DURHAM, N.C. – Duke and Notre Dame square off for the second time in a 10-day span Wednesday in the 2019 ACC Women’s Lacrosse Championship quarterfinals. The teams play in the last quarterfinal of the day, slated for an 8 p.m. opening draw on RSN. Top seed Boston College will play host for the conference championship, with action being held at the Eagles’ Alumni Stadium in Chestnut Hill, Mass.
The Irish garnered the tournament’s No. 3 seed with a 5-2 ledger in regular season ACC play, while Duke received the No. 6 seed with a 2-5 mark.
The winner of Wednesday night’s contest will face the winner of a quarterfinal matchup between No. 2 seed North Carolina and No. 7 seed Virginia Tech.
No. 6 Duke vs. No. 3 Notre Dame – ACC Quarterfinals
Wednesday, 8 p.m. l Chestnut Hill, Mass. – Alumni Stadium
RSN l ACC Network Extra l Live Stats l Bracket
Goalkeepers Gabbe Cadoux and Chase Henriquez combined for a season-high 16 saves and sophomore attacker Charlotte North turned in a hat trick but the Blue Devils dropped a 15-7 decision to Notre Dame April 14 at Koskinen Stadium. In a matchup of the nation’s top two draw control percentage teams, the Irish came away with an overwhelming 16-7 advantage in the category. Notre Dame also finished 12-of-14 on clearing attempts while the Blue Devils went 11-for-20. With the loss, the Blue Devils dropped to 11-7 all-time against the Irish.
Senior attacker Olivia Jenner leads Duke with 10 goals, five assists and 18 draw controls in four career contests against Notre Dame. Junior attacker Catherine Cordrey owns five goals in three career appearances. Junior defender Callie Humphrey has registered four ground balls and five caused turnovers in three meetings with the Irish while sophomore midfielder Catriona Barry has filled the stat sheet with three ground balls, five draw controls and one caused turnover in two meetings. Senior goalkeeper Jamie Lockwood owns 18 saves in two career appearances against Notre Dame and junior goalkeeper has made 16 stops in two contests.
Notre Dame wrapped up ACC play with a 5-2 ledger to earn the tournament’s No. 3 seed. The Irish are 13-3 overall following a 15-11 loss to Northwestern Saturday.
Notre Dame features one of the top defenses in the country, coming in at fourth nationally this week in scoring defense (7.31). The squad also ranks among the national leaders in draw control percentage (.644), fewest turnovers per game (12.75) and saves percentage (.519). Goalkeeper Samantha Giacolone is the conference leader and ranks fourth in the country in goals against average (7.75). Giacolone is also seventh nationally in save percentage (.509) and made seven stops in the April 14 meeting with the Blue Devils. Andie Aldave paces the ACC with 8.00 draw controls per game and is second on the team in points (57) behind teammate Maddie Howe (63).
Duke in the ACC Championship
Under the direction of head coach Kerstin Kimel, the Blue Devils are 11-21 all-time in the ACC Championship, 5-4 in the quarterfinal round and 0-1 when playing as the No. 6 seed. Duke will face Notre Dame in conference tournament action for the first time. The Duke program is 0-1 historically in tournament contests played in Chestnut Hill, Mass. The Blue Devils own one ACC title, which came in 2005.
Senior attacker Olivia Jenner notched her 10th hat trick of the season in Saturday’s ACC regular season finale against North Carolina. She is second on the squad in the category behind sophomore Charlotte North, who has 13 hat tricks in 16 contests. Either Olivia Jenner or North has led the Blue Devils in scoring in all but one contest for the spring.
North Approaching Season Scoring Records
With 13 points over the last three contests, sophomore Charlotte North has surpassed her 2018 scoring total after breaking Duke’s freshman goals record a year ago (59). She enters the week with 68 goals to rank third on the program’s single season chart and is tied for third in the single season record book with 89 points this spring.
Senior attacker Olivia Jenner’s 114 draw controls in 16 contests rank her second on Duke’s single season list. She owns the Blue Devils’ single season record with 149 draw controls last season. Jenner has also moved into the top 20 on the program’s single season scoring chart with a career-best 68 points this spring. Freshman Maddie Jenner is fifth in single season draw controls with 82. That total ranks her second behind sister Olivia in Duke’s freshman record book. Freshman attacker Eva Greco’s 11 assists tie her for 12th on Duke’s freshman records chart.
