The U SPORTS No. 2 ranked StFX X-Women retained first place in the AUS standings, but it didn’t come easy as they edged the No. 8 ranked Acadia Axewomen 22-20 Sunday afternoon in the last game of the AUS regular season.
On a cool autumn afternoon the Dalhousie Tigers and StFX X-Women played out a thrilling 1-1 draw at Oland Stadium. The game was the last home game of the season for the X-Women and it was the seniors who came to the fore.
The Dalhousie Tigers stole a 4-3 shootout victory over the StFX X-Women Friday night at the Charles V. Keating Centre. Tigers goaltender Fabiana Petricca (Woodbridge, ON) turned in an impressive 58 save performance and did not allow a goal in the shootout.
The StFX X-Men outplayed the Acadia Axemen Wednesday evening at the Charles V. Keating Centre, besting the visitors 5-2 after an intense, physical game that saw a combined 74 minutes of penalties incurred.
Led by an electrifying shooting performance from tournament MVP Tristen Ross (Truro, NS), the StFX X-Men captured the 40th annual Pizza Delight X-Men Invitational basketball tournament title with an 81-69 victory over the Dalhousie Tigers, Saturday night on Coach ‘K’ Court at Oland Centre.
Keiran Burnham’s 41 yard field goal with two seconds remaining in regulation time was all the StFX X-Men needed to pull off a 33-30 win over the host Acadia Axemen in the Thanksgiving Day Subway Turkey Bowl. Burnham, who was named the Subway Player of the Game, was three-for-three on field goal attempts including the game-tying and game-winning points.
The host StFX X-Men defeated the Cape Breton University Capers 81-70 Friday night at the 40th Annual StFX Invitational basketball tournament, presented by Pizza Delight, on Coach ‘K’ Court at Oland Centre.
A power play goal by Victor Beaulac (Alexandre Bernier, Vincent Deslauriers), at 6:21 of the third period broke a 2-2 tie game and lifted the Université de Moncton Aigles Bleus (2-1-0) to a 3-2 win over the StFX X-Men (0-1-2) Friday evening at the J.-Louis-Lévesque Arena.
After leading the team to the brink of an AUS championship last season, gone are four starters and eight players in total, including former All-Canadian Kevin Bercy and AUS all-star Julius Antoine. Bercy has continued his outstanding career playing professionally in Spain. This year’s squad might be the youngest in Coach Steve Konchalski’s 44 years at StFX, with seven freshmen and an average age of less than 20 years.
In what can only be described as less than desirable playing conditions, the U SPORTS No. 2-ranked StFX X-Women defeated the host SMU Huskies 86-0 on Wednesday evening in Atlantic University Sport women’s rugby action from Huskies Stadium.
On a cool Sunday afternoon the Acadia Axewomen and the StFX X-Women played out an intriguing nil-nil draw. Anyone who previously thought that goals were necessary for an enjoyable spectacle, would have had to revise that particular notion.