DURHAM — The fourth-ranked Duke women’s soccer team battled back from being down by one goal twice in the second half on its way to finishing with a 2-2 draw with 17th-ranked Maryland on Thursday night at Koskinen Stadium.
With the tie, the Blue Devils move to 7-2-1 overall and 1-1-1 in the ACC, while Maryland is now 6-2-2 overall and 2-0-1 in league play.
Maryland got on the board early in the first half as Domenica Hodak sent a long through ball down the left side of the field to Hayley Brock, who scored at the 9-minute, 54-second mark.
The Blue Devils evened the match at the 53:05 mark as Laura Weinberg buried a left-footed shot into the right corner.
Trailing 2-1, the Blue Devils’ Mollie Pathman sent a long ball into the box that deflected off Terrapins goalkeeper Rachelle Beanlands and redshirt junior Kim DeCesare was able to finish off her eighth goal of the year with less than four minutes remaining.
Campbell: For the fifth year in a row, Campbell opened up conference play with a win.
Sophomore Ashley Clark scored twice in the contest, as Campbell (6-1-1, 1-0-0 Big South) defeated VMI (1-6-0, 0-1-0 BSC) 2-0 at Patchin Field in Lexington, Va.
The win marked the Fighting Camels’ third shutout of the season and fourth win in a row.
Men’s soccer action resumes in the ACC on Friday as Duke travels to Winston-Salem to face Wake Forest, and No. 17 N.C. State heads down to Clemson to face the Tigers.
Both matches are scheduled to kick off at 7 p.m.
N.C. State volleyball looks to continue its strong start to the season when it hosts Duke on Friday at 7 p.m. at Reynolds Coliseum.
The Wolfpack (12-1, 2-0) sits atop the ACC standings, with more overall and ACC wins than any other team in the league.
Duke: With the non-conference portion of its schedule now complete, the Blue Devils open their ACC schedule this weekend with in-state rivals N.C. State and North Carolina. Duke first travels to N.C. State on Friday, and closes out the weekend Sunday against the Tar Heels at 2 p.m. in Carmichael Arena.
Saint Augustine’s: Marcus Johnson has been hired as an assistant coach.
The move reunites Johnson with coach Lonnie Blow Jr. Johnson was an assistant during Blow’s first head coaching stint at St. Aug’s from 2008-2010. During the 2009-10 season, Johnson helped Blow guide the Falcons to a 27-5 record, the CIAA championship, a NCAA Division II tournament berth and a top 25 national ranking.