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Record: 5-3 (3-1) Record: 12-4-0 (4-3-0 ACC)
l Duke posted an 84-48 win over Findlay on
Tuesday to wrap up the exhibition season. l Duke’s 28-17 win over Virginia marks the
l The Blue Devils went 2-0 last week beating
l Junior Kyle Singler averaged 20.5 points first time the Blue Devils have won three straight
Presbyterian and Virginia Tech.
and 8.0 rebounds per game in two exhibition conference games since 1994. The win was
l Duke exploded for six goals to defeat visiting
contests. He topped the 20-point mark in both the third on the road this season, also the most
Presbyterian, 6-0, in its final non-conference
games. since 1994. The two ACC road wins are the
match of the season.
l Sophomore Miles Plumlee averaged 10.0 most since 1999.
l The Blue Devils had five different goal
points and 12.0 rebounds per game in the two l For the second straight week both Donovan
scorers and eight players overall register at
exhibition contests. Varner and Conner Vernon recorded over 100
least one point.
l Duke dominated the interior against Pfeiffer receiving yards. Varner finished with seven
l Freshman Andrew Wenger led the way with
and Findlay, posting a 98-54 edge on points in catches for 113 yards, his third straight game
two tallies, while junior Cole Grossman had a
the paint in the two outings. The Blue Devils with over 100 receiving yards. He is averaging
goal and an assist for three points.
also controlled the glass, outrebounding their 129 yards per game the last three contests.
l Sophomore Daniel Tweed-Kent tallied two
exhibition foes, 124-62. Vernon tallied seven grabs for 103 yards
goals for the Blue Devils rolling to a 4-1 victory
l Singler was named preseason AP All- and one touchdown. He has three 100-yard
on Senior Night over visiting Virginia Tech.
America on Monday. receiving games in his first season.
l Junior guard Nolan Smith will miss the l Senior quarterback Thaddeus Lewis
Women’s Cross Country
first two games of the season while serving an became the first player in Duke history and just
NCAA suspension for violating rules pertaining the third ACC player to throw for over 2,000
l At the 2009 ACC Championships on
to summer league participation. yards in four consecutive seasons.
Saturday at WakeMed Soccer Park, Duke raced
l Duke opens the 2009-10 season on Friday, l Senior defensive tackle Vince Oghobaase
to a second-place finish.
November 13 at Cameron Indoor Stadium posted his 13th career sack to move into a tie
l Sophomore Carly Seymour was the Blue
against UNC Greensboro. for fifth all-time at Duke.
Devils’ top finisher, running 20:14.8 for the 6K
course to take fifth place out of 109 and earn
Record: 21-4 (11-2 ACC)
l Freshman Juliet Bottorff finished 10th in
20:34.60 to nab ACC Freshman of the Year Field Hockey
l The Blue Devils picked up their 20th and
and all-conference accolades, while senior Record: 9-9 (0-5 ACC)
21st wins of the season over the weekend
Kate Van Buskirk also earned an All-ACC nod,
shutting out both Maryland and Boston College.
finishing 12th in 20:35.70. l Senior defender Lauren Miller scored in the
Duke also improved to 11-2 in the ACC with the
20th minute of play, but Virginia notched two
Men’s Cross Country
goals in the second half to beat Duke, 2-1.
l Becci Burling and Rachael Moss combined
l Junior goalie Samantha Nelson was
for 28 kills and both hit over .300 to lead Duke
extremely active in the cage, saving eight
l At the 2009 ACC Championships on
to a 3-0 (25-17, 25-14, 25-18) win over Boston
Saturday at WakeMed Soccer Park, Duke took
Cavalier shots, including six in the first period.
l Stefanie Fee tallied her team-best seventh
l Kellie Catanach dished out 41 assists in
assist of the season.
l Junior Bo Waggoner led the way for the
three sets to lead Duke to a 3-0 (25-21, 25-18,
Blue Devils with a sixth-place effort out of 109
l Junior Susan Ferger had eight goals and
25-18) win over Maryland.
finishers to claim his third consecutive All-ACC
four assists to collect 20 points on the year.
l Behind five blocks from freshman Christiana
honors. Waggoner completed the 8K course in
l Miller and freshman midfielder Mary Nielsen
Gray, Duke held Maryland to a .164 hitting
both ended with double-digit point totals,
percentage and gave up just one service ace.
combining for eight goals and 10 assists.
l Junior Cory Nanni also earned All-ACC
l Duke libero Claire Smalzer picked up 11
honors, claiming the 14th spot in 23:47.27.
l Duke will return to Charlottesville next week
digs, while senior Brittany Staffeil also helped
to face Virginia again in the ACC Tournament
l Senior James Osborne (16th, 24:08.49),
out with 11 digs in her second start of the
junior Joshua Lund (18th, 24:11.58) and
on Thursday at 3:30 p.m. In order for the Blue
sophomore Stephen Clark (20th, 24:16.01)
Devils to make the NCAA Tournament, they
l Boston College mustered a meager .059
rounded out Duke’s top five.
must beat Virginia.
hitting percentage against Duke, logging just
24 kills on 102 tries.
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