After a close-contested first few minutes in the contest, a 10 goal scoring run to end the first half propelled the No. 5 North Carolina women's lacrosse team to a 20-10 rivalry win over Duke.
Before anyone could blink after the first draw of the game, the Duke Blue Devils (7-7, 2-4 ACC) had taken a 1-0 lead over the Tar Heels (11-3, 5-1 ACC).
After just 10 seconds of game time, Duke's Olivia Jenner secured the first goal of the game.
However, the Tar Heels quickly evened the score. A foul by the Blue Devils granted North Carolina the ball and they took full advantage. With less than 40 seconds of time run off of the clock, senior Marie McCool tied the score at 1-1.
For the first four minutes of the game, the two teams traded goals back and forth. McCool scored another, Jamie Ortega and senior Maggie Bill each scored a goal of their own.
Duke was up 5-4 when the tide shifted for good.
Sophomore Marisa DiVietro scored a goal to tie the game at 5-5. It marked the beginning of an 11-0 scoring run for North Carolina to end the half. From there, it was too much to be caught in the last 30 minutes of the game.
The Tar Heels dominated well into the second half, allowing only five goals from Duke and improving their lead to 20-10 to end the match.