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NCAAW D-II Soccer: West Florida Wins First National Championship

NCAAW D-II Soccer: West Florida Wins First National Championship

EVANS, Ga. – For the first time in program history, the West Florida Women’s soccer team won the NCAA Division II Championships Final with a 1-0, shutout victory over UC San Diego. The Argonauts finish the season with a dominating 24-1-0 record.

The national championship is the seventh in all sports at UWF.

With less than 13 minutes left in the game, and both teams locked in a defensive battle, Sashana Campbell (Manchester, Jamaica/Darton) found Chelsea Palmer (Plano, Texas/Darton) on a cross and Palmer poked her foot out just far enough to shoot the ball into the net to score the game-winning goal with 76:31 on the clock.

Palmer, who scored the game-winner in the NCAA semifinal against Saint Rose, was named the tournament’s Offensive MVP after recording 12 points in five NCAA Tournament matches. She recorded six assists and three goals and played a role in all but one goal that the Argos scored in the NCAA postseason. She played a role in every goal in the last four matches.

Sarah Story (Hoover, Ala./Darton) recorded five saves in the shutout. The keeper recorded three shutouts in the five games during the NCAA Tournament as the Argos outscored their opponents 10-3 during the tournament. Story was named the tournament Defensive MVP.

Story and video courtesy of www.GoArgos.com.

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