The Colby-Sawyer College women's soccer team won their fourth straight North Atlantic Conference (NAC) Championship beating the top-seeded New England College Pilgrims 1-0 Saturday afternoon.
With the win the Chargers improve to 10-8-1 overall and earn an automatic bid in the NCAA DIII Women's Soccer Championship Tournament.
With the loss the Pilgrims finish their 2016 campaign with a record of 13-6-1, setting a program-record for single season wins with 13.
Neither team would net a goal in the opening half of play. The Pilgrims had their best scoring opportunity in the 35 minute as Sara Locke and Taylor Grant would have back-to-back shots on net that Charger goalie Sam Mitchell would turn away at the goal line.
Colby-Sawyer would break the scoring drought in the 63 minute of play as Abbie Sansoucy would come through with the game-winner, striking a free-kick that would loft over the head of NEC keeper Mackenzie Meegan.
The Pilgrims would try to bring the offensive pressure late finishing the game with the 7-5 advantage in shots on net but they would be unable to get in the scoring column.
Mitchell picked up the win in net for the Chargers finishing the game with seven saves.
Meegan notched four saves in the loss for the Pilgrims.
Husson: Taylor Fortin and Maddie Page
Castleton: Jessica Binkowski and Katie Sander
New England College: Jaycie Triandafilou, Sara Locke, and Dawn Johnson
Colby-Sawyer: Sam Mitchell, Rachel Quaye, Molly MacLure and Corrie Hoyt
Colby-Sawyer's Abbie Sansoucy was named the 2016 NAC Women's Soccer Championship Most Valuable Player.
--Courtesy of NEC Sports Information
2016 NAC WOMEN'S SOCCER CHAMPIONSHIP SCHEDULE
All start times and dates are subject to change
Quarterfinals • Sunday, October 30
No. 3 Colby-Sawyer 3, No. 6 UMaine-Farmington 2 - Boxscore
No. 5 Castleton 0, No. 4 Maine Maritime 0 (2OT) *Spartans advance to Semifinals on 4-3 PK advantage - Boxscore
Championship • Saturday, November 5
No. 3 Colby-Sawyer 1, No. 1 New England College 0 - Boxscore