(Halifax, NS) The Saint Mary's Huskies defeated the Saint Francis Xavier X-Women 2-1 Saturday afternoon at Alumni Arena.
Both teams were unable to get on the board in the first period. In the second period, Saint Mary's broke the deadlock when Mary Worndl (Kitchener, ON) scored on a backhand in front at 7:34 on the powerplay to make it 1-0. The goal was unassisted. The Huskies added to the lead when Caitlyn Schell (Waterford, ON) tallied in the slot at 12:12 to make the score 2-0 after 40 minutes, with the lone assist going to Brianna Soper (Oshawa, ON). In the third, the X-Women got back in it when Sarah Bujold (Riverview, NB) potted a marker in the slot with their goalie pulled at 18:51 to get it to 2-1, but that was as close as they would get. Nicole Hallaway (Smiths Falls, ON) got the sole assist.
The Huskies outshot the X-Women 29-23. Subway player of the game Rebecca Clark (Keswick, ON) made 22 saves to get the win in net. Sojung Shin (Seoul, South Korea) stopped 27 shots in net for the X-Women.
The Huskies are back in action this Wednesday when they visit the Dalhousie Tigers at 7:00 pm at the Halifax Forum. The X-Women's next game is tomorrow when they host the Universite De Moncton Aigles Bleues at 2:00 pm.
Source SMU communications, and photo Nick Pearce