After Duke men won a boffo victory at Virginia, the women followed on Sunday but could not follow up, losing 53-47.
It was Virginia’s first win over Duke in 26 tries over nearly 20 years.
No one was happy. Haley Gorecki said this after the game, according to the Duke Chronicle:
“I had eight turnovers—I cannot really talk about too many positive things. That is what lost us the game—eight turnovers. I cannot have eight turnovers for a leader on this team. I cannot really talk about anything good.”
Head coach Joanne P. McCallie had this to say about when the game got away from her team: “At that point you just got to make plays—offensive rebounds, putbacks, getting to the foul line,” McCallie said regarding her team’s inability to score down the stretch. “Those are a big part of it. We cannot just execute and hope for that perfect shot. We have got to find a way to do the intangibles, so what we needed was free-throw line, putbacks, second shots and things of that nature...we have got to control the game and I felt some of our fouls put them in a good situation.”
With the loss, Duke falls back under .500 at 11-12 and 3-8 in the ACC.
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