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Blue Devils Host NCAA Second Round Contests Friday

Blue Devils Host NCAA Second Round Contests Friday

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Duke Women’s Soccer Hosts NCAA Second Round Contests Friday

Match 21

NCAA Tournament Second Round

#16 Texas (15-2-4) at #8 Duke (13-4-3)

Friday, Nov. 18, 2022  – 6:30 PM (ET)  – ESPN+

Durham, N.C. (Koskinen Stadium)

ESPN+ Talent:  Dean Linke (PXP)

NCAA Tournament Second Round

Harvard (12-1-3) vs. #13 South Carolina (14-3-5)

Friday, Nov. 18, 2022 – 4 PM (ET) – ESPN+

Durham, N.C. (Koskinen Stadium)

ESPN+ Talent:  Dean Linke (PXP)


•    Duke will host the NCAA Second and Round of 16 of the NCAA Tournament Nov. 18 and Nov. 20 as the Blue Devils welcome No. 13 South Carolina, No. 16 Texas and Harvard to Durham, N.C. Third-seeded South Carolina will open action against sixth-seeded Harvard on Nov. 18 at 4 p.m., while second-seeded Duke will host seventh-seeded Texas on Nov. 18 at 6:30 p.m.  Both matches will be aired live on ESPN+ from Koskinen Stadium.  

•    Dean Linke will be calling the action for ESPN+.

•    The two advancing teams on Friday will move on to the Round of 16 on Sunday, Nov. 20 at 6 p.m., in Durham.

•    Duke is making its 28th appearance in the NCAA Tournament and enter as a top-16 national seed for the seventh time out of the last eight seasons.  

•    It marks the first time in school history Duke has earned a No. 2 seed, after receiving a No. 1 seed three times and No. 3 seed on five occasions.

•    Duke is 6-0 all-time in home NCAA Second Round matches.

•    In NCAA Tournament matches being played in Durham, N.C., the Blue Devils boast a 26-3-1 record. On the 2022 season, Duke has collected a 7-3 ledger at home.

•    In 37 matches played at Duke, Michelle Cooper has tallied at least a goal or assist in 27 of those contests.


•    Two of the top scorers in the nation will hit the pitch Friday in the second round with Duke’s Michelle Cooper (15 goals) and Texas’ Trinity Byars (17 goals).

•    Michelle Cooper and Kat Rader have combined for 27 goals on the season.

•    With South Carolina arriving in Durham for the second round, Duke junior Nicky Chico will be reunited with her sister, Emily, who is a…

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