Duke Caps Non-Conference Slate on Wednesday in Longwood

Story Links The First Touch Duke wraps up non-conference action on October 26 in Longwood. This is a late addition to the Blue Devils schedule after their match at Old Dominion was cancelled. The Blue Devils are 6-9 this season, coming off an impressive 3-1 win over Bellarmine. Duke is 6-4 in non-conference games and 3-3 in real road races in 2022. Longwood is 4-12 in the season, splitting last weekend’s games. The Lancers are at home 1-5, playing their third game in six days. The Blue Devils have a balanced attack with 12 different players who have scored at least one goal this season. Four different players have double-digit points, with Hannah Miller alternating the Blue Devils with 19. Duke is looking to book consecutive wins to start the season for the first time since the August 26 and 27 victories. Numbers you need to know 97 – Penalty corners won by the Blue Devils in 2022 73 – Penalty corners earned by Duke after 15 games in 2021 63 – Career points for senior Hannah Miller, shared 26th in Blue Devil history 9 – Assists for Miller in 2022, a career best, one of 24 players with at least nine helpers and tied for most in the ACC 2 – Different Blue Devils – Logan Clouser and Issy Carey – to have made hat-tricks this season, one of three ACC schools multiple hat-tricks in 2022 have 3 – Goals allowed in the last three games, compared to the 10 goals conceded by Duke in the three games prior to that 14 – Goals scored by Duke this season in the first five minutes of a quarter this season. 203 – Career saves for goalkeeper Piper Hampsch in the cage, 10th on Duke career cards and 34 away from eighth spot 12 – Several Blue Devils who have scored goals this season 305 – Career win by head coach Pam Bustin, 19th Division I head coach to reach the 300-win benchmark. Scouting Longwood Longwood enters the midweek game after a 1-1 weekend with a shootout loss to Kent State and a hard-fought 3-2 win over Georgetown at home. This will be the third game in six days for the Lancers. Maroussia Walckiers leads the attack with six goals and three assists for 15 points. Sophia Loscher has three goals and nine points overall, while Floor Schouten has four goals. The Lancers average 1.50 goals per game and allow 2.50. Longwood earns almost six penalty corners per game and gives up 6.38 per game. In goal, Lara Van Nunen has played every minute in the cage for the Lancers and has a 2.31 goals against average and a .664 save percentage. She averages 4.81 saves per game and is therefore in 32nd place nationally. In Common, Duke and Longwood share three common opponents: Richmond, Bellarmine, and Appalachian State. Duke went 3-0 in those games, while the Lancers were 0-3. Series History Duke and Longwood meet for the 24th time overall with the Blue Devils leading 20-3. The Blue Devils and Lancers last played in 2015, a 7-0 victory for Duke at Durham. The last time Longwood defeated the Blue Devils was in 1979, a 2-1 victory at Durham. Last Time We With Five different Blue Devils scored for Duke and Alyssa Chillano made a hat trick. Duke scored four times in the first half, beating Longwood 28-3 for the game. Lauren Blazing played 57:44 to book the shutout. About The Blue Devils Duke heads out for a midweek game in Longwood. The first hit is at 3 p.m. It will be the last regular season game for the Blue Devils. The Blue Devils were dangerous in the circle and earned 97 penalty corners. With a national 30th place in penalty corners per game (6.47) Duke continues to work to capitalize on the action in the circle. Hannah Miller accelerates the Duke attack with five goals and nine assists for 19 points. Issy Carey is the top scorer with seven goals, while Logan Clouser has five. Charlie van Oirschot is the engine of the Duke midfield with four goals and two assists. Duke struggled a little offensively in ACC play, scoring just four goals despite averaging nearly nine shots and five penalty corners per game. Defensively, the all-new Blue Devils backline continues to unite. Senior Mary Harkins has been ramped up as captain while Megan Maransky has an excellent sophomore campaign. Rookie Paige Bitting has started the last 12 games as a crucial piece for the backline. In goal, Piper Hampsch averages 3.00 saves per game and has a save percentage of .627, while Grace Brightbill has started the last five games. Brightbill has played in eight games and has scored 2.05 goals against average and a save rate of 0.724. Miller climbs the charts Duke senior captain Hannah Miller continues to climb the Duke career scoring chart. With seven points two weekends ago, the veteran forward pushed her points tally to 63 to finish in 26th place. Her 23 career goals rank 25th in Duke history. Miller, who occasionally plays in midfield this season, has provided the best nine assists of his career. She is second in the ACC in total assists and second in assists per game (0.60). She is one of 29 players nationally with at least nine helpers. Senior All-Star Hannah Miller was recently named to the NFHCA Senior Team. Miller is one of 38 Division I seniors selected for the squad. All 10 Division I conferences and five NCAA regions that sponsor hockey are represented on the 2022 honors list. The selected student athletes were nominated by their NFHCA member coach and were chosen based on their career achievements. Splitting goals The Blue Devils have split goalkeeping duties between Grace Brightbill and Piper Hampsch for the past four games. Brightbill has earned the start in the past five. She averages 3.6 saves per game in her five starting assignments and scores 2.67 goals against the average. Since splitting time with Brightbill, Hampsch has averaged one save per game and has conceded an average of 0.45. She has conceded one goal in the last four games and has an average of 2.75 shots per game. Next Games The Blue Devils will conclude the regular season on October 29 against top-ranked North Carolina. Duke celebrates his seven seniors at their last home game of the regular season. #GoDuke

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