Duke Single Season Record – Points
1. Katie Chrest (2005), 96
2. Kristen Waagbo (2007), 90
3. Caroline Cryer (2007), 89
Charlotte North (2019), 89
Duke Single Season Record – Goals
1. Caroline Cryer (2007), 71
2. Katie Chrest (2005), 70
3. Charlotte North (2019), 68
Junior Gabbe Cadoux and sophomore Chase Henriquez combined for a season-high 16 saves in the April 14 meeting with Notre Dame. Cadoux then hit double digits in the category again Saturday evening against North Carolina, finishing with 10 stops in 55 minutes of action. All five of Cadoux’s double-digit saves performances this spring have come against conference opponents.
With three saves in the March 30 tilt against Syracuse, Cadoux topped the 200-save mark for her career. She is one of seven goalkeepers in program history to reach the 200-save mark. A native of Ellicott City, Md., Cadoux is also eighth all-time at Duke in saves per game (5.82) and sixth in goalkeeper wins (17).
Cadoux Double Digit Save Performances – 2019
12 – at Louisville, March 10 – W, 11-10 OT
11 – vs. #4 Notre Dame, April 14 – L, 7-15
10 – vs. #3 North Carolina, April 20 – L, 5-19
10 – at #1 Boston College, April 6 – L, 12-20
10 – vs. #23 Virginia Tech, Feb. 23 – W, 11-10 OT
Duke at the Draw
The Blue Devils are 8-6 this season when winning the draw. Duke continues to rank among the national leaders in the category after claiming a 16-10 advantage at the draw in its last outing against the Tar Heels.
Notre Dame claimed the draw by a 16-7 margin in the regular season meeting between the squads, but both teams remain among the national leaders in draw control percentage.
Senior Olivia Jenner is third in the ACC and 10th nationally (7.13) in draw controls per game heading into the weekend while freshman Maddie Jenner is fourth in the conference and 40th in the country (5.13). Sophomore midfielder Catriona Barry ranks third on the squad behind the Jenner sisters with 33 draw controls. Olivia Jenner topped the 100-draw control mark for the season with eight at East Carolina April 9. She has surpassed 100 draw controls in each of her four seasons.
NCAA Statistics – Draw Control Percentage
1. Notre Dame, .667
2. Duke, .651
3. Boston College, .648
4. Yale, .617
5. Dartmouth, .609
NCAA Statistics – Draw Controls per Game
1. Boston College, 18.93
2. Massachusetts, 18.25
3. Duke, 18.13
4. Northwestern, 17.46
5. Dartmouth, 17.42
Humphrey Headed Toward CTO Milestone
With two caused turnovers in the ACC regular season finale against North Carolina, junior defender Callie Humphrey reached the 50 caused turnover mark for her career. She became one of just 24 players in program history to achieve the statistical milestone. A second team All-ACC selection on defense last spring, Humphrey has started 43 of 50 contests played for her career. She owns 87 career ground balls to rank 34th all-time at Duke in the category.
Facing the Nation’s Best in Conference Play
The Blue Devils continue a tough stretch in the schedule Wednesday in Chestnut Hill, facing the nation’s sixth-ranked team in Notre Dame. Duke is coming off of matchups against No. 8 Virginia, No. 4 Syracuse, No. 1 Boston College, No. 4 Notre Dame and No. 3 North Carolina in the previous five weeks. The Blue Devils also faced No. 23 Virginia Tech earlier this spring, coming away with an 11-10 victory in overtime.
Duke came in at No. 15 in the IWLCA Coaches Poll and No. 18 in the Inside Lacrosse Media Poll this week.
Sophomore attacker Charlotte North recorded one tally last weekend against the Tar Heels to give her at least one point in 21 straight contests dating back to last April. Senior attacker Olivia Jenner has also enjoyed a strong scoring stretch, recording two or more goals in all but one contest this season. She turned in a career-best six-goal performance against No. 4 Syracuse March 30. Sophomore midfielder Katie Cronin enters the ACC quarterfinal matchup with at least one marker in five straight games.