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Game 8
Duke (3-3-1) at UNC Wilmington (2-5-1)
September 24, 2012 l 7 p.m.
Wilmington, N.C. l UNCW Soccer Stadium
 

Live Stats l Twitter

Setting the Scene

  • Duke makes its first midweek road trip Tuesday to take on UNC Wilmington in a non-conference match at 7 p.m.
  • The Blue Devils are coming off of a 0-0 draw at No. 16 Wake Forest and are 3-3-1 overall for the year
  • UNC Wilmington is 2-5-1 overall for the season and 0-2-1 at home ... The Seahawks are coming off of a 2-0 loss at No. 20 George Mason.  

The Series History

  • Duke leads the series with the Seahawks 15-5-1 and is 9-1-0 in the past 10 meetings.
  • The Blue Devils earned a 4-1 win over UNCW last season and is 3-0-0 under head coach John Kerr
  • UNCW's last win was a 10 victory in 2006

Tale of the Tape
 

Category

Duke

UNCW

Overall Record

3-3-1

2-5-1

Goals-Shot attempts

8-65

10-82

Goals scored per game

1.14

1.25

Shots on goal-Attempts

32-65

35-82

SOG Pct.

0.492

0.427

Shots/Game

9.3

10.2

GAA

0.69

1.7

Corner Kicks

29

37

Penalty Kicks

1-1

0-0

Yellow cards

15

11

Red cards

0

1

Duke by the Numbers
15-5-1 - Duke's all-time record against UNC Wilmington

322:45 -  Minutes since Duke has allowed a goal

11 -  Times Duke has scored at least four goals in victories over UNC Wilmington

21 - Duke's latest ranking in TopDrawerSoccer.com Tournament rankings, one spot behind Virginia

1.25 - Duke's goals against average in the first four games of the season

0.69 - Duke's goals against average after three straight shutouts, tied for second in the ACC

4-3 - Score of Duke's last win over Wake Forest in Winston-Salem in 2006

.853 - Save percentage of James Belshaw, the second best percentage in the ACC.

2 - Overtime games played between UNC Wilmington and Duke in the programs' histories

15 - Shutouts James Belshaw owns in his four seasons in goal ... Belshaw has been a part of 19 shutouts with the Blue Devils

Last Time Out
Duke senior goalkeeper James Belshaw made eight saves to help Duke post a 0-0 double overtime tie at No. 16 Wake Forest ... Belshaw's eight saves marked the third time in his career he had registered at least eight saves in a game  and was a season-high.

Scouting UNC Wilmington
UNC Wilmington enters the midweek non-conference contest after a 2-0 loss to No. 20 George Mason over the weekend ... UNCW is 2-5-1 overall with wins over Appalachian State and College of Charleston ... The Seahawks have three players - Jamie Dell, Colin Bonner, and Mateo Cardona - with two goals apiece to pace the scoring ... UNCW has 10 goals in eight games and has allowed 14 ... The Seahawks are 0-2-1 overall at home this season.

On the Road
The Blue Devils will be looking for their first road win of the 2012 campaign Tuesday night ... Duke dropped road contests to current No. 4 Notre Dame and ACC rival Virginia and tied Wake Forest ... Duke is 6-2-0 all-time against the Seahawks in Wilmington.

Last Time They Met
Duke scored three second-half goals to break open a 1-1 tie en route to the 4-1 victory over UNC Wilmington in 2011 ... Andrew Wenger scored twice, while Nick Palodichuk had the game winner ... Belshaw made six saves in the home win.

Shutout Streak Extended
Duke posted its third consecutive shutout Friday night at Wake Forest, extending the streak to 322:45 ... The Blue Devils have registered at least three straight shutouts in a row twice since 2004, blanking four straight opponents in 2006 and 2008 ... The shutout streak in 2008 spanned 386:21.

In Non-Conference Games
Duke is 2-2-0 in non-conference games in 2012 and holds an overall record of 31-16-4 against non-league foes since 2008 ... The Blue Devils' best non-conference schedule was a 10-3-0 mark in 2009.

Tuesday Night Soccer
Duke is 1-0-0 this season in Tuesday night non-conference contests and is an impressive 17-2-2 all-time under head coach John Kerr in Tuesday evening games ... The Blue Devils' last loss on a Tuesday night match was 4-1 setback at Davidson, Oct. 6, 2009.

Blue Devil Army
The Duke men's soccer program started a new tradition this season with the addition of the Blue Devil Army ... A men's soccer fan club, members can sign up at www.BlueDevilArmy.com ... Membership is free and those who sign up will get a Blue Devil Army scarf, t-shirt and access to pregame tailgates prior to all home ACC contests ... Attendance at the game is required to receive a scarf and t-shirt.

Follow Duke on Twitter
The Duke men's soccer team is on Twitter ... Fans can follow @Duke_MSOC for in-game updates, pictures from Duke's travels and more.

Next Up
Duke returns home to battle ACC rival North Carolina Friday, Sept. 28, at 7 p.m. ... The game will be broadcast by the ACC Digital Network and can be watched on YouTube. 

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