The North Carolina women's lacrosse team resembled Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde on Wednesday.
UNC defeated James Madison 14-9 at Fetzer Field, but not before the Dukes attempted a second-half comeback.
"It was like the team had split personalities out there," UNC coach Jenny Slingluff Levy said. The Tar Heels showed their good side and ran circles around JMU in the first half.
"The important thing is that we came out strong and used our momentum well when we had it," junior attacker Kellie Thompson said.
UNC sped around on offense and built up a five-point lead that would later save the win.
Junior midfielder Lindsay Stone's quickness particularly troubled the Dukes' defense. She set off a UNC scoring spree with 19:22 left in the half and scored three goals, two of which were unassisted.
Thompson and junior attacker Erin McInnes added a goal each to chalk up five unanswered goals in 8:20.
UNC's defense looked invigorated with the return of captain Porter Wilkinson. Wilkinson sat out Saturday's loss to Georgetown due to a kidney infection and the team struggled in her absence.
"Our communication improved today," Wilkinson said. "That was something we wanted to fix."