The Champs! Photo courtesy of SportsPix
Emerson College’s Women’s Soccer Team defeated the University of New England to claim the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) New England Championship. This is the first time in school history that a team in any sport has won an ECAC championship, according to the Athletics Department.
“I could not be more proud of the Emerson women’s soccer team,” said Emerson Athletics Director Patricia Nicol. “They competed all season with grit and resiliency which resulted in capturing the first ECAC Championship in the history of Emerson Athletics. The women are an outstanding group of student athletes and very deserving of this esteemed accomplishment.”
After the regulation time ended in a tie at 2-2, the matched moved into not one, but two overtime periods in which neither team was able to score. After the overtime periods, the match went to penalty kicks to decide the winner.
Emerson Junior and Communication Sciences and Disorders student Tayllar Righini’s penalty kick was the deciding goal and lifted the seventh-seeded Emerson College to its first ECAC Division III New England Women's Soccer Championship.
The Lions played the fourth seeded University of New England in the championship game at Wentworth Institute of Technology's Sweeney Field.
The Lions end their season with a 12-6-3 record.