Senior Christina Kilkeary scored the game-winning goal in overtime Monday to lift No. 7 Chaminade to a 13-12 win over visiting No. 16 Marlborough and enable the Eagles to clinch their third consecutive Mission League title.
Chaminade (12-3) trailed 3-0 early be scored four unanswered goals to lead 4-3. The teams traded goals the rest of the way before heading to overtime knotted at 12.
Sophomore sisters Sammy Nuchow and Jackie Nuchow carried much of the load for the Eagles. Sammy scored six goals and recorded two assists, and Jackie scored three goals and collected 10 ground balls. Junior Quinn Fitzgerald also scored three times for Chaminade.
But it was Kilkeary’s lone goal that made the difference. Alone inside the 8-meter, Kilkeary took a pass from Sammy Nuchow and scored the game-winner. It was the second year in a row the senior captain has scored in overtime to help the Eagles beat Marlborough.
Chaminade is now 3-1 in one-goal games this season, including two one-goal victories over the Mustangs. Chaminade is 6-0 vs. Marlborough since the teams joined the Mission League.
The league championship was the team’s seventh in nine seasons under coach Scott Cohen — including one co-championship shared with Glendale. The program has won three titles in the Mission league, two in the Pacific League and two in the Prep League.
Marlborough (5-6) lost for the first time in four games and must regroup for a home game Wednesday against No. 11 Oak Park.
Chaminade is scheduled to play Louisville today.