NJCAA: Paradise Valley takes Division I women's crown

Unbeaten Paradise Valley won its third NJCAA Division I women's championship when it beat Tyler, 3-1 in the final. Jacey Duncan scored off a corner kick in the third minute, and Janessa Dunbar (penalty kick) and Jamie Iurato added second-half goals for the Pumas, who finished with a 25-0-1 record.

Arielle Perez recorded six saves for Paradise Valley and earned Defensive MVP honors, while freshman teammate Karina Lopez-Martinez was named Offensive MVP after tallying three goals and an assist during the tournament.

The top-seeded Pumas began their run with victories over No. 12-seed Moraine Valley (Ill.) and No. 8-seed Parkland (Ill.), advancing to the semifinals out of Pool A.

Tyler (22-3-1) narrowed the deficit to 2-1 with a goal by O’Shay Nelson in the 79th minute.
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