#1 Florida State (12-0-1, 7-0-1 ACC) at Duke (6-5-3, 2-3-3 ACC)
Sunday, Oct. 22, 2023 – 1 PM (ET) – ACC Network Extra
Durham, N.C. (Koskinen Stadium)
ACC Network Extra Talent: Chris Edwards (PXP), Matt Stradley (Analyst)
NEED TO KNOW
• For the second time in three weeks, Koskinen Stadium will be the host of a No. 1 ranked team as Duke women’s soccer (6-5-3, 2-3-3 ACC) hosts top-ranked Florida State on Sunday, Oct. 22 at 1 p.m.
• On Sunday, it will mark senior day for six Blue Devils — Nicky Chico, Maggie Graham, Katie Groff, Olivia Migli and Grace Watkins. The seniors will be honored prior to the match. The group has helped Duke to 49 wins and led the Blue Devils to three straight NCAA Elite Eight appearances.
• Sunday’s match versus the Seminoles will be aired live on ACC Network Extra with Chris Edwards (PXP) and Matt Stradley (Analyst) calling the action.
• Over the last six matches, the Blue Devils have been without six different starters at one point due to injuries /illness– Emily Royson, Olivia Migli, Baleigh Bruster, Carina Lageyre, Nicky Chico and Grace Watkins. Royson has missed six straight games.
• Duke is looking for its first win this season against a ranked opponent (0-5-1). The Blue Devils have been outscored 13-4 in those matches. Kat Rader has scored four of her seven goals against ranked foes.
• 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 is looking for its 250th all-time win at home at Koskinen Stadium.
• The Blue Devils had only four corner kicks over the previous four matches, before totaling a season-high 13 at Virginia Tech. Duke entered the Hokies match with only 10 shots on goal in the previous four matches and the Blue Devils tallied six at Virginia Tech.
• Duke’s defense has been impressive in the first half the last six matches. The Blue Devils have allowed only one goal…