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DWS Notebook: NCAA Tournament 2nd/3rd Round
Courtesy: Duke Sports Information
Release: 11/14/2017
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DURHAM, N.C. – The No. 1 seed Duke Blue Devils (20-2-0) will keep dancing this weekend as they prepare for the second weekend of 2017 NCAA Tournament play. As the Blue Devils get set to host the Oklahoma State Cowgirls in the second round of play Friday night, it’s time to take a look back at last week and the 2017 season as a whole with the 14th edition of the 2017 DWS Weekly Notebook.

Looking Back…
Led by a goal from senior Imani Dorsey in the 69th minute, the Blue Devils shut out UNCG 1-0 to advance to the second round of the NCAA Tournament. Dorsey’s score was the lone goal on a night where Duke reeled off a season-high 31 shots. The win advances the Blue Devils to the second round, where they will host Oklahoma State.

Saturday, Nov. 11
No. 1 Duke def. UNCG, 1-0 (Recap, Stats)

Up Next…

Friday, Nov. 17
No. 1 Duke (20-2-0, 10-0-0 ACC) vs. Oklahoma State (16-3-3, 8-1-0 Big 12) – 7:30 p.m. ET
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Durham, N.C.
Koskinen Stadium

Ticket Information…
Tickets for the second and third rounds of the NCAA Tournament at Koskinen Stadium are available for purchase. Adult tickets are $8, with senior tickets $5 and children 12 and under at $3 for Friday’s two contests and Sunday’s match. All Duke students and DUAA staff will receive free admission. To purchase tickets, fans can go to www.GoDuke.com/tickets or call 919-681-BLUE (2583).

DWS In The News…


Blue Devils In The ACC & NCAA Statistical Standings…

TEAM

Category Stat ACC Rank NCAA Rank
Winning Percentage .909 1st 2nd
Goals Against Average .451 1st 9th
Total Goals 46 1st 12th
Shutout Percentage .636 1st 13th
Save Percentage .831 1st 52nd
Total Points 126 2nd 25th
SOG Per Game 7.05 3rd 66th
Scoring Offense 2.09 4th 28th
Shots Per Game 15.09 4th 80th
Points Per Game 5.73 5th 36th
Total Assists 34 5th 46th

 

INDIVIDUAL

Category Stat ACC Rank NCAA Rank
Chelsea Burns
Game-Winning Goals 3 8th 117th

Imani Dorsey
SOG Per Game 1.95 2nd 24th
Total Points 29 3rd 28th
Total Goals 11 3rd 39th
Game-Winning Goals 4 4th 47th
Shots Per Game 3.67 4th 51st
Points Per Game 1.38 4th 51st
Total Assists 7 4th 67th
Goals Per Game 0.52 5th 79th
Assists Per Game 0.33 5th 120th

Kayla McCoy
Total Goals 11 3rd 39th
Total Points 28 4th 34th
Game-Winning Goals 4 4th 47th
Points Per Game 1.27 5th 84th
Goals Per Game 0.50 6th 84th
Total Assists 6 7th 118th

EJ Proctor
Goals Against Average .418 1st 8th
Save Percentage .846 1st 31st
Shutouts 11 2nd 6th
Minutes Played 1724:09 7th 99th

Ella Stevens
Total Assists 7 4th 67th
Assists Per Game 0.32 6th 136th
Game-Winning Goals 3 8th 117th


Leading The Blue Devils…

Points:
Imani Dorsey, 29
Goals: Imani Dorsey & Kayla McCoy, 11
Assists: Imani Dorsey & Ella Stevens, 7
Shots: Imani Dorsey, 77
Shots On Goal: Imani Dorsey, 41
Game-Winning Goals: Imani Dorsey & Kayla McCoy, 4
Goals Against Average: EJ Proctor, 0.42
Saves: EJ Proctor, 44
Save Percentage: EJ Proctor, .846

