Sophomore attacker/midfielder Shelby Scanlin scored with six seconds left to break the tie and give the Elon University women’s lacrosse team its first signature win Thursday, defeating No. 10 Duke University 7-6 in Durham.
Elon got a man-up situation with 18 seconds left, and Scanlin converted on her second shot, getting an assist from junior attacker Sloane Kessler. Duke got a final shot off at the buzzer, but missed win.
In the third year of the program, it is the first win over a ranked opponent. It is also the first win over a Power-Five conference school in its sixth try.
After trailing 5-3 at half, the Phoenix clamped down defensively, allowing one goal in the second half. Junior goalie Rachel Ramirez only neeed to save two shots in the second half, finishing with seven on the game.
Sclanlin was one of three Elon players with two goals on the afternoon, with sophomore midfielder Stephanie Asher and sophomore midfielder Maeve Cowley each tallying two goals. Kessler did not score for the firs time this season, but she tallied two assists, including the game-winner.
The Phoenix improves its season-opening win streak to four, tying the program record set last year. Elon travels to Nashville over the weekend for a 1 p.m. game Sunday at Vanderbilt University.