Cobb’s Crossbars, Weekend Look-Ahead

It was heartbreak city last night at Koskinen Stadium, as Kelly Cobb hit two shots into the cross bar and #4 Duke was forced to settle for a draw with #7 Virginia. Post-game comments from goalie Tara Campbell (excellent all night), Cobb (strong but unlucky), and head coach Robbie Church:

Another positive from the match was Natasha Anasi, the defender who was on the end of every header and seemed virtually unbeatable on the ground. All in all, it was a very solid defensive performance for Duke, but aside from Cobb, the offense seemed to lack a little speed. UVA had an answer for every attack, and eventually it became apparent that the only way a goal was going to happen was if Cobb did something dynamic. And she almost did, twice.

It didn’t happen for the Dukies, but it’s another result that indicates they may be legitimately better than UNC for the first time in program history. The Tar Heels lost to Virginia last weekend, 1-0. And Duke is still undefeated in ACC play.

And yet, UNC tallied a huge 2-0 win at Florida State yesterday, their best result in what feels like ages. October 13 promises to be incredible.

Here’s what’s happening over the weekend.

-Duke vs. UNC, men’s soccer, Chapel Hill, 7pm – ERWIN CUP MATCH! (Sadly, due to the Yankees playoff game, I will not be in attendance. But let me know if you’re going.)

-Duke at Florida International, Football, Saturday 7pm, ESPNU

-UNC at East Carolina, Football, Saturday 8pm, presumably on local tv

-UNC at Miami, women’s soccer, Sunday 1pm

-Duke vs. Virginia Tech, Sunday, 2pm, women’s soccer, Durham

Back this afternoon for the Triangle prophets.

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