WOLFVILLE, NS – The U SPORTS No. 1 ranked StFX X-Women finished the AUS regular season with a 6-0 record, capped by a 51-12 win over the second place Acadia Axewomen.
Joanna Alphonso, the 2016 AUS most valuable player, led StFX by posting three tries in the win.
The Axewomen opened the game with an early try by Bailey Dembicki on a series that showcased great passing and outside play. Laura Pfleiderer converted the try.
The X-Women responded ten minutes later, when Miranda Sample scored an unconverted try to close the Axewomen lead to 7-5.
Trailing 12-7, Acadia responded four minutes later when senior Tamara Dondi picked up a lose pass by Laura Pfleiderer and tied the game at 12.
A strong inside game led by Alphonso began to dominate the last twenty minutes of the first half. Alphonso posted her first of three tries at the 22-minute mark, off of a quick pop from the line-out as she rumbled 35 yards for the score and a 17-12 lead.
The X-Women would maintain the lead over Axewomen for the remaining 58 minutes of play.
Alphonso scored her last two tries in the opening 13 minutes of the second half with Danielle Franada converting one, to give the X-Women a commanding 39-12 lead.
The AUS semi-final game between UPEI and Acadia will be played Friday, October 20th at 6:00 pm at Acadia's Raymond Field. The winner will advance to meet the first place X-Women in the Subway AUS championship game on Friday, October 27th at 6:00 pm at StFX Oland Stadium in Antigonish.
ACA 1 min. Try by Bailey Dembicki, converted by Laura Pfleiderer
StFX 11 min. Try by Miranda Sample
StFX 13 min. Try by Hannah Ellis, converted by Danielle Franada
ACA 17 min. Try by Tamara Dondi
StFX 22 min. Try by Joanna Alphonso
StFX 28 min. Try by Amelia Hatfield
StFX 34 min. Try by June Beals
StFX 48 min. Try by Joanna Alphonso
StFX 53 min. Try by Joanna Alphonso, converted by Danielle Franada
StFX 70 min. Try by Carleigh Walters
StFX 74 min. Try and converted by Danielle Franada