Despite the graduation of attackman Zach Howell, Duke's offense was considered to be in good hands with sophomore attackmen Jordan Wolf and Christian Walsh.
Wolf has registered one goal and three assists in two contests before a hip injury forced him to leave the team's eventual 7-3 loss to No. 5 Notre Dame on Saturday.
Walsh has scored twice thus far, but he was blanked by the Fighting Irish. Still, coach John Danowski -- who also starts sophomore Josh Dionne on attack -- said he's not stressing out over the Baltimore native and Boys’ Latin graduate.
“Christian is a starting attackman,” Danowski said. “One of the things we said going into the season was that our starting attackmen are sophomores. They’re not seniors, they’re not juniors, they’re three sophomores. They’ve got a lot to learn – both individually and as a group. There’s going to be highs and lows in the season. There’s no senior, and sometimes seniors give you a sense of urgency, they give you experience, they give you leadership. Playing with such a young group, you’re going to have ups and downs.”