Match 14 l Complete Release
Duke (5-5-3, 1-3-3 ACC) at Virginia Tech (6-6-3, 3-4-0 ACC)
Thursday, Oct. 19, 2023 – 7 PM (ET) – ACC Network Extra
Blacksburg, Va. (Thompson Field)
ACC Network Extra Talent: Bailey Angle (PXP), Josh Braun (Analyst)
NEED TO KNOW
• The Duke women’s soccer team (5-5-3, 1-3-3 ACC) looks to close the regular season on a high mark as the Blue Devils travel to Blacksburg, Va., to face Virginia Tech (6-6-3, 3-4-0) on Thursday, Oct. 19 at 7 p.m., at Thompson Field.
• Thursday’s match versus the Hokies will be aired live on ACC Network Extra with Bailey Angle (PXP) and Josh Braun (Analyst) calling the action.
• Duke is looking to snap a tied for school-record six-match winless streak as the Blue Devils have not won a contest in over a month (Sept. 17 at Boston College).
• Over the last five matches, the Blue Devils have been without five different starters at one point due to injuries — Emily Royson, Olivia Migli, Baleigh Bruster, Carina Lageyre and Grace Watkins. Royson and Migli have missed four straight games.
• Over the last two seasons, Duke has lost six student-athletes that have gone on to play in the NWSL.
• Duke welcomed 11 newcomers to the 2023 roster as head coach Robbie Church is in his 23rd season in Durham.
STORYLINES/OTHER BLUE DEVIL NOTES
• Duke senior Olivia Migli will head back to her home state of Virginia for Thursday’s match in Blacksburg. Migli, who is from Haymarket, Va., which is approximately three and a half hours away from Blacksburg.
• Duke’s defense has been impressive in the first half the last five matches. The Blue Devils have allowed only one goal (a penalty kick) and held opponents to 27 shots. Leah Freeman has totaled nine saves in the first half in those matches.
• Cameron Roller registered her first collegiate assist in the 1-1 draw with top-ranked North Carolina.
• Kat Rader leads Duke with seven goals on the season and she owns 19 over her short career. Since scoring goals in each of the first three matches, Rader has been limited to four…