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Duke knocks off second ranked team in four days
by Paul Kennedy, October 7th, 2012 8:38PM

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[ACC] Kim DeCesare scored two second-half goals and Gilda Doria had three assists as No. 7 Duke beat No. 23 Boston College, 4-2, on Sunday afternoon at Koskinen Stadium. After opening 2-2-1 in ACC play, the Blue Devils, ranked No. 1 in the Soccer America Preseason Top 25, have beaten No. 18 Virginia Tech, 3-2, away and BC in the last four days.
 
“We said it was our goal this week to come out and get two wins, two big important ACC wins,” said Duke coach Robbie Church.  “Both of those teams are in the top 25 in the RPI so they are huge wins to get and to get six points. We haven’t had a weekend where we have got six points. I thought our energy was great when we started off and our ball movement was unbelievable.  I thought we created some really good chances, but we only had one goal, which we talked about at halftime.”
 
The Blue Devils came out firing, and just three minutes into the contest junior Kaitlyn Kerr headed in a goal, but it was called back as Duke was offside on the play. But Kerr was not to be denied in the 22nd minute as she opened the scoring with her fourth goal of the season.
 
“We are better when Kaitlyn [Kerr] is in the middle of everything; that is who Kaitlyn Kerr is,” said Church.  “She always plays hard; she is one of our inspirational leaders on and off the field.  We play off of Kaitlyn’s energy, so when we see her with that much energy, that much movement on the field we know good things are going to happen for us.”
 
BC star Kristen Mewis evened the score in the 54th minute, but Duke went back ahead on Laura Weinberg's 14th goal of the season in 14 matches.

Sandwiched between two late DeCesare goals was a goal by Kate McCarthy for the Eagles.

-- Freshman Ashley Spivey scored twice to lead the No. 9 Maryland to a 3-0 win at N.C. State Sunday afternoon. The Terrapins regained the top spot in the ACC with 16 points on a 5-1-1 mark. Second-place Florida State (5-0-0, 15 points) has two games in hand.

ACC STANDINGS
Maryland 5-1-1
Florida State 5-0-0
Duke 4-2-1
Wake Forest 4-2-0
North Carolina 3-2-1
Virginia 3-2-1
Boston College 2-3-0
Miami (Fla.) 2-3-0
Virginia Tech 2-3-0
N.C. State 0-5-0
Clemson 0-7-0
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