|Wooster claimed its second straight NCAC Championship title on Saturday.|
GREENCASTLE, Ind. – The College of Wooster women's soccer team will go dancing into the NCAA Division III Championships after defeating DePauw University 1-0 in double overtime on Saturday to claim the North Coast Athletic Conference Tournament Championship for the second consecutive season.
The game came down to a goal with under a minute remaining as the second-seeded Scots quickly turned around a successful defensive stand.
Near midfield, sophomore Holly Thompson directed the ball into traffic but placed it at the feet of junior Mila Zunich who found an open Miura Wiley running down the left side of the field. The junior Wiley dribbled and took her shot just inside the goal box, right past DePauw goalkeeper Reanna Stiehler who approached to meet her.
The clock read 53.8 seconds as the Wooster bench emptied to rush the field and celebrate.
The Scots ramped up their attack in overtime, outshooting DePauw 3-1. However, DePauw outshot Wooster 17-7 for the game. The Scots had just two shots on goal with the other coming in the 55th minute.
Goalkeeper Molly Hutter stayed busy in net, recording nine saves, which was a career-high for the junior. It was her eighth consecutive shutout, which puts her just one game shy of tying the school record for consecutive shutouts.
Zunich's assist was her first of the season.
Wiley takes sole possession of the team lead in goals scored with seven. She has scored in each of the past three games and was named NCAC Tournament MVP.
DePauw, who was the No. 1 seed in the tournament, suffers its first loss since Sept. 24 after going unbeaten in conference play. This was the first meeting between the two teams in the NCAC Tournament. They tied 0-0 in the regular season in a game played at Carl Dale Field.
With the win, the Fighting Scots (14-2-3) will be making its fourth trip to the NCAA Division III Championships. The selection show will take place 1 p.m. Monday.