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Portland wins NCAA women's soccer crown

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AUSTIN, Texas, Dec. 8 (UPI) -- Christine Sinclair scored twice on a sloppy field Sunday, the second one coming in the second overtime period, giving the Portland Pilots a 2-1 victory over Santa Clara in the championship game of the NCAA women's soccer tournament.

Santa Clara took the lead in its bid to win the national title for the second straight year, but Sinclair, a member of Canada's national team, tied it in the 61st minute.

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Her game-winner came on a rebound of her own shot.

Portland came into the 64-team tournament as the No. 8 seed and became the lowest seed to win the national crown.

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