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X-Women - Oct 6, 2015

Halifax, NS - On the strength of three second-half goals, the first-place StFX X-Women (5-0-1) earned a 3-0 road win over the Saint Mary's Huskies (1-5-1) in AUS soccer action Saturday afternoon.

In the 46th minute, freshman midfielder Alex Gosse (Bedford, NS) opened the scoring, on a set-up from senior forward Mary MacDonald (Kingston, ON).

Sophomore midfielder Chloe Brennan (Brookside, NS) doubled the X-Women advantage with a marker in the 69th minute.

In the 90th minute, freshman midfielder Erica van Wyk (Kanata, ON) wrapped up the scoring.

The X-Women outshot the Huskies 12-7 in the contest.

Sophomore goalkeeper Erin Visser (Whitby, ON) made three saves for the shutout and her fifth victory of the regular season.

Ashley Blank (Dartmouth, NS) made four saves for the Huskies.

Antigonish, NS - The StFX X-Women (5-1-1) have tasted defeat for the first time in AUS regular season play, dropping a 1-0 decision to the visiting Acadia Axewomen (4-1-2) Sunday afternoon at Oland Stadium.

Despite the loss, the X-Women remain at the top of the table in the conference, with 16 points, the same as the rival Cape Breton University Capers.

"I think it was a little rough. We were pretty prepared, but I think we might have been a little too prepared, and we were just a little too scared out there," sophomore midfielder Margaux Fraser (Mississauga, ON) said after the match.

"We were getting pressed really, really toughly. I think we just had a little bit of a rough time coming out of the back, which didn't create many opportunities up front."

It was the second match in less than 24 hours for the X-Women, who were coming off a Saturday road win over the Saint Mary's Huskies.

The lone goal of match came in the 34th minute, off a great individual effort from Meghan Earle (Mount Pearl, NL), who beat X-Women goalkeeper Erin Visser (Whitby, ON).

The Axewomen outshot the X-Women 20-4.

Emma Connell (Hampton, NS) made two saves for the win, while Visser turned aside 11 shots for the X-Women in the loss.

With the win, the Axewomen moved into a third place tie with the Memorial Sea-Hawks in the conference standings.

Acadia is back in action Friday, Oct. 16, at 5 p.m., when they host the Mount Allison Mounties in Wolfville.

StFX returns to the pitch on the same day and time, travelling to Sydney to face the Capers. Opening kick-off is set for 5 p.m.


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