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NCAA Women’s Soccer Championship

Friday’s second round

At Donald R. Dizney Stadium, Gainesville, Fla.

#3 Duke (11-5-4) vs. Florida Gulf Coast (14-5-2), 3 p.m.

How they got here: Duke def. James Madison 5-0; FGCU def. South Florida 2-1.

Winner will play: #2 Florida (17-3-1) or Mississippi (14-5-2) at 2 p.m. Sunday

Tickets: Adults $7, children 12 & under, students, seniors $3.

Players to watch: Duke— Fr. M-F Taylor Racioppi (6-5-17), So. M Ashton Miller (5-5-15), Fr. F Kayla McCoy (7-0-14), So. F Imani Dorsey (5-3-13), So. GK EJ Proctor (0.65 GAA, 9 SOs). FGCU—Jr. F Tabby Tindell (17-10-44), Jr. M Paulina Speckmaier (6-7-19), Sr. M Ally Kasun (5-5-15), Sr. GK Brittany Brown (0.57 GAA, 10 SOs).

Notes: This is the first meeting between the two schools. … Duke is making its 21st appearance in the NCAA tournament, where it owns a 27-18-8 record and twice reached the championship game (1992, 2011). … FGCU, in its fourth NCAA appearance, got its first tournament win last week, using two first-half penalty kicks to beat USF. … The Eagles, champions of the Atlantic Sun Conference, have won nine matches in a row. … Robbie Church is in his 15th year at Duke and 30th as a college head coach, with a 361-224-55 record. … FGCU’s Jim Blankenship owns a 354-112-30 record over 25 seasons as a head coach. He started the program at FGCU in 2007 and also was the first head coach at St. Thomas, Lynn and Miami, having won three NAIA national championships at Lynn.

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