Women's Soccer Clinches Third-Consecutive MASCAC Regular Season Title

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BRIDGEWATER, Mass. – The Worcester State University women's soccer team clinched their third consecutive Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference (MASCAC) regular season title as the visiting Lancers tied Bridgewater State University, 0-0, in double overtime on Saturday afternoon at Swenson Field. The game marked the regular season finale for both teams.


The Lancers, who did not allow a goal in conference play this season, see their record go to 7-6-2 overall and 5-0-2 in the MASCAC. The Bears are now 6-5-5 on the year and 4-1-2 in conference competition.


Worcester is the top seed in next week's MASCAC tournament and will receive a first round bye. Bridgewater is seeded third and will host a first round game on Tuesday against No. 6 Fitchburg State University. Game time has yet to be determined.


The Bears held a 20-11 shot advantage for the game including a 14-7 edge after halftime. Corner kicks were 8-5 in favor of the visiting Lancers.


Bridgewater State junior goaltender Lauren DeSousa (Taunton, Mass.) made six saves as she set the program record for shutouts in a season.  


Worcester senior netminder Vanessa O'Donnell (Worcester, Mass.) made seven saves to record her seventh solo shutout of the season.


Bridgewater's freshman forward Alana Vincent (Taunton, Mass.) led all players with 12 shots with five on frame. Worcester's freshman forward, Skylar Alves (Ashburnham, Mass.) led the Lancers with four shots – three on goal.


Junior forward Nicole Simas (Dartmouth, Mass.) had the best scoring opportunity of the day for the Bears in the 27th minute. With the goalie out of position, Simas' shot at an empty net was blocked by Lancer senior defender Nicole Parenteau (Chicopee, Mass.).


Release Courtesy of Bridgewater State Sports Information