Taylor Steadman's goal in the 13th minute of the second period gave Elmira its first national title in a decade. The Soaring Eagles won the first two DIII Women's Hockey titles in 2002 and 2003.
The goaltender plays an important role in any win, but Elmira's Lauren Sullivan came through in a big way for the Soaring Eagles as they beat Middlebury 1-0 for a national championship victory.
Freshman Taylor Steadman's goal in the second period proved to be the eventual game-winner as Elmira narrowly defeated Middlebury 1-0 for the program's third national crown.
Neither Elmira or Middlebury were favored to face off in Saturday night's championship game, but the one of Friday's underdogs will walk away a national champion.