In a rivalry game, anything can happen.
This old proverb proved true on Friday night, as the No. 3 North Carolina field hockey team came away with a wild 2-1 win against No. 4 Duke at Francis E. Henry Stadium.
The Tar Heels (12-1, 4-1 ACC) set the tone early, as freshman Malin Evert found the back of the cage in the sixth minute of play. The goal marked her seventh of the season.
The defenses traded stops for the next 20 minutes until senior Casey Di Nardo pushed the Tar Heel advantage to 2-0 on a goal in the 27th minute. But that cushion did not last long.
Duke (10-4, 2-3 ACC) scored with less than two minutes left in the first half, cutting the Tar Heels' lead to one. But the Blue Devils' goal turned out to be the last one of the contest.