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Women's Competition Oct 27, 2020

Top 10 players from the No. 1 UNC vs. No. 4 Duke match, according to InStat

Over the weekend, the No. 1 ranked North Carolina Tar Heels extended their season-opening winning streak to 7 games with a 1-0 victory over the No. 4 Duke Blue Devils.

The Tobacco Road rivalry match did not disappoint, as the two sides both ranked in the top 5 nationally each played tough defense in a game that was ultimately decided by a single goal.

While the regular season ACC battle went in favor of the Tar Heels on Friday night, the matchup saw a number of top U.S. Women’s National Team and professional prospects going head-to-head for an intense 90 minutes. It was the type of match that U.S. Soccer and every National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) club would consider as appointment viewing.

See below to find out which Duke and UNC players turned in the best performances during Friday’s match, according to the InStat Index*:

Player InStat Index Position Minutes
1. Emily Fox (UNC) 230 Left Back 71
2. Claudia Dickey (UNC) 209 Goalkeeper 98
3. Taylor Otto (UNC) 201 Defensive Mid 71
4. Sophie Jones (Duke) 198 Defensive Mid 93
5. Izzy Brown (UNC) 197 Forward 27
6. Taylor Mitchell (Duke) 196 Center Back 98
7.-t Rachel Jones (UNC) 194 Left Midfielder 71
7.-t Talia DellaPeruta (UNC) 194 Right Midfielder 71
9. Julia Dorsey (UNC) 192 Right Back 98
10.-t Lily Nabet (Duke) 189 Defensive Mid 56
10.-t Tess Boade (Duke) 189 Center Mid 79

*The InStat Index is an algorithm which is regarded as the most accurate assessment of any player’s performance. The InStat Index measures each player’s contribution to the team’s success, the significance of their actions, opponent’s level and the level of the league they play in.

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