|NO. 20 DUKE VS. NO. 3 NORTH CAROLINA|
|When: Saturday, April 22 l 1 p.m.|
|Where: Koskinen Stadium l Durham, N.C.|
|Watch: ACC Network Extra l Live Stats|
|Connect: Twitter @DukeWLAX l Facebook /DukeWLAX l Instagram @dukewlax|
|Roster l Coaches l Statistics l Schedule & Results l Game Notes|
|Roster l Coaches l Statistics l Schedule & Results l Game Notes|
DURHAM, N.C. – Duke rounds out the regular season at home Saturday, hosting North Carolina on Senior Day. The 1 p.m. contest will be broadcast on ACC Network Extra. The Blue Devils will honor the team’s 12 seniors at the conclusion of the contest.
By the Numbers
21 - Combined points totaled by juniors Maddie Crutchfield (11) and Kyra Harney (10) over the last two contests
9 - Active Division I players with 200 or more career draw controls, including sophomore Olivia Jenner
2 - Of the nation’s top 10 in draw controls per game face off Saturday - UNC’s Sammy Jo Tracy (7.71) and Duke’s Jenner (6.00)
1 - Goal surrendered by the Blue Devil defense Monday against Presbyterian College
3 - Number of times Tobacco Road rivals Duke and North Carolina squared off in 2016
1 - Former Blue Devil selected in this week’s United Women’s Lacrosse League (UWLX) Draft - 2014 graduate Taylor Virden (Baltimore Ride)
Duke will honor its 12 member senior class following Saturday’s regular season finale against the Tar Heels ... The group has guided the program to a four-year record of 46-29 and three NCAA Tournament appearances, including a trip to the national semifinals in 2015.
Balanced Effort Against Blue Hose
Eleven different Blue Devils scored to lead Duke to a 21-1 defeat of Presbyterian Monday in non-conference action at Koskinen Stadium ... Junior Kyra Harney, freshman Catherine Cordrey and sophomore Ellie Majure all record hat tricks in the victory ... Defensively, the Blue Devils limited the Blue Hose to a lone tally inside the final six minutes ... The 20-goal margin was the largest by the program since the squad dispatched Elon by a 25-4 score Feb. 7, 2014.
Schwitter Etches Name in Duke Record Book
With two draw controls Monday against Presbyterian, senior defender Maura Schwitter became the 15th player in program history to reach the 100 draw control milestone ... She is one of just nine players in Duke history to rack up 100 career draw controls and 50 career caused turnovers ... 2014 Duke graduate Taylor Virden was the last Blue Devil to achieve the statistical feat ... Schwitter paces Duke this spring in ground balls and caused turnovers and ranks second on the squad in draw controls.
Jenner Devilish on the Draw
Sophomore attacker Olivia Jenner has accounted for 90 of Duke’s 221 draws this spring ... She recently surpassed 2014 graduate Taylor Virden (184) for second on the program’s all-time list with 200 career draws ... That total ranks Jenner eighth all among active Division I players ... Behind the play of Jenner in the draw circle, the Blue Devils are 7-4 when holding an advantage in the draw controls category ... Jenner enters the weekend ranked third in the ACC and 10th nationally with an average of 6.0 draw controls per game ... Senior defender Maura Schwitter is second on the team with 46 draws, ranking her eighth in the ACC in the category.
