No. 3 North Carolina Triumphs in Overtime at No. 6 Duke

Cannizzaro took a pass from Friend and scored with 18:17 left to stop the 4-0 Duke run and pull Carolina within one goal at 9-8. Griffin scored unassisted on a drive from the top of the arc with 17:34 left to tie the score at 9-all. Cannizzaro made a nifty, stop-and-go fake and scored with 14:38 to go, putting UNC ahead 10-9. Tracy's second goal of the night was a man-up goal with 11:27 left that put Carolina ahead 11-9 and forced a Duke timeout.

The Blue Devils responded with a goal by Smesko to stop the 4-0 Tar Heel run and cut the UNC lead to 11-10 with 10:41 to go. Not quite three minutes later, Smesko passed to Trimble off a free position try for a goal to tie it up at 11-all.

After Emily Garrity caused a turnover with 2:05 left as Duke tried to clear the ball, UNC called timeout to set up the last shot. Duke forced Cannizzaro to give up the ball, however, and Friend's last-second shot was saved, sending the game to overtime.

In the extra time, Cannizzaro's fourth goal put UNC ahead 12-11 at the 3:30 mark of overtime. Following the break to switch ends of the field, Carolina won the draw and slowed the tempo to protect its lead as the clock ran.

An errant Tar Heel pass gave Duke the ball with 50 seconds left led to a Duke timeout with 30 seconds to go with the ball in the UNC end of the field. After the timeout, Hommel drove and shot but Carolina's Maksym made the save with 11 seconds to play.

Duke had one more try, but Morrissey was called for a charging foul against Coppa with 0:02 to go, essentially ending the game.

Maksym (10-1) made six saves in the cage to pick up the victory for Carolina. Duke's Kelsey Duryea made 15 saves at the other end.

UNC outshot Duke, 33-19, and held a 13-7 advantage in ground balls. Carolina also dominated the draw, 18-9.

The Tar Heels will return to action on Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at Virginia Tech.

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UNC goals Kara Cannizzaro 4, Brittney Coppa 2, Sammy Jo Tracy 2, Taylor George 1, Devin Markison 1, Aly Messinger 1, Jessica Griffin 1
UNC assists Abbey Friend 2

Duke goals Makenzie Hommel 4, Maddy Morrissey 2, Kerrin Maurer 2, Taylor Trimble 2, Kelci Smesko 1
Duke assists Brigid Smith 1, Maurer 1, Smesko 1

UNC goalie Lauren Maksym (66:00 minutes, 11 goals allowed, 6 saves),
Duke goalie Kelsey Duryea (66:00 minutes, 12 goals allowed, 15 saves)

Shots: UNC 33, Duke 19
Ground balls: UNC 13, Duke 7
Draw controls: UNC 18, Duke 9
Free-position shots: UNC 1-4, Duke 2-4
Fouls: UNC 20, Duke 18
Turnovers: UNC 8, Duke 9

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