Sportswrap is Duke’s one stop shop for all athletics. Here’s a recap of how each of Duke’s currently competing sports fared last week, along with a quick look at what’s to come. Recap for the week of January 16-22.
During a media response last Monday, head coach John Scheer said his team needed to “take a step in the right direction” offensively in the week between games against Clemson and Miami. Now, in Saturday’s win over the 17th-ranked Hurricanes, the Blue Devils (14-5, 5-3 in the ACC) took a step forward, assisting 19 of their 25 successful baskets and finishing on the way to goal. showed confidence in motion offense. His 68-66 win at Cameron Indoor Stadium. Now, the question is whether Duke can win the big game starting Monday’s matchup at Virginia Tech. – Max Lego
The No. 13 Duke’s 11-game winning streak ended Thursday when they faced rivals No. 17 North Carolina at a packed Carmichael Arena. The Blue Devils’ defense kept them alive in the second half of the 61–56 loss, but his offensive throws that ended scoreless until near the end of the first quarter tarred him to start. It wasn’t enough to overcome the 10-0 opening of . game. But the Dukes (17-2, 7-1) rebounded on Sunday for a decisive 62-50 victory over Syracuse. Shayeann Day-Wilson led Duke with 24 and 16 points, respectively, on both Thursday and Sunday. Duke will return to Cameron Indoors on Thursday to face Virginia Tech No. 12 at 8 p.m. -Rear Boyd
It was an all-around success for the Blue Devils, who traveled to Blacksburg, Virginia for the two-day Hokie Invitational. Friday’s first day featured four races: senior Halle Bieber (60 m), sophomore Beck Wittstadt (1,000 m), graduate student Jide Akinjisola (weight throw), and sophomore Megan McGinnis (300 m). A new program record has been achieved. The next day Max Forte, Lauren Tolbert and the Women’s 4×400 Relay Her team also won their respective events. After her typical week of rest, Duke will head to her college in State Pennsylvania on Friday and Saturday for Penn State University. –Jonathan Levitan
Duke struggled in his home opener at Cameron Indoors. Thursday night, the Blue Devils (3-6, 0-1) suffered his 35-4 one-sided loss to Central Michigan. Senior captain Jonah Nisenbaum was Duke’s only player to score a win with his grappler, and in his decision in the majors against Brian Caves he took an 11–3 win. On Friday night, in front of a large crowd, Duke lost his 37-6 to North Carolina in his ACC opener. Eight blue his devil his wrestlers were eliminated, but senior Vincent his Baker and Nisenbaum rounded out the day with his 3–2 victory. The Blue Devils have a tough trip ahead of them with dual conventions in Appalachia on Tuesday and North Carolina on Friday. -Luke Jovanovich
The Blue Devils traveled to Philadelphia on Saturday to compete in the Philadelphia Invitational, winning eight games together. Junior Sarah Lurie led both the men’s and women’s teams with his impressive 13-1 overall record. The girls’ team also got a big contribution from her freshman Habba Stone, who took 12 wins on the day. Lurye and Stone were supported by their senior girlfriend Zsofia Walter, freshman girlfriend Skylar Knight, and junior Christina Ferrari. Meanwhile, sophomore Lucas Danul stood out with a 12-3 record in the men’s saber. Duke’s only losses were at the hands of NYU for men and No. 8 Penn for women. The Blue Devils will be back in action on Sunday at the Eric Soley Invitational in Cambridge, Massachusetts. -Mackenzie Sheehy
The Blue Devils kicked off their first home game of the season with a 5-2 victory over Memphis on Friday night. Seniors Andrew Chang and Michael Heller scored doubles points for No. 20 Duke as the tandem remained undefeated for the season. On Sunday, the Blue Devils (3-1) lost their first game of the season, losing to his 16th-ranked Harvard in a scathing 4-3 finish. However, the team followed this up with a 7-0 he sweep against North Carolina Central. Sophomore Jake Krug and his freshman Pedro Rodenas had a great weekend going undefeated in singles. Next up for the Blue Devils is his trip to Salem, Winston, North Carolina for his ITA kickoff his weekend starting Friday. – Ranjan Jindal
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