Duke Announces 2022 Schedule – Duke University

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DURHAM- Duke field hockey head coach Pam Bustin is delighted to announce the Blue Devils 2022 schedule which features 17 competitions and is highlighted by the ACC Championship organization at Williams Field at Jack Katz Stadium.

The Blue Devils have 17 regular season games on the schedule, including six on the new state-of-the-art Williams Field turf at Jack Katz Stadium. Duke will face eight qualified teams for the 2021 NCAA Tournament, including four over the first two weekends.

After a pair of exhibition games against VCU and North Carolina during the preseason, Duke hits the road for the first two weekends. The Blue Devils open the 2022 campaign at Rutgers, facing the Scarlet Knights on August 26 and Saint Joseph’s the following afternoon in Piscataway, NJ

The annual ACC/Big Cup is held at Boston College and features the Blue Devils, Northwestern and Maryland. Duke takes on the Wildcats in the opener on Sept. 2 and ends the weekend against the Terrapins. This is the seventh time Duke has faced Northwestern and Maryland at the event, with Duke posting a 9-3 all-time record.

Duke makes its debut on the new turf Sept. 9 against Appalachian State at 6 p.m. The Blue Devils are 30-3-3 against the Mountaineers and play at App State for the first time since 2018. Duke hosts William & Mary on Sept. 11 before heading to Central New York for games at Syracuse and Colgate.

The Blue Devils open the ACC game against the Orange on September 16 before traveling to Hamilton to face the Raiders. This will be the first meeting between Duke and Patriot League foe Colgate.

ACC play continues in Durham with Boston College visiting at 6 p.m., Sept. 23. Duke is 14-10 against the Eagles but hasn’t won since a 2-1 home win in 2018.
The Devils host James Madison on Sept. 25 before hitting the road for a pair of contests.

The Blue Devils visit Kentner Stadium and the Demon Deacons to close out September. Duke is 44-36 against Wake Forest since the first meeting in 1974. After a Saturday to recover briefly, the Blue Devils put an eight-game winning streak on the line at Old Dominion on Sunday, October 2.

Duke split the following weekend, hosting Virginia on Friday night before heading to Richmond on Sunday. The Blue Devils ACC road schedule ends in Louisville on Oct. 14. This will be the 10th ACC regular season game between Duke and the Cardinals with five wins apiece.

After an open weekend, Duke ends its regular season at home against North Carolina. The first hit is set for noon, against the Tar Heels with a ceremony recognizing Duke seniors after the game.

There will be little rest before the ACC Championship, which takes place Nov. 1-4 in Durham. The schedule is a change from previous seasons, with the title match being played on a Friday night instead of
Sunday.

The NCAA Championship begins Nov. 11, played at campus venues.

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