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Ruben Mesalles (12) set up the winning goal Friday night.

'Finally we've done it': Duke men's soccer escapes against Virginia, wins share of Coastal title

Becoming ACC Coastal co-champions after a 2020-21 season that saw them finish with the second worst overall win percentage in the conference has been quite the journey for the Blue Devils, and Senior Night gave them the opportunity to reflect on that. While there are only three seniors and one graduate student on this year’s roster, a short but sweet pregame ceremony set the tone for a night that would be decided by dedication and leaving it all on the field.

Despite a relatively quiet night for Thorleifur Ulfarsson, Duke notched a 3-2 over Furman as the final leg of ACC play heats up.

'Get our momentum back': Duke men's soccer on quest to regain form entering homestretch

“We do have a tough ending to the week, heading out to South Bend,... and we're going to continue to soldier on and learn from the mistakes that we did make tonight, and also continue to grow and develop some of our things that we're doing quite well,” head coach John Kerr said. “We will be the underdog, which is nice because we were on top of the table and everyone wants to shoot you it's gonna be a fun opportunity for us and we're looking forward to it.”