Duke field hockey goes 2-0 over the weekend

The ninth-ranked Duke field hockey team went 2-0 this past weekend to improve to 5-1 on the season.

field hockeyThe Blue Devils held on to beat William & Mary, 2-1 on Friday night. McKay Ross scored the game winner in the 62nd minute. It was her first goal of the season and it came off a rebound.

Duke out-shot the Tribe, 15-6 with nine shots on goal. Each team had four penalty corners.

Heather Morris notched her fourth goal of the season to break the scoreless tie in the 26th minute. The 1-0 lead held until the end of the first half. Just six minutes into the second half, W&M tied the score.

On Sunday, the Blue Devils beat their second ranked opponent of the season by beating number 15 Old Dominion, 1-0. They played solid defense and Jessica Buttinger knocked in the game winner in the 65th minute. It was her second goal of the season.

ODU dropped to 1-5, but out-shot Duke 15-10 (and had a 9-4 advantage on corners).

Duke goalie Lauren Blazing tied a career-high with eight saves. She helped anchor the Duke defense that recorded its second shutout of the season.

 

The Blue Devils continue their home stretch this weekend with non-conference matchups against Northwestern on Friday night and Radford on Sunday.

 

*The Blue Devils have now allowed just 1.09 goals per game so far this season.

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