(HALIFAX, N.S.) In rainy and windy conditions, the visiting UPEI Panthers defeated the SMU Huskies 43-27 in Atlantic University Sport women's rugby action Sunday afternoon.
UPEI came out strong in the 1st half building a quick 12-0 lead with two long runs for tries.
The Huskies got on the scoring board with a try on a hard fought possession to trim UPEI's lead12-5.
UPEI answered right back for a 17-5 lead. Both teams traded tries to end the half with UPEI kicking two converts for a 24-10 half time lead.
Opening up the 2nd half, both teams traded tries for a UPEI 29-17 cushion.
Each team had two more tries to end the game with the Panthers making two converts in the half for a 43-27 win.
UPEI beat Saint Mary's 54-12 two weeks ago and the Huskies have improved overall in their last two games; with today's 2nd half score being 19-15.
Saint Mary's returns to action Sunday October 19th at 2pm when they travel to STFX.