Exhibition No. 2 Set for Tuesday
After drawing with South Carolina 2-2, the Blue Devils put their training to the test with a road contest at UNC Wilmington Tuesday evening. Kickoff is set for 6 p.m., at UNCW Soccer Stadium. Live stats will be available and tickets are $7 for adults and $3 for youth.
Hermann Trophy Watch List Matchup
Tuesday night’s exhibition will feature a matchup of a pair of Hermann Trophy Watch List honorees. Duke’s senior forward Daniele Proch and UNCW senior striker Phillip Goodrum both received recognition after stellar 2018 campaign. Proch had 11 goals and 26 points for the Blue Devils a year ago and Goodrum notched 28 points from 12 goals and four assists.
Looking Back at South Carolina
Daniel Wright registered a first-half brace to give the Blue Devils a 2-0 halftime lead against South Carolina this past Saturday. Proch provided an assist on both goals and Aedan Stanley had an assist on the second. The Gamecocks scored twice in the second half with a brand new Duke lineup in the game. The Blue Devils allowed only three shots in the opening first half behind solid defensive play from Matthias Frick, Sergi Nus, Ian Murphy and Max Moser and goalkeeper Will Pulisic.
About the Seahawks
Wilmington is coming off of an outstanding 2018 season that saw them earn a spot in the NCAA Tournament before losing to Furman in a penalty kick shootout. Goodrum paced the offense with his 28 points and is the reigning Colonial Athletic Association Player of the Year. Overall, the Seahawks welcome back five starters.
In their first exhibition of 2019, UNCW defeated Winthrop by a 2-0 score, getting goals from freshman Jalen Anderson and junior Jacob Evans in the second half. The Seahawks outshot the Eagles 20-3 for the game.
ACC Preseason Notes
Duke received one first-place vote to win the overall league and was tabbed to take third in the ACC Coastal Division in a vote of the league’s 12 coaches. The Blue Devils were one point behind Virginia in the division and were one of four teams to receive at least one first-place vote. Proch was one of the 12 players voted to the ACC Preseason Watch List as well, his second preseason honor this season.
Duke returns home for one final warmup against Coastal Carolina Friday night at 7:30 p.m. The Blue Devils will start class, Monday, Aug. 26 and will gear up for the John Rennie Nike Invitational that weekend. Duke hosts Furman and Cal State Bakersfield in the Labor Day weekend tournament.
Duke vs. Furman | Aug. 30 | 7:30 p.m.
Duke vs. Cal State Bakersfield | Aug. 31 | 2:30 p.m.