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Blue Devils, Maryland Clash in NCAA Quarterfinals
Courtesy: Duke Sports Information
Release: 11/12/2017
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DURHAM, N.C. – The Blue Devils and Maryland square off Sunday at 2 p.m. with a trip to the NCAA semifinals on the line. Second-seeded Duke reached the quarterfinals with a 4-2 first round victory over Miami (Ohio) Saturday, while the Terrapins advanced with a 2-0 shutout of Wake Forest. The quarterfinal contest will be streamed on from Williams Field at Jack Katz Stadium.

The Blue Devils and the Terrapins will battle for the second time this season following a 2-0 Duke win earlier this season at the B1G/ACC Cup.

Sunday, 2 p.m. l Williams Field at Jack Katz Stadium – Durham, N.C.
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• The Terrapins hold a 32-12-3 advantage in the all-time series but Duke has claimed each of the past four meetings. The Blue Devils’ last three victories have come at the B1G/ACC Cup.
• Earlier this year in Lancaster, Pa., Duke shut out Maryland, 2-0, behind first-half goals by seniors Ashley Kristen and Ainsley Gill. The Blue Devils led 20-5 in shots and drew eight corners to one by the Terrapins in that contest.
• Duke is 2-2 historically when facing Maryland in the NCAA Championship. The last NCAA meeting came in the semifinals of the 2013 tournament, a 3-2 Blue Devil victory in Norfolk, Va.
• Maryland (14-6) allowed just three shots and surrendered zero penalty corners in a 2-0 first round shutout of No. 12 Wake Forest Saturday in Durham.
• Linnea Gonzales (8g, 2a) and Madison Maguire (7g, 5a) provided the Terrapins’ tallies in the win.
• Maguire and Gonzales rank third and fourth, respectively, on the team in points behind Lein Holsboer (11g, 11a) and Bodil Keus (10g, 1a).
• Goalkeeper Sarah Holliday made two saves against the Demon Deacons, collecting her third shutout of the season.
• The Blue Devils are 40-54-4 historically against teams from the Big Ten Conference
• Duke went 3-0 against Big Ten foes this season, notching victories against Iowa, Maryland and Northwestern.

Duke in the NCAA Championship
• The Blue Devils are 23-15 historically in NCAA Tournament play with six national semifinal appearances and four trips to the national championship match. The program earned its second straight trip to the NCAA quarterfinals with the first round win over Miami (Ohio) Saturday.
• Duke is 6-6 all-time in quarterfinal contests and 8-1 when playing an NCAA Championship game at home in Durham.
• The program has received a bid 16 times, including six out of the last seven years under the direction of head coach Pam Bustin.

Quick Hits
• The Blue Devils have reached the 17-win mark for the second time in the past five seasons. Duke last recorded 17 victories in a season in 2013 and set a school record with 20 wins in 2003.
• Duke has gotten on the board first in all 17 of its victories on the season.
• Ten of Duke’s regular season opponents were selected to the NCAA Tournament field, with the Blue Devils compiling an 8-3 ledger against those foes.
• The strength of the ACC was on display again this fall, with six of the seven conference squads earning a bid to the NCAA Tournament. Duke and North Carolina were both tabbed top four seeds.

Last Time Out
• Junior forward Rose Tynan registered a goal and two assists to lead the Blue Devils to a 4-2 victory over Miami (Ohio) in the NCAA Championship first round Saturday in Durham.
• Duke jumped ahead 3-0 in the contest and held off a late charge from the RedHawks.
• The Blue Devils outshot Miami, 9-7, on the day while the RedHawks had five penalty corners to Duke’s one. Both Sammi Steele and Miami’s Maddie Passarella had one save apiece.


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