The No. 17 James Madison Dukes upset the No. 3 North Carolina women's lacrosse team on Saturday evening in a 15-14 double overtime win.
The Tar Heels struck first blood when senior attacker Ela Hazar scored with 26:15 remaining in the first half.
The two sides would go back-and-forth until the Dukes rattled off three straight goals and took a 5-3 lead.
The Tar Heels would battle back, however, as they went on a 5-2 scoring run to close out the half. UNC finished the half with a narrow 8-7 advantage as the team looked to build on its momentum in the second period.
After trading goals early on in the second half, James Madison put up four straight goals to take a 12-9 lead. Although the Dukes had all of the momentum, their lead would not last long.
North Carolina went on a 5-0 run midway through the second half as the team took a 14-12 advantage. This stretch was capped by senior midfielder Marie McCool’s second goal of the half.
The Tar Heels were up by two goals with less than five minutes remaining, so victory seemed achievable. The Dukes had different plans.
James Madison senior midfielder Elena Romesburg scored her fifth goal of the day with 4:41 remaining in the game to cut the Dukes' deficit to one.