Duke Career Draw Controls
1. 265 Emma Hamm, 2008-12
2. 200 Olivia Jenner, 2016-Present
Div. I Active Career Leaders – Draw Controls
1. 437 Hannah Murphy, Sr., Massachusetts, 76 games
2. 372 Michaela Michael, Sr., Southern California, 74
3. 306 Shelby Fredericks, Jr., Northwestern, 56
4. 246 Katherine Judge, Sr., Winthrop, 58
5. 231 Anna Schueler, Sr., Michigan, 68
6. 218 Caroline Queally, Jr., Richmond, 52
7. 203 Marie Moore, Sr., Colorado, 70
8. 200 Olivia Jenner, So., Duke, 35
North Carolina Series History
Tobacco Road rivals Duke and North Carolina square off for the 35th time Saturday with the Tar Heels holding a 20-14 advantage in the series ... The teams faced each other three times last season, resulting in North Carolina victories in the regular season, ACC Tournament semifinals and NCAA second round ... The Blue Devils’ last win over North Carolina came in a thrilling 7-6 overtime contest April 16, 2014 in Kenan Stadium ... Junior attacker Kyra Harney owns a team-best six goals in four career contests against North Carolina ... Sophomore Olivia Jenner totaled 24 draw controls in last year’s three meetings with the Tar Heels.
Scouting the Tar Heels
North Carolina is tied with Syracuse for the top spot in the ACC standings heading into the regular season finale ... The Tar Heels suffered their first conference loss of the season at the hands of the Orange last weekend, slipping to No. 3 in the Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association Division I Coaches Poll ... North Carolina continues to hold the top spot in the NCAA RPI ratings ... The squad leads the country in draw controls per game (16.79) behind the efforts of senior Sammy Jo Tracy, who is second in the ACC and fifth nationally in the category (7.71) ... Molly Hendrick (46g, 7a) and Ela Hazar (25g, 28a) have both topped the 50-point mark for the season ... Goalkeeper Caylee Waters enters the weekend with a 9.61 goals against average and a .484 save percentage.
Duke vs. the ACC
Under the direction of head coach Kerstin Kimel, the Blue Devil program is 52-43 historically in regular season ACC action ... Duke could surpass Boston College for seventh in the conference standings with a win over North Carolina Saturday.
Against Ranked Opponents
The strength of Duke’s 2017 slate has been on display this season ... The squad owns a 3-5 mark against ranked foes with wins over No. 12 Stanford, No. 17 Boston College and No. 18 Elon ... The Blue Devils are 16-17 against ranked foes since 2015 ... Eight of Duke’s 2017 opponents were ranked in this week’s edition of the IWLCA Division I Coaches Poll, including third-ranked North Carolina.
Crutchfield, Harney Join Century Clubs
With her third assist of the day at Boston College (4/8), junior midfielder Maddie Crutchfield became the 26th player in Duke history to reach the 100-point mark for her career ... She owns 70 goals and 42 assists in 56 career games ... Junior attacker Kyra Harney recorded the 100th goal of her career at Elon (3/29) ... She became the 17th player in Duke history to reach 100 tallies, joining former teammates Kerrin Maurer (161) and Taylor Trimble (135) as the most recent Blue Devils to achieve the milestone ... Harney was the Duke player to join the century club in both points and goals.
Parking and Traffic Alert in Effect
Guests traveling to the Duke University West Campus on Saturday should be aware of the parking alerts for Duke Women’s Lacrosse vs. North Carolina at 1 p.m. in Koskinen Stadium, the 2017 Duke Invitational Track Meet at 3:30 p.m. in Morris Williams Stadium and Duke Softball Camp at Jack Coombs Field … Accessible parking for the women’s lacrosse contest is available in the Whitford Lot located on Whitford Drive beginning at 11 a.m. … General public parking is available in the Science Drive Garage beginning at 11 a.m.
The Duke Marketing staff will be giving away free Duke women’s lacrosse fanny packs Saturday … Fanny packs will be available while supplies last at the Duke Marketing Table located at the entrance to the stadium … Two Men and a Truck of Raleigh Durham will be on hand to collect items for their Movers for Moms campaign … The initiative helps victims of domestic violence at the Durham Crisis Response Center … Items being collected for donation include gently used clothing for moms and kids, liquid laundry detergent, bath towels, wash cloths, baby wipes, diapers, hand sanitizer, bottled water, granola bars and juice boxes ... Fans should stick around after the contest for the Blue Devils' Senior Recognition ceremony.