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CRIMSON TRIED: Duke women’s soccer’s season ends as Elite Eight comeback falls short in overtime at Alabama

(11/26/22 4:13am)

One of the sporting world’s greatest truths, as stated by American soccer star Alex Morgan is that “winning and losing isn’t everything; sometimes, the journey is just as important as the outcome.” The Blue Devils, who closed their historic season Friday night with a 15-5-3 record, experienced that truth.

FLY THE COOP: Duke women's soccer advances past South Carolina, to Elite 8 behind Cooper's brace

(11/21/22 3:42am)

Just like the dark and the 33-degree temperature suggested at Koskinen Stadium, winter is coming. Cheers sounded from both the Blue Devils’ and visitors’ sides as Duke, donning uniforms white as ice, hosted the red-clad Gamecocks. Though no snow fell on the field Sunday, the Blue Devils were like ice as they put out a fiery South Carolina team, restricting almost all of its opportunities.

'Her talent is unlimited': In sophomore postseason, Duke women’s soccer’s Michelle Cooper looks to accomplish even more

(11/12/22 3:24pm)

After the clock ticked down to zero, the scoreboard displaying a Duke victory, the Blue Devils headed into the locker room. One player set up her phone and played the team’s postgame song, “Seven Nation Army” by The White Stripes. Just like any other victory from that season, they screamed and jumped with excitement to celebrate as the iconic guitar riff played. 

Duke women's soccer shows it can compete with anybody in shootout defeat to North Carolina at ACC tournament

(11/05/22 4:19am)

Along with the bright lights shining down on WakeMed Soccer Park Thursday night were the cries and yells illuminating yet another Duke-North Carolina game. As the fifth-seeded Blue Devils competed with the first-seeded Tar Heels in the ACC tournament semifinal, there was an ever-growing crowd that increased to more than 2,800 fans by the final whistle. Among the lively atmosphere were two high-energy teams displaying a cinematic performance on the field, both sides proving they were worthy of a ticket to the conference championship game.

Duke women's soccer gets revenge against Virginia, advances to ACC tournament semifinals

(10/31/22 4:26am)

Five years ago on a clement evening in Charleston, S.C., Duke and Virginia competed in a nail-biter decided just 1:27 into the second half. Duke forward Ella Stevens, served the ball, headed it past goalkeeper Laurel Ivory and into the net to start and end the night’s scoring. Due to an impenetrable Duke defense, the Blue Devils punched the ticket of their dreams to the ACC tournament finals. 

No. 11 Duke women's soccer wraps regular season with draw at Notre Dame

(10/29/22 1:06am)

As the clock struck 8 p.m. Thursday, the storyline of two teams, each with their own strengths and reasons for wanting the win—most notably seeding for the ACC tournament—looked to end their contest with one victor emerging. But the two teams experienced a fork in the road—a tie. And though the regular season ended in a way that neither side was likely hoping for, the lack of a winner means that the story of the 2022 Notre Dame and Duke teams may be just beginning.

Scouting the opponent: Duke football set for road rematch against Northwestern

(09/07/22 12:59pm)

Before the Blue Devils opened their season Friday to a warm and sunny atmosphere and a crowd of more than 20,000 fans at Wallace Wade Stadium, there were no definitive expectations for what to look for in the team. Duke underwent considerable changes after a dry spell in its past few seasons. It won no conference games in 2021 and just one in 2020. Across the two seasons, the Blue Devils tallied just five wins. They were simply struggling to stay afloat as a challenger to any of the opponents they faced.

Duke women's soccer topples No. 6 TCU on the road in front of record-setting crowd

(09/05/22 2:55pm)

With the weather a breezy 74 degrees Fahrenheit and the sun still shining as kickoff commenced Sunday evening, the Blue Devils marched into TCU's Garvey-Rosenthal Stadium ready to set their momentous season back on an upward trend. With a TCU-record 3,648 fans in attendance and plenty more Horned Frog faithful clad in purple standing around the gates of the field, the pressure was on.