DURHAM, N.C. – Duke travels to Winston-Salem Friday for its third ACC matchup of the season, facing the Demon Deacons at 5 p.m. at Kentner Stadium. The Blue Devils continue this weekend’s road swing Sunday with a 1 p.m. contest at Appalachian State.
Duke enters the weekend with a 4-2 ledger in games played away from Williams Field at Jack Katz Stadium.
By the Numbers
33 - Shots recorded last Sunday against James Madison, marking the most by a Duke team since a 36-shot outing against Appalachian State last October
6 - Saves registered by redshirt junior goalkeeper Sammi Steele last Friday against the Tar Heels, marking a season high
1 - Defensive save made by freshman Grace Kim against North Carolina for the first of her career
4 - Duke’s spot in the latest NCAA Division I RPI rankings
7 - Points earned by senior Erin Scherrer Sept. 16 against Saint Joseph’s, marking the most by a Blue Devil since Heather Morris had eight against JMU in 2016
On the Road Again
Following a quick two-game home stand, the Blue Devils head back on the road this weekend, traveling to Winston-Salem Friday night before going on to Boone for a Sunday contest. Head coach Pam Bustin’s squad is 4-2 in contests away from Williams Field at Jack Katz Stadium and 1-2 in true road games. Duke features just two remaining home contests on its regular season home slate - an Oct. 5 matchup with Virginia and an Oct. 19 Senior Day contest against Boston College.
Paolino Top-10 in Career Assists
Junior midfielder Margaux Paolino has moved into the top 10 on Duke’s career assists chart with 29 in 51 career contests. She is currently tied with 2014 Duke graduate Emmie Le Marchand in the program’s career record book. The 29 career assists also tie Paolino for ninth among all active Division I players. She ranks second in the category among current juniors.
Paolino matched her career high in points with a goal and an assist in last Sunday’s win over James Madison.
Senior Rose Tynan ranks 15th in program history and is tied for 13th among all active Division I players in career goals (36).
Division I Active Career Leaders – Assists
1. Moira Putsch, Penn State (Sr.) – 49
2. Amanda Collins, UConn (Sr.) – 46
3. Megan Anderson, Wake Forest (Sr.) – 44
4. Puck Pentenga, Northwestern (Sr.) – 38
5. Libby Riedl, Maine (Sr.) – 37
6. Svea Boker, UConn (Jr.) – 32
7. Jule Grashoff, Wake Forest (Sr.) – 30
7. Kirsten Mansfield, Northwestern (Sr.) – 30
9. Margaux Paolino, Duke (Jr.) – 29
9. Aurelia Meijer, Penn State (Sr.) – 29
Last Time Out
Duke rebounded from a 2-0 loss to top-ranked North Carolina to earn a 5-2 victory over James Madison last Sunday at Williams Field at Jack Katz Stadium. Senior forward Caroline Andretta led the scoring charge for the Blue Devils with two goals inside the first 45 minutes. Sophomore Libby Thompson recorded the first goal of her Duke career and midfielders Margaux Paolino and Kiki Rozemeijer also added tallies.
Duke allowed just three shots for the contest while totaling a season-high 33 on the other end. The Blue Devils placed 19 of their looks on goal and also led in corners, 10-2.
#DUFH Celebrates Reunion Weekend
The Blue Devils celebrated the past, present and future of the Duke field hockey program last weekend at Williams Field at Jack Katz Stadium. The celebration weekend began Friday as the program welcomed back over 50 alumnae for Duke’s Friday night tilt against North Carolina at Williams Field at Jack Katz Stadium. On Sunday, the Blue Devils and alumnae returned to Williams Field at Jack Katz Stadium for a matchup with James Madison.
No. 4 Duke at No. 21 Wake Forest
Friday, 5 p.m. l Winston-Salem, N.C. – Kentner Stadium
Duke owns a 41-31 advantage in the all-time series with the Demon Deacons and has claimed four of the last five meetings, four of which have been decided by one goal. Alyssa Chillano tallied two scores and goalkeeper Sammi Steele made a pair of late stops to lead the Blue Devils past Wake Forest in last fall’s meeting, a 2-1 Duke victory.
Head coach Jennifer Averill’s squad re-entered the Penn Monto/NFHCA Division I Coaches Poll at No. 21 this week following three consecutive wins over William & Mary, Louisville and Richmond. The Demon Deacons scored four goals in each of those contests.
Senior Jule Grashoff was tabbed the NFHCA and ACC Offensive Player of the Week for a four-goal performance over the weekend. Grashoff currently ranks second in the ACC with an average of 0.78 goals per game.
Wake Forest is second in the league in saves per game (4.89) behind the play of goalkeeper Isla Bint, who owns a 1.67 goals against average and a .697 save percentage.
Duke opened ACC play with a 1-0 shutout of Syracuse before falling to North Carolina, 2-0, last weekend. The program is 53-111-2 all-time in regular season ACC contests.
No. 4 Duke at Appalachian State
Sunday, 1 p.m. l Boone, N.C. – Brandon & Erica M. Adcock Field
Duke has claimed 29 of the 35 all-time meetings with the Mountaineers, including 24 straight. The Blue Devils faced Appalachian State last fall for the first time since 2008, rounding out their regular season slate with a 4-0 victory. Ashley Kristen notched two goals and Alyssa Chillano added one tally and one assist in the shutout.
Appalachian State enters the weekend with a 4-6 ledger and welcomes MAC opponent Ball State Friday night before hosting the Blue Devils Sunday. The Mountaineers suffered a 4-0 setback to Louisville in their last outing Sept. 23 and are 0-2 this season against ACC squads, having also dropped a September contest to North Carolina.
Veerle Van Heertum headlines the offense with 10 points on four goals and two assists while Fredi Stegen, Ali Williams and Chloe Bell have eight points each. In goal, Rachel Gaines has compiled a .712 save percentage to go along with a 2.31 goals against average.
The Blue Devils are 57-7-3 historically against teams from the Mid-American Conference, having faced Appalachian State more than any other MAC team. Duke will face another MAC opponent later this fall, traveling to Ohio University Oct. 26.