SMU Huskies

Huskies drop Rugby home-opener to USports No. 8 Acadia

Huskies drop Rugby home-opener to USports No. 8 Acadia

 (HALIFAX, N.S.)—The Acadia Axewomen defeated the Huskies Sunday afternoon, 77-17 from Huskies Stadium.

Acadia, ranked eighth in USports, opened up the scoring with an early try and missed the convert and led 5-0. 

The Axewomen extended their lead to 10-0 with another try but struggled with their kicking game with 26 minutes left in the half.

Acadia's third try came as the Axewomen took advantage of a line break and led 15-0.

Five more tries and made converts saw Acadia lead 48-0 with seven minutes left in the first half.

Saint Mary's scored their first try off a missed tackle and a great line break and trailed Acadia 48-5 as the convert attempt rattled off the goal bar.

SMU scored a late try as the first half expired and trailed Acadia 48-10 at half.

The Axewomen would outscore Saint Mary's 29-7 in the second half and held on for the 77-17 victory.

Acadia improves to 2-0 on the year while SMU drops to 0-2 in conference play. 

Up  next for the Huskies, they host UPEI September 23rd next for Acadia is a Top-10 road trip versus the number two team in the land, 2-0 StFX X-Women

Both matches are set for 2 p.m.

Dominic Nolasco, SMU Communications

Photo Nick Pearce