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