NEW LONDON, N.H. - The Norwich University women's soccer team was dealt its first loss of the 2018 season by conference newcomer Colby-Sawyer College on Wednesday afternoon in Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) action.
Junior midfielder Kaila Lemmer (Barnard, Vt.) scored her second penalty kick goal of the season and sixth total tally, but it wasn't enough as Colby-Sawyer (3-3-0, 3-1-0 GNAC) knocked Norwich from the ranks of the unbeatens. Coming into Wednesday, Norwich (6-1-0, 3-1-0 GNAC) was one of just 18 teams left in all of NCAA Division III women's soccer without a loss.
Colby-Sawyer controlled the game from the outset with Maddie Chamard scoring an unassisted tally in the 16th minute to give the Chargers the lead. CSC added another goal in the 31st minute with Norwich scoring an own goal off a corner kick sent in by Chamard.
The Cadets got one back in the final minute of the first half with Lemmer burying her penalty kick chance to tie Karyssa Lachance (Gorham, N.H.) for the team lead.
Colby-Sawyer added an insurance goal in the 52nd minute with Amanda Martin scoring from 25 yards out off a pass from Hannah Fields.
Colby-Sawyer outshot Norwich 24-7, including a dominant 17-3 lead in the second half. Sophomore goalkeeper Katie Bishop-Manning (New York, N.Y.) was dealt her first loss of the season after making six saves for the Cadets.
The loss ended Norwich's program-record six-game winning streak to start the season. Norwich will look to get back on track on Saturday when it travels to Emmanuel for a 12 p.m. kickoff in Boston.