spurt with a pair of goals.
  • The attack unit of Jack Bruckner, Justin Guterding and Joey Manown combined for 14 points - Bruckner and Guterding with five apiece and Manown with a career-high four.
  • Defensively, the Blue Devils held Pat Spencer - the nation’s leader in points per game - to just three points on the afternoon.

Last Time We Met

  • Duke’s Case Matheis recorded a career-high seven points and Justin Guterding added six to lead the third-ranked Blue Devils to an 18-5 victory at Jacksonville last season.
  • Senior Reid Maxmin and Peter Welch scored their first career goals for the Blue Devils, while rookie goaltender David McCann made his first career save in the game’s final three minutes. Myles Jones recorded his 100th career goal as well, becoming the first Duke midfielder with 100 career tallies.
  • The Blue Devils struggled to get into a rhythm offensively, scoring just once in the first period on 12 shots. Jacksonville tied the game 1:10 into the second quarter with a goal from Aaron Jollow, but it was all Blue Devils over the next 13 minutes in building an 8-2 halftime lead.
  • In goal, Danny Fowler made six stops and allowed four goals in 45 minutes of action. Luke Aaron had two stops and McCann made one. The Blue Devils held the Dolphins to only 28 shots and forced 22 turnovers, 13 of which were caused.

Scouting Jacksonville

  • Jacksonville is in its eighth season and first under new head coach John Galloway, who previously served on Duke’s staff during the 2012 season.
  • The Dolphins are 0-5 on the year and haven’t played a game in nine days. Will Hendrick paces the offense with 11 goals and three assists for 14 points. McLean Chicquen has 11 points.
  • Chase York leads the defensive unit with eight caused turnovers and 17 ground balls. Hunter Foles handles the faceoff duties and is 58-of-120 for a .483 win percentage at the X.
  • In goal, Ben Glelchenhaus sports a .496 save percentage and a 14.37 goals against average in his five outings. He is coming off of a 16-save performance at Hartford.

Familiar Face Returns to Durham

  • Jacksonville head coach John Galloway returns to familiar territory Monday. The first-year head coach was on John Danowski’s staff for the 2012 season. He helped Duke to a 15-5 record and a run to the NCAA semifinals.
  • Prior to taking the reins at Jacksonville, Galloway was an assistant coach at Providence under former Blue Devil assistant Chris Gabrielli.

Danowski Near Wins Record

  • Head coach John Danowski is one win shy of setting the Division I all-time wins record. Dom Starsia and Danowski are currently tied with 375 career victories. Danowski is third among active coaches across all three divisions and is on pace to become the first Division I head coach to reach 400 wins potentially in the 2018 season.
  • The Blue Devils leader has 156 wins at Duke, 192 at Hofstra and 27 in his first stop at C.W. Post, now LIU Post.
Coach, School W L
1. Jim Berkman, Salisbury 495 56
2. Hank Janczyk, Gettysburgh 426 135
3. John Danowski 375 187
4. Bill Tierney 373 122

Sophomore Bump For Smith

  • Sophomore midfielder Brad Smith owns eight goals and seven assists for 15 points, surpassing his total from his 19 games as a rookie.
  • In 2016, Smith had nine goals and five assists for 14 points. He registered multiple points in four games with a season-high three points against Georgetown last season. In seven games this season, Smith has multiple points in four outings and registered a career-high four points against Cleveland State.

Guterding’s Pace to 200

  • Junior Justin Guterding left his name in the Duke records book twice in 2016, becoming the fastest Blue Devil to 100 career points and the first player to score 70 points in each of his first two seasons.
  • He is on pace for just over 80 points this season as he aims to be the fastest player to reach 200 career points. He needs just 23 points and is on pace to reach the mark in 49 games, one faster than Zack Greer’s 50.

Fastest to 200 Career Points
Player |  Number of Games
Justin Guterding | 49*
Zack Greer : 50
Matt Danowsk | 51
Jordan Wolf | 57
* projected


Up Next

  • Duke hits the road to the nation’s capital next Saturday for a matchup with Georgetown. Faceoff will be at 12 p.m.

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