Who: Presbyterian (2-11, 1-4 BSC) at No. 20 Duke (7-7, 1-5 ACC)
When: Monday, April 17 – 6 p.m. ET
Where: Koskinen Stadium – Durham, N.C.
Watch: ACC Network Extra
Live Stats: goduke.com
Social Media: @PCWomensLax (Twitter/Instagram) / @pcwomenslax
PC faces a ranked opponent for the first time this season
• The Presbyterian College women’s lacrosse team heads north to Durham, N.C. for a 6 p.m. ET non-conference game against the No. 20 Duke Blue Devils.
Last Time Out
• Radford outscored PC 9-3 in each half last Saturday at Martin Stadium, spoiling Senior Day.
• Kayla Koch set a season high with 15 saves against 33 shots for a 45.5 save percentage. The freshman added a game-high eight ground balls.
• Radford outshot PC (40-25), won more draw controls (15-11), picked up more ground balls (25-17), committed fewer turnovers (21-24), and had more free-position attempts (8-6). The Highlanders completed all 23 of their clear attempts, while the Blue Hose were near-perfect with 16-of-17 successful clears. PC did edge Radford in total saves (15-14) and caused more turnovers (7-4).
Scouting the Blue Devils
• No. 20 Duke fell at No. 16 Northwestern 12-10 on Saturday. The score was tied 8-8 with 13 minutes to play, but the Blue Devils couldn’t hold on as the Wildcats edged the visitors late.
• Maddie Crutchfield, a junior midfielder, matched a career high with five goals as she took seven shots, placing six on target and converting 3-of-4 free-position attempts. She added a pair of assists, a ground ball, a draw control, and two caused turnovers.
• The Wildcats outshot the Blue Devils (27-19), collected more ground balls (16-14), had more draw controls (14-12), completed more clears (13-12), and committed fewer turnovers (12-13).
• Crutchfield leads the team with 30 goals and 13 assists on the season. Kyra Harney is close behind in points with 23 goals and 17 assists.
• Olivia Jenner is the draw control specialist with 79. Teammate Maura Schwitter leads the team in ground balls with 37.
• Keeper Jamie Lockwood has made 10 starts and owns a 5-4 record. The sophomore is allowing 10.48 goals per game and has made 65 saves against 208 shots for a 42.8 save percentage.
• Duke was picked to finish fourth in the ACC’s Preseason Coaches’ poll behind defending national champion North Carolina, Syracuse, and Notre Dame. Crutchfield was named to the Preseason All-ACC Team. The Blue Devils return eight starters from 2016.
• Monday marks just the second meeting between the two programs.
• The Blue Devils, ranked No. 7 at the time, handed the Blue Hose a 23-0 loss on February 10 to start the 2013 season.
• Duke scored seven goals in the first nine minutes and led 15-0 at the break.Next Time Out
• The Blue Hose return to Clinton, S.C. for a 4 p.m. Big South game against Longwood this Thursday, April 20 at Martin Stadium. It marks the final home game for PC this season.