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Sarah Furey
Blue Devils Set to Host Old Dominion Sunday
Courtesy: Duke Sports Information
Release: 09/22/2017
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     When: Sunday, Sept. 24 l 1 p.m.
     Where: Williams Field at Jack Katz Stadium l Durham, N.C.
     Watch: ACC Network Extra l Live Stats
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Roster l Coaches l Statistics l Schedule & Results l Game Notes




Roster l Statistics l Schedule & Results l Game Notes


DURHAM, N.C. –The Duke field hockey team returns to Williams Field at Jack Katz Stadium for the second straight weekend after spending the first three weeks of the season on the road. The Blue Devils host Old Dominion Sunday at 1 p.m. on ACC Network Extra.

Weekend Promotions
• Sunday marks Pride Day at Williams Field at Jack Katz Stadium. Fans can pick up free Duke field hockey wristbands on their way into the stadium. • Follow the Duke Marketing staff on Twitter (@DukeMKTG) for more information on future promotions.

Parking and Operational Information
• Free parking is available in the 705 Broad Street parking lot across Broad Street from Williams Field at Jack Katz Stadium. To access the lot, please enter from Perry Street.
• Parking for persons with disabilities is available in the designated spaces in the Bivins Lot, located above the Duke Softball Stadium on Brodie Gym Drive next to the Bivins Building. The parking lot is located on the right after turning on Brodie Gym Drive. Additional parking for persons with disabilities is located in the 705 Broad Street parking lot, across the street from Williams Field at Jack Katz Stadium. 
• For more parking information, please reference the field hockey facility and parking map
• All regular season contests at Williams Field at Jack Katz Stadium are free to the public. No tickets are necessary. 

By the Numbers
2 - Straight games in which senior midfielder Alexa Mackintire has recorded an assist
3 - Consecutive contests in which junior forward Rose Tynan has found the back of the cage
16 - Straight seasons the Blue Devils and Monarchs have faced off dating back to 2002
8 - Different Blue Devils own the team’s 11 assists on the season
4 - Duke’s national ranking in shutouts per game (0.60) after starting the year with three straight shutouts and posting another last Friday against Louisville
1 - Win needed for head coach Pam Bustin to reach 250 in her career
14 - Bustin’s rank in career wins (249) among all active Division I head field hockey coaches

Home Sweet Home
• Duke started 2-0 at Williams Field at Jack Katz Stadium with victories over Louisville and Princeton last weekend.
• The program went 9-1 at home last fall and is 33-9 on its home turf over the past five seasons.
• Since 2011, the Blue Devils have gone 32-7 at home against non-conference opponents. That span includes a 21-game win streak against non-conference foes at Williams Field at Jack Katz Stadium spanning the 2013 to 2016 seasons.

Steele, Blue Devil D Among Nation’s Best
•Behind the efforts of goalkeeper Sammi Steele and veteran backs Alyssa Chillano and Sarah Furey, Duke has logged an 0.86 goals against average through seven contests to rank second in the ACC and sixth nationally.
• Duke posted three straight shutouts to begin the year for the first time since 1991. The Blue Devils added a fourth shutout last Friday in a 5-0 defeat of Louisville to rank fourth in the country in shutouts per game (0.57).
• Four different Blue Devils - Alyssa Chillano, Alexa Mackintire, Stephanie Pezzuti and Jillian Wolgemuth - have recorded defensive saves on the year.
• Steele heads into the weekend ranked second in the ACC and seventh nationally in goals against average (0.86). She is also among the top three goalkeepers in the ACC in save percentage (.806) and saves per game (3.57).

Team, Goals Against Average (Record)
Syracuse, 0.22 (8-1)
Cornell, 0.67 (5-1)
UConn, 0.71 (7-0)
La Salle, 0.83 (4-2)
VCU, 0.86 (6-1)
Duke, 0.86 (6-1)

Balanced Attack in Home Opener
• Goals by four different players highlighted Duke’s 5-0 victory over No. 11 Louisville last Friday in the home opener at Williams Field at Jack Katz Stadium. Junior forward Caroline Andretta led the way with a career-high two tallies.
• Four different players also registered assists on the evening.
• The five goals and four assists matched the team’s highest outputs of the season.
• The Blue Devils racked up 20 shots to just two by the Cardinals and earned five penalty corners.

Blue Devils in the NCAA RPI
• Duke debuted at No. 2 in the first edition of the NCAA’s RPI report, released Tuesday. Eleven of the Blue Devils’ opponents this fall were listed among the top 20.
• Duke enters the weekend with the nation’s fourth-highest Strength of Schedule according to
• The squad jumped two spots to No. 2 in this week’s Penn Monto/NFHCA Division I Coaches Poll and has been ranked among the top four all season.
• Thirteen of Duke’s 2017 opponents were listed in the latest Penn Monto/NFHCA Division I Coaches poll, including five opponents inside the top 10.
• Since 2013, the program has compiled a 45-26 ledger against ranked teams.

NCAA RPI-Team (Record), NFHCA Rank
1-UConn (7-0), 1
2-Duke (6-1), 2
3-Boston College (6-2), 8
4-Virginia (7-1), 4
5-James Madison (5-2), 13

Old Dominion Series History
• The Monarchs lead the all-time series between the two schools, 24-17, though Duke has claimed each of the last four meetings.
• The Blue Devils jumped out to a 4-0 lead en route to a 5-1 victory over Old Dominion last October in Norfolk, Va. Aisling Naughton recorded two goals as Duke scored on five of its 13 shots on the day in an efficient offensive showing.

Scouting the Monarchs
• Old Dominion sits at 3-4 entering a Friday matchup with Georgetown in Norfolk.
• The Monarchs fell, 6-0, to top-ranked Connecticut in their last outing Sept. 15.
• Erin Huffman (6g) and Alexa Ostoich (4g, 2a) have both reached double figures in the points category to lead the team offensively.
• Starting goalkeeper Kealsie Robles has logged 44 saves to go along with a .698 save percentage and 2.55 goals against average.
• Old Dominion is averaging 2.29 goals per game and has outscored its opponents, 11-5, in the first half heading into Friday’s contest.

Duke vs. the Big East
• The Blue Devils are 41-29 historically against teams from the Big East Conference. Duke has faced Old Dominion more than any other Big East team.
• Later this season, the Blue Devils will face a second Big East opponent in Liberty (Oct. 22).