2017 Blue Devil Goal Tracker…

  1. Taylor Racioppi (Ella Stevens & Imani Dorsey) at No. 6 North Carolina – Aug. 18, 2017 (24:46)
  2. Kayla McCoy (Taylor Racioppi) vs. Xavier – Aug. 20, 2017 (16:17)
  3. Chelsea Burns (Penalty Kick) vs. Xavier – Aug. 20, 2017 (73:10)
  4. Imani Dorsey (Unassisted) vs. Xavier – Aug, 20, 2017 (89:40)
  5. Chelsea Burns (Penalty Kick) vs. Bucknell – Aug. 25, 2017 (44:15)
  6. Imani Dorsey (Kayla McCoy & Taylor Racioppi) vs. Bucknell – Aug. 25, 2017 (51:22)
  7. Chelsea Burns (Penalty Kick) at Old Dominion – Aug. 27, 2017 (14:45)
  8. Kayla McCoy (Unassisted) at Old Dominion – Aug. 27, 2017 (21:14)
  9. Imani Dorsey (Unassisted) at Old Dominion – Aug. 27, 2017 (61:42)
  10. Imani Dorsey (Unassisted) vs. UNCW – Sept. 1, 2017 (38:55)
  11. Ella Stevens (Unassisted) vs. Auburn – Sept. 3, 2017 (23:59)
  12. Imani Dorsey (Kayla McCoy) vs. Auburn – Sept. 3, 2017 (55:12)
  13. Imani Dorsey (Rebecca Quinn) at West Virginia – Sept. 8, 2017 (28:27)
  14. Kat McDonald (Unassisted) at West Virginia – Sept. 8, 2017 (37:44)
  15. Kayla McCoy (Schuyler DeBree) at West Virginia – Sept. 8, 2017 (52:27)
  16. Kayla McCoy (Ella Stevens) at West Virginia – Sept. 8, 2017 (62:09)
  17. Kayla McCoy (Taylor Mitchell) vs. Utah – Sept. 11, 2017 (81:11)
  18. Rebecca Quinn (Unassisted) vs. Utah – Sept. 11, 2017 (81:56)
  19. Chelsea Burns (Penalty Kick) vs. Virginia Tech – Sept. 17, 2017 (42:41)
  20. Ashton Miller (Imani Dorsey) vs. Virginia Tech – Sept. 17, 2017 (50:49)
  21. Imani Dorsey (Karlie Paschall) vs. Virginia Tech – Sept. 17, 2017 (58:42)
  22. Own Goal at Notre Dame – Sept. 21, 2017 (59:15)
  23. Imani Dorsey (Taylor Racioppi) at Notre Dame – Sept. 21, 2017 (73:37)
  24. Malinda Allen (Schuyler DeBree, Ella Stevens) at Notre Dame – Sept. 21, 2017 (75:13)
  25. Ashton Miller (Unassisted) vs. Pitt – Sept. 24, 2017 (38:37)
  26. Kayla McCoy (Ashton Miller & Ella Stevens) vs. Pitt – Sept. 24, 2017 (66:16)
  27. Ella Stevens (Unassisted) at Louisville – Sept. 29, 2017 (23:50)
  28. Taylor Racioppi (Kayla McCoy) at Louisville – Sept. 29, 2017 (74:18)
  29. Ashton Miller (Unassisted) at Louisville – Sept. 29, 2017 (102:11)
  30. Kayla McCoy (Unassisted) vs. NC State – Oct. 5, 2017 (36:49)
  31. Chelsea Burns (Ashton Miller & Ella Stevens) vs. NC State – Oct. 5, 2017 (49:42)
  32. Ella Stevens (Chelsea Burns & Imani Dorsey) vs. Florida State – Oct. 8, 2017 (2:37)
  33. Imani Dorsey (Kayla McCoy) vs. Florida State – Oct. 8, 2017 (21:35)
  34. Kayla McCoy (Imani Dorsey) vs. Miami – Oct. 15, 2017 (51:24)
  35. Rebecca Quinn (Unassisted) vs. Miami – Oct. 15, 2017 (57:06)
  36. Malinda Allen (Olivia Erlbeck) vs. Miami – Oct. 15, 2017 (88:41)
  37. Taylor Racioppi (Imani Dorsey) at Boston College – Oct. 19, 2017 (3:35)
  38. Schuyler DeBree (Unassisted) at Boston College – Oct. 19, 2017 (61:27)
  39. Kayla McCoy (Ella Stevens) at Syracuse – Oct. 22, 2017 (8:21)
  40. Kayla McCoy (Imani Dorsey) at Syracuse – Oct. 22, 2017 (29:38)
  41. Kat McDonald (Kayla McCoy) at Virginia – Oct. 26, 2017 (86:19)
  42. Chelsea Burns (Ella Stevens) vs. Boston College – Oct. 29, 2017 (13:01)
  43. Imani Dorsey (Kayla McCoy) vs. Boston College – Oct. 29, 2017 (26:18)
  44. Kayla McCoy (Imani Dorsey) vs. Boston College – Oct. 29, 2017 (40:04)
  45. Ella Stevens (Schuyler DeBree & Chelsea Burns) vs. Virginia – Nov. 3, 2017 (46:27)
  46. Imani Dorsey (Unassisted) vs. UNCG – Nov. 11, 2017 (69:00)


