Duke takes a three-game win streak into Monday night versus Marist
The Blue Devils have defeated a pair of top-10 opponents in their previous two games and are 5-4 overall on the year
Marist is coming off of an 11-8 win to Detroit Saturday and is 5-0 overall
The Series History
Duke and Marist are meeting for just the second time overall and for the second straight season
The Blue Devils outscored the Red Foxes 4-1 in the fourth quarter to record a comeback 11-10 win April 7, 2012
Duke by the Numbers
100 - Wins by head coach John Danowski in his six-plus seasons at Duke
.789 - Kyle Turri's save percentage against Towson, making 15 saves on 19 shots
6.67 - Goals against average for Duke in the past three victories
89 - Ground balls for junior Brendan Fowler for a 9.89 per game average
10 - Span in which Duke will have played four games since starting the stretch March 8 against Loyola
123 - Wins by Duke since 2005, the most of any Division I men's lacrosse program
9 - Different goal scorers on 12 goals against Towson
5 - Points by rookie Case Matheis, a career-high, against Towson Saturday
.208 - Opponent shot percentage in past two games, an improvement from .385 in four losses
29 - Consecutive games in which junior Jordan Wolf has scored, registering 53 goals and 46 assists for 99 points during the streak
.667 - Duke's man-down defense percentage, allowing 13 man-up scores on 39 opportunities
A Win over Marist Would
Make Duke 197-122 all-time in the month of March
Give head coach John Danowski his 320th career victory and 101st at Duke
Be the program's 489th victory
Be Duke's 124th win since 2005
Scouting Marist Marist, also playing its second game in three days, is a perfect 5-0 after dispatching conference foe Detroit 11-8 ... The Red Foxes have won each of their games by four or fewer goals, including a 10-9 win over recent Duke opponent Towson March 8 ... Jack Doherty leads the attack with 14 goals and 19 points overall, while Connor Rice has a team-best 10 assists ... The Red Foxes are averaging 11.40 goals per game and only allowing 8.49, similar to Duke's 11.22 and 9.89 ... Matt Dugan handles the faceoff game, winning 56-of-92 restarts (.609) with 29 ground balls ... Mike O'Hagan is tops on the team with six caused turnovers ... Dave Scarcello has an 8.49 goals against average and a .527 save percentage in goal.
Last Time We Met
Duke outscored the Red Foxes 4-1 in the fourth quarter to overcome a 9-7 deficit heading into the final period ... After Duke rallied to tie the game 9-9, Marist netted a goal at 5:31 to go ahead 10-9 ... The Blue Devils responded eight seconds later off of a Christian Walsh goal with an assist to CJ Costabile off the faceoff win ... 45 seconds later it was David Lawson putting the Blue Devils ahead for the first time since the first quarter ... Duke held off Marist in the final 4:38, including killing a penalty in the final 90 seconds to secure the 11-10 victory ... 10 different Blue Devils scored in the game with Christian Walsh netting two goals ... Dan Wigrizer made 10 saves, including three in the fourth quarter.
Duke Picking Up Steam
Duke, after starting the year 2-4, has won three straight, including a pair over top 10 opponents ... The Blue Devils have outscored their opponents 32-20 in the three games and are shooting .305 percent in that stretch ... Rookie Case Matheis is starting to hit his stride at attack with six goals and three assists, while junior Jordan Wolf maintains his pace with 11 points from six goals and five assists ... Kyle Turri is averaging 10.7 saves per game and allowing just 6.67 goals per game in the three-game stretch.
Comparing Duke in Wins and Losses
Duke is averaging 13.6 goals per game in its five wins and just 8.25 in its four losses ... Blue Devils opponents score and averae of 14.25 games they win, while Duke is holding foes to just 6.40 goals per game in Blue Devil victories.
Against Unranked Opponents
Since 2005, Duke is 44-3 against unranked opponents ... The Blue Devils' losses to unranked foes all came against Ivy League schools ... The first was a 9-6 setback against Harvard, Feb. 22, 2009 and the most recent were a 7-3 loss to Pennsylvania, Feb. 26, 2011 and a 14-9 setback to the Quakers this season.
Danowski Earns 100th Duke Win Danowski picked up his 100th win at Duke with a 12-4 triumph over Towson ... Since 2007, the longtime coach has amassed a 100-28 record, making him just the fourth coach in Division I men's lacrosse to win 100-plus games at two programs ... He captured 192 wins at Hoftsra prior to coming to Durham ... Virginia's Dom Starsia is the only other active coach to have won at least 100 games at two different schools.
Wolf Climbing Career Points List
Wolf's 34 points this season have pushed him to 20th on the Duke career scoring chart with 150 points ... He is 48 points out of the top 10 ... In 49 career games, he has amassed 150 career points from 84 goals and 66 assists ... He tallied 51 points in his rookie season and had 65 points his sophomore campaign.
Turri Between the Pipes
Since moving into the starting lineup in goal, sophomore Kyle Turri has been outstanding ... Taking over for an injured Dan Wigrizer, Turri is 3-0 and averaging 11 saves per game and owns a 6.67 goals against average and a .623 save percentage ... He made a career-high 15 saves in the 12-4 win over Towson.
Offit Providing Offense
Senior captain Josh Offit has been outstanding this season for the Blue Devils with 12 goals and two assists for 14 points ... His 12 tallies are one more than his total of 11 in 20 games last season, while the 14 points are three shy of matching his 2012 total ... In Duke's wins over Loyola and North Carolina, the Bethesda, Md., native has a pair of crucial fourth-quarter goals to help Duke earn the upsets ... Overall this season, seven of his 12 goals have come in the second half and four of those have been in the final 10 minutes of the game.
Walsh Nearing Century Mark
Junior Christian Walsh is three points shy of becoming the 40th Blue Devil in program history to reach the 100 career points mark ... With 63 goals and 34 assists, Walsh will join Jordan Wolf as current players on the Duke list.
Fowler Leads Faceoff Game Junior Brendan Fowler has been outstanding at the X in his first season as the full-time draw man ... Fowler has won at least 10 draws in seven of nine games this season and recently won 74 percent of the restarts against No. 6 North Carolina ... He owns a 60.8 percent success rate at the draw.
Duke will take a short break before hosting Georgetown March 23 at 1 p.m.
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