Axewomen hand Capers first loss of the season

Axewomen hand Capers first loss of the season

The Acadia Axewomen soar to the top of the AUS women's soccer standings as they topped the Cape Breton Capers 2-1 Sunday afternoon. Both teams entered Sunday's game looking to maintain their perfect regular-season records.

Just nine minutes into the game, Acadia striker Jenna Boudreau (Halifax, N.S.) took off down the right side of the field and got a clean shot on net which was deflected by Capers goaltender Rachel Yerxa (Mississauga, Ont.), but a failed attempt to clear the ball resulted in an own-goal for the Capers. At the 25:18 mark of the game, Boudreau gave the Axewomen a 2-0 lead. Caleigh MacPherson put the Capers on the board at the 43:03 mark, but Acadia was able to hold on for the win.

Before their big win over the Capers Sunday, the Axewomen hosted the Dalhousie Tigers in Wolfville Friday night, where they earned a 1-0 win. Grace Longley scored the lone goal in the victory.

In other Friday night action, the Capers visited the Saint Mary's Huskies in Halifax, playing to a 3-0 shutout victory. Alliyah Rowe scored her fifth goal in five games, with Rachel Leck and Ciera Disipio also getting onto the board for the Capers. 

The Axewomen hosted the Dalhousie Tigers in Wolfville Friday night, where they earned a 1-0 win. Grace Longley scored the lone goal in the victory.

The Memorial Sea-Hawks earned back-to-back victories this weekend, allowing them to extend their streak to 4-1-1 and put them into third place ein the standings. Saturday afternoon, they visited the UPEI Panthers in Charlottetown where they soared to a 3-1 victory. Nicole Torraville led the Sea-Hawks with seven shots in the match, and one goal, with teammates Kate Hickey and Holly O'Neill also getting on the board. Caitlyn McCloskey earned the only goal for the Panthers.

Sunday afternoon, the Sea-Hawks blanked the Mount Allison Mounties 2-0 with Torraville scoring her second goal of the weekend, and Stacey Hanlon earning a tally in the match.

The StFX X-Women earned two points on the weekend, playing to two draws. The X-Women hosted the Mount Allison Mounties in a hard fought game Saturday afternoon, which ended in a scoreless 0-0 draw. They then visited the UNB Reds in Fredericton Sunday afternoon, where they played to a 3-3 draw. Melanie Belong, Catherine Kennedy and Mercy Myles got on the board for the X-Women, with Jesse Bellamy finding the back of the net twice, and teammate Madison Goertz earning a tally for the Reds. 

The Tigers earned a huge 5-0 shutout win against the Huskies Sunday afternoon, picking up three points in the win. All five goals came from different players. Kaitlyn Woodworth, Rachelle Lalande, Maya Venkatarman, Alyson Bodner and Cather Guevin-Nicoloff all found the back of the net in the victory.

The Universite de Moncton Aigles Bleues extended their streak to 2-1-1 Sunday, as they topped the Panthers 2-1 in Charlottetown. Zoe Brockbank found the back of the net twice for Moncton, with Caitlyn McCloskey scoring the lone goal for UPEI.


Friday, Sept. 20
Cape Breton 3 at Saint Mary's 0
Dalhousie 0 at Acadia 1

Saturday, Sept. 21
Memorial 3 at UPEI 1
StFX 0 at Mount Allison 0

Sunday, Sept. 22
Memorial 2 at Mount Allison 0
Moncton 2 at UPEI 1
Cape Breton 1 at Acadia 2
StFX 3 at UNB 3
Dalhousie 5 at Saint Mary's 0

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