One Down, Five To Go…
The Blue Devils took the first step toward their ultimate goal of winning the program’s first national championship on Saturday, defeating UNCG in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. Duke has now won its opening contest of the NCAA Tournament in seven-straight appearances and improved its overall NCAA Tournament record to 34-20-9. Robbie Church is now 27-13-8 in NCAA Tournament play and has been victorious in 14 of his 15 NCAA Tournament First Round showings.

Dorsey Scores, Cracks More Top 10 Lists…
With her goal on Saturday, senior Imani Dorsey made her way onto more top 10 lists in the Duke record book. On the career side, she is now fifth in shots (230), tied for sixth in game-winning goals (10) and tied for 10th in points (71) and goals (26).

She also made moves on the single-season side of things, moving up to eight with 77 shots and tied for 10th with 29 points and four game winners. She is also one goal shy of cracking that single-season top 10 list as well.

No. 1 On The Dance Floor…
For just the second time in school history, the Blue Devils entered the NCAA Tournament as one of the field’s four No. 1 seeds. Duke’s stellar season, which featured a program record 19-match winning streak and the third ACC regular season title in school history, propelled the squad to a top seed. The only other time this feat was accomplished was in 2011, when Duke made one of its three College Cup appearances in school history.

The selection marks the 23rd time in history that the Blue Devils have made the Big Dance and the 14th time in the last 15 seasons.

We Are The Champions…
Thanks to a Notre Dame-UNC draw and a 1-0 victory at No. 10 Virginia on the final night of the regular season, the Blue Devils captured the third ACC regular season championship in program history and first since 2011. Duke capped a perfect 10-0-0 conference season, becoming the first team since Virginia in 2013 to finish perfect in ACC play.

The conference crown makes the Blue Devils the second school in ACC history to capture at least three regular season titles, joining North Carolina.

All ACC, All Duke…
The announcement of the 2017 All-ACC Awards just kept reaffirming what we already know: Duke women’s soccer has been nothing short of dominant. There were 13 total honors for the Blue Devils, with four individual awards and a league-high and program record nine All-ACC selections. Robbie Church was named ACC Coach of the Year for the second time in his career (2011) and becomes the sixth coach in ACC history to earn the award multiple times.

Imani Dorsey (Offensive POTY), Schuyler DeBree (Defensive POTY) and Rebecca Quinn (Midfielder of the Year) pulled in the individual honors. Dorsey, DeBree and Quinn were also named All-ACC First Team, along with Kayla McCoy and EJ Proctor. Ella Stevens and Taylor Racioppi were tabbed All-ACC Second Team, while Ashton Miller earned third team laurels and Taylor Mitchell was named to the conference’s freshman team.

A Streak For The Record Books…
When the 2017 season is looked back upon, one of the major headlines will be the incredible 19-match winning streak the Blue Devils put together from Aug. 20 – Nov. 3. During the longest winning streak in DWS history, Duke defeated six ranked opponents, shut out 13 foes and went 2-0 at its home tournament for the first time since 2012. The 19-game stretch of wins was the longest in Duke athletics history since the men’s basketball program reeled off 25-straight wins from 2010-11 and finished tied for the 12th-longest streak in the athletic department’s history.

Another Day, Another Record Broken…
The winning streak was not the only record the Blue Devils captured this year. Duke racked up a program record 10 ACC wins, defeating Virginia Tech, No. 18 Notre Dame, Pitt, Louisville, NC State, No. 16 Florida State, Miami, Boston College, Syracuse and No. 10 Virginia.

Early Goal Emphasis…
Heading into the Florida State contest, head coach Robbie Church put a heavy emphasis on scoring within the first 15 minutes of play and his squad responded. Prior to that game, Duke had just one score within the first 15 minutes, but since then Ella Stevens (2:37 vs. Florida State), Taylor Racioppi (3:35 at Boston College), Kayla McCoy (8:21 at Syracuse) and Chelsea Burns (13:01 vs. Boston College, ACCT) have netted early goals.

