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Duke and Syracuse Kick Off as ACC Foes Friday
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Release: 09/19/2013
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Game 7
Duke (3-1-2, 0-1-1 ACC) vs. Syracuse (4-2-0, 0-2-0 ACC)
September 20, 2013 | 7 p.m.
Durham, N.C. | Koskinen Stadium

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Setting the Scene
• Duke returns home after a thrilling 3-2 overtime win at Davidson Tuesday night
• The Blue Devils are 3-1-2 and 0-1-1 in ACC play, while Syracuse is 4-3-0 overall and 0-2-0 against conference foes
• This will be the first ACC meeting between the two schools with Syracuse in its inaugural ACC campaign

The Series History
Duke and Syracuse are meeting for just the second time overall and for the first time as ACC foes ... The Blue Devils defeated the Orange 1-0 in 1991, but they never faced each other since.

Tale of the Tape




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Duke by the Numbers
4 – Points for Brody Huitema - a career high - against Davidson Tuesday night
49 – Seconds left when Huitema scored the golden goal to give the Blue Devils the 3-2 win
2 – Assists by rookie Seo-In Kim - both to Huitema - provided against Davidson
15 –  Of Duke’s 26 points this season scored by freshmen and sophomores
12 – Minutes Duke center midfielder Sean Davis has spent on the bench this season
4 – Goals on set pieces this season for Duke
19 –  Shots per game for the Blue Devils this season, 9.3 more per game than at the same time last season
6 – Second-half goals by Duke this season, compared to just two in the first half
1 – Goal scored by Syracuse in its past two games after scoring 11 in its first four games
9 – Blue Devils who have started all six games this season
17 – ACC victories for head coach John Kerr since 2008

About the Blue Devils
Duke looks to continue its winning ways Friday night against new ACC foe Syracuse ... The Blue Devils welcome Orange into the conference with a matchup at 7 p.m., at Koskinen Stadium ... Four different Blue Devils own a goal apiece, while sophomore Zach Mathers has two goals and two assists for six points to lead all scorers ... 15 of Duke’s 26 points this season have come from freshmen or sophomores ... Rob Dolot, Nat Eggleston and Sebastien Ibeagha have played every minute this season in the back, helping goalkeeper Alex Long to a 1.07 goals against average ... Long also sports a .788 save percentage on 26 saves ... Duke is unbeaten at home with 2-0-2 mark, the most recent game being a 1-1 draw with Virginia Tech.

About The Orange
Syracuse comes to Durham after posting a big win over No. 12 Connecticut Tuesday night ... The Orange also is in search of its first ACC victory after losses to Notre Dame and Virginia Tech ... Alex Halis is the top scorer with four goals and an assist, while three other Orange have two goals apiece ... Syracuse, after scoring 11 goals in its first four games, have managed just one tally in the past two ... In goal, Alex Bono owns three shutouts with a 0.99 goals against average and a .793 save percentage ... Friday night’s game marks just the second time Syracuse has left the state of New York ... The Orange lost 2-1 in overtime at Virginia Tech two weeks ago. 

Last Time Out
Freshman Brody Huitema registered his first collegiate goal and finished with a pair of tallies as he helped lead Duke to a comeback 3-2 overtime win at Davidson ... Huitema netted the game winner with 49 seconds remaining in the first overtime ... The extra time victory was the first for the Blue Devils since Oct. 19, 2010 - a 2-1 win over High Point.

Duke In The Acc Under Kerr
The Blue Devils are 17-17-6 in ACC regular season games since 2008 ... Duke captured four wins in both 2009 and 2011 and have three in the other three seasons ... The Blue Devils have fared the best against Virginia Tech (5-0-1) and Clemson (3-1-1) since 2008.

Huitema Scores In Style
Duke freshman forward Brody Huitema’s first collegiate goal was a big one as he helped the Blue Devils climb back from a 2-0 deficit at Davidson ... Huitema scored Duke’s first goal of the game and then added the golden goal with 49 seconds remaining to lift the Blue Devils to the 3-2 overtime victory.

Multiple Point Scorers
Duke freshmen Brody Huitema and Seo-In Kim contributed a pair of goals and a pair of assists, respectively, in the win over Davidson ... Huitema’s two goals marked the first time this season and the first time since Will Donovan did so against the Wildcats Oct. 23, 2012 ... Kim’s two assists marked the first multiple assist outings since Riley Wolfe’s two assists against SIU Edwardsville last November.

Young Blue Devils Contributing
Fifteen of Duke’s 26 points this season have come from freshmen and sophomores ... Sophomore Zach Mathers has a team-best six points, while Brody Huitema has five points on two goals and an assist ... Rookie Seo-In Kim has three assists and Jimmy Doll rounds out the first year scoring with one helper.

Next Up
The Blue Devils host Wright State Tuesday night before traveling to take on No. 2 Notre Dame Friday.