The Opening Hit
- Duke makes its small screen debut Friday when its hosts Boston College on ACC Network. First hit is set for 6 pm Sunday’s game against James Madison is on ACCNX and streamed through the ESPN app.
- The Blue Devils head into the weekend after splitting last weekend’s contests to move to 4-4 on the year.
- Boston College is coming off a weekend sweep, besting Virginia in the ACC opener and battling to a 3-2 victory over Monmouth. The Eagles are 4-4 overall and 1-0 in league action.
- James Madison enters the weekend after a pair of top-20 wins over William & Mary and Liberty. The Dukes are 5-3 overall and battle Saint Francis Friday before coming to Durham.
- The Blue Devils have a balanced offense with 10 different players scoring at least one goal this season. Duke is searching for its first ACC win since April 10, 2021.
- This weekend’s contests mark the fifth and sixth ranked opponents Duke has faced in 2022.
By the Numbers
59 – Penalty corners won by the Blue Devils in 2022
31 – Penalty corners earned by Duke in its first eight games in 2021
54 – Career points for senior Hannah Millerranking 38th in Blue Devil history
194 – Career saves for goaltender Piper Hampsch in the cage, ranking 11th on the Duke career charts
10 – Goals scored by Duke at Colgate, the most goals by the Blue Devils since scoring 11 in 2012
303 – Career wins by head coach Pam Bustinbecoming the 19th Division I head coach to reach the 300-win benchmark.
7 – Of Duke’s nine remaining opponents that are ranked in the top 20
Scouting Boston College
- Boston College has had an up-and-down season so far in 2022, posting a 4-4 overall record. The Eagles are ranked 21st nationally and are coming off a 2-1 home win over No. 9 Virginia last Friday. Boston College followed that with 3-2 victory over Monmouth. It marked the first weekend sweep for the Eagles.
- The Eagles are averaging two goals per game with Peyton Hale and Victoria Arra leading the way with four goals apiece. Nine different players have at least one goal this season with Hale and Arra being the lone multiple goal scorers. Defensively, Boston College has one shutout and is giving up 2.38 goals per game. In goal, Carine Van Wiechen has started six games in the cage and sports a 2.58 goals against average and a .651 save percentage. Emily Gillespie has earned two starts and is averaging 2.5 saves per game and has a 1.64 goals against average.
Scouting James Madison
- James Madison comes to Durham following a stellar weekend of top-20 victories over No. 16 William & Mary and No. 12 Liberty. The Dukes are 5-3 overall with setbacks coming to No. 12 Virginia in overtime, No. 5 Louisville and Old Dominion. James Madison has won three straight, outscoring opponents 7-2.
- Diede Remijnse is the leader on offense with five goals, while Cassidy Strittmatter has four goals and an assist for eight points. Kara McClure and Alice Roeper are the engines to the offense, dishing six and five assists, respectively. The Dukes are averaging 2.38 goals per game and allowing 1.88, with six of the 15 goals allowed coming in a 6-1 setback to ODU. In the cage, Brandelynn Heinbaugh has started five games and owns a 1.59 goals against average and a .677 save percentage. Chiara van Eek has three starts and a 3.33 goals against average and a .500 save percentage.
- Duke and Boston College meet for the 25th time with the Blue Devils holding a 14-10 edge. The Eagles have won the past three outings, outscoring the Blue Devils 6-2. Duke last defeated Boston College, 2-1, in 2018 at Williams Field. This is the first time the teams have played each other in Durham. Boston College has not won in Durham since 2012 with Duke winning the past three against the Eagles on Williams Field.
- The Blue Devils take on the Dukes for the 35th time and for the eighth straight season. Duke holds a 22-11-1 lead in the series and has won 10 straight, including last year’s 3-1 victory in Harrisonburg. James Madison’s last win against Duke was a 5-4 triumph in the 2007 NCAA Tournament.
Last Time We Met Boston College
- Logan Clouser gave the Blue Devils the early 1-0 lead in the third minute, but Boston College scored the game’s next three goals to capture a 3-1 victory. Nell Webber had a goal and an assist for the Eagles. Piper Hampsch had six saves for the Blue Devils in the goal.
About The Blue Devils
- Duke returns home to host a pair of top-25 opponents. The Blue Devils are 4-4 and in search of their first ACC win since April 10, 2021 against Louisville. Ranked 20th in the latest NFHCA poll, Duke erupted for 10 goals last Sunday at Colgate, with seven different players registering a goal. Logan Clouser registered a hat trick, while Hannah Miller had a career-best four assists. Miller leads the way with 10 points (2g, 4a) and Clouser has four goals.
- The Blue Devils have been dangerous in the circle, earning 59 penalty corners. Duke is second in the league and 15th nationally with 7.38 penalty corners per game and continues to work toward capitalizing on those scoring opportunities.
- Defensively, the Blue Devils have an entirely new backline and are garnering quality experience every day as a unit. It is bolstered by the experience of graduate student Raphaelle van de Walle from the Netherlands. Senior Mary Harkinssophomores Shelby Bumgarner and Megan Maransky and rookie Paige Bitting all are crucial pieces to the puzzle. In goal, Piper Hampsch is averaging 4.12 saves per game and has a .635 save percentage.
- The Blue Devils hit the road again next week, traveling to take on Wake Forest (9/30) and Old Dominion (10/2). Duke’s next home game is Oct. 7 against Virginia.
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