A majority of Duke’s 46 goals have come midway through the first half and in the early portion of the second, as the it has tallied 10 in the 45:01 – 60:00 stretch and nine from 15:01 – 30:00. Duke has punched in 24 scores in the second half.

Set Em Up, Shut Em Down…
There have been a number of storylines to this year’s Duke women’s soccer squad, but one of the best has been the play of the Blue Devil defense. On the year, Duke has allowed just 10 goals, outscoring opponents 46-10, and has posted 14 total shutouts after blanking UNCG. Over the last 10 matches, the Blue Devils have outscored foes 17-3 and shut out seven opponents, including picking up three ranked victories.

Duke leads the ACC with a .451 goals against average and a .636 shutout percentage, which stand ninth and 13th in the NCAA, respectively. The Blue Devils kept the performance going strong through ACC play, as they earned clean sheets against eight of their 10 conference opponents. That mark is the most in program history.

A big part of that success has been the play of the Blue Devil backline of Chelsea Burns, Schuyler DeBree, Taylor Mitchell and Morgan Reid. Burns, DeBree and Reid have started every match for Duke and earned all 14 clean sheets, while Mitchell has drawn the start in 19 contests. Reid and DeBree have gone the distance in 19 games this season, while Mitchell has played the full time in 13 and Burns has 12 such performances.

Goals On Goals On Goals…
The Blue Devils continue to dominate on the offensive side of the ball as well, tallying 16 multi-goal matches this season. Duke has scored 46 times, which leads the ACC and is 12th in the NCAA. Ten Blue Devils have scored this year, showing the array of weapons coach Robbie Church has at his disposal, led by junior Kayla McCoy and senior Imani Dorsey, who both have 11 goals on the year.

Proctor Nearly Flawless Between The Posts…
It’s been business as usual for EJ Proctor this season. The All-ACC First Team keeper has been solely responsible for 11 of Duke’s 14 shutouts this year, putting her career total at 32, which is third in Duke history and one shy of taking over second place.

On the year, Proctor leads the ACC in goals against average (.418) and save percentage (.846), standing eighth and 31st in the nation. She is also second in the conference and sixth in the nation with her 11 clean sheets.

Dorsey Up For Senior CLASS Award…
Senior Imani Dorsey has been on a tear in her final season at Duke and she added to that by becoming one of 10 finalists for the prestigious Senior CLASS Award. Former Blue Devil standout Christina Gibbons captured the award last season, becoming the first in school history to do so. Dorsey is the fourth in DWS history to be named a finalist for the award and fans can vote for her daily until Nov. 20 by going to www.seniorclassaward.com/vote.

Blue Devils In The Record Book…
Several members of the 2017 DWS squad are made their way up the rankings in the Duke record book. Here’s where they stand heading into the second weekend of NCAA Tournament play.

Points (Career)
1. Kelly Walbert (1992-95) – 117
2. Laura Weinberg (2010-13) – 100
3. Casey McCluskey (2001-04) – 95
4. Andi Melde (1994-97) – 88
5. Elisabeth Redmond (2006-09) – 87
6. KayAnne Gummersall (2006-09) – 79
7. Sherrill Kester (1996-99) – 78
8. Kaitlyn Kerr (2010-13) – 76
9. Kim DeCesare (2010-13) – 73
T10. Imani Dorsey (2014-Present) – 71
T10. Carolyn Riggs (2002-05) – 71

Points (Season)
1. Laura Weinberg (2012) – 44
T2. Kelly Walbert (1994) – 40
T2. Casey McCluskey (2004) – 40
4. Kim DeCesare (2012) – 38
5. Kelly Walbert (1995) – 35
6. KayAnne Gummersall (2008) – 34
7. Andi Melde (1997) – 33
8. Caitlin Connolly (1990) – 32
9. Kelly Cobb (2011) – 31
T10. Imani Dorsey (2014-Present) – 29
T10. Sherrill Kester (1999) – 29

Goals (Career)
1. Kelly Walbert (1992-95) – 47
2. Casey McCluskey (2001-04) – 40
3. Laura Weinberg (2010-13) – 39
4. Sherrill Kester (1996-99) – 35
5. KayAnne Gummersall (2006-09) – 34
6. Kim DeCesare (2010-13) – 29
T7. Carolyn Riggs (2002-05) – 28
T7. Caitlin Connolly (1989-92) – 28
T7. Kaitlyn Kerr (2010-13) – 28
T10. Imani Dorsey (2014-Present) – 26
T10. Elisabeth Redmond (2006-09) – 26

Shots (Career)
1. Kelly Walbert (1992-95) – 317
2. Laura Weinberg (2010-13) – 314
3. Elisabeth Redmond (2006-09) – 274
4. Casey McCluskey (2001-04) – 233
5. Imani Dorsey (2014-Present) – 230
6. Andi Melde (1994-97) – 220
7. Kelly Cobb (2011-14) – 219
8. Kaitlyn Kerr (2010-13) – 214
9. Toni Payne (2013-16) – 206
10. Darby Kroyer (2002-06) – 199

Shots (Season)
1. Kelly Walbert (1995) – 107
2. Laura Weinberg (2012) – 103
3. Kelly Cobb (2011) – 91
4. Taylor Racioppi (2015) – 86
5. Sherrill Kester (1999) – 86
6. Kelly Walbert (1994) – 83
7. Elisabeth Redmond (2009) – 79
8. Imani Dorsey (2017) – 77
9. Casey McCluskey (2002) – 76
10. Sarah Pickens (2000) – 74

Goalie GAA (Career)
1. EJ Proctor (2014-Present) – 0.68
2. Allison Lipsher (2004-07) – 0.87
3. Tara Campbell (2009-12) – 0.91
4. Robbie Coveleskie (1988-91) – 0.92
5. Cassidy Powers (2005-08) – 1.03

Goalie GAA (Season)
1. EJ Proctor (2017) – 0.42
2. Allison Lipsher (2005) – 0.59
3. EJ Proctor (2016) – 0.63
4. EJ Proctor (2015) – 0.64
5. Ronnie Coveleskie (1991) – 0.79

Saves (Career)
1. Melissa Carr (1992-95) – 320
2. Tara Campbell (2009-12) – 302
3. Allison Lipsher (2004-07) – 265
4. Thora Helgadottir (2000-03) – 248
5. Isis Dallis (1997-2000) – 243
6. EJ Proctor (2014-Present) – 197

Shutouts (Career)
1. Melissa Carr (1992-95) – 34.0
2. Allison Lipsher (2004-07) – 33.0
3. EJ Proctor (2014-Present) – 32.0
4. Tara Campbell (2009-12) – 30.0
5. Thora Helgadottir (2000-03) – 16.0

Shutouts (Season)
1. Tara Campbell (2011) – 13.0
T2. EJ Proctor (2015) – 11.0
T2. EJ Proctor (2017) – 11.0
4. EJ Proctor (2016) – 10.0
5. Five Tied – 9.0

Game-Winning Goals
1. Kelly Walbert (1992-95) – 20
2. Casey McCluskey (2001-04) – 17
3. Elizabeth Redmond (2006-09) – 14
T4. KayAnne Gummersall (2006-09) – 11  
T4. Kaitlyn Kerr (2010-13) – 11
T6. Imani Dorsey (2014-Present) – 10
T6. Laura Weinberg (2010-13) – 10  
T6. Sherrill Kester (1996-99) – 10  
T6. Katherine Remy (1992-95) – 10
T10. Kayla McCoy (2015-Present) – 9
T10. Kim DeCesare (2010-13) – 9  
T10. Ande Melde (1994-97) – 9  
T10. Caitlin Connolly (1989-92) – 9

Most Multi-Goal Games
1. Casey McCluskey (2001-04) – 10
2. Laura Weinberg (2010-13) – 8
3. Kelly Walbert (1992-95) – 7
4. Kim DeCesare (2009-13) – 6
T5. Elisabeth Redmond (2006-09) – 5  
T5. Caitlin Connolly (1989-92) – 5
T7. Kayla McCoy (2015-Present) – 4
T7. Sherrill Kester (1996-99) – 4  
T7. Mollie Pathman (2010-13) – 4
T7. Kaitlyn Kerr (2010-13) – 4

Women's Soccer Announces 2018 Camp Dates...
The Duke women’s soccer program has announced dates for all of its 2018 camps. Registration for 2018 Duke Soccer School programs is now open. Those interested can get more information and sign up by going to www.GoDuke.com/wsoccer or www.DukeSoccerSchool.com.

Social Media…
For more information on Duke women’s soccer, follow the Blue Devils on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram by searching for “DukeWSoc”. You can also find all-access coverage of all Duke athletic programs on SnapChat by searching for “dukeathletics”.

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