Mounties nip X-Women 2-1 in shootout

Photo credit MtA Sports Information
Photo credit MtA Sports Information

Sackville, NB – The Mount Allison Mounties defeated the StFX X-Women 2-1 in a shootout Friday night at the Tantramar Civic Centre.

It was a tough first period, with both teams coming out strong. The Mounties had a couple scoring opportunities on the power play, with strong shots from Maddy Koughan and Sam Jarron.

The X-Women also had some scoring opportunities, with shots from Kate Gotaas and Josie Chisholm. After the first period, the X Women led the shot count 10-7, with still no score.

The second period started off with a great scoring opportunity by Koughan, but it was StFX's Carly Burrows who found the back of the net to give X a 1-0 lead.

The X-Women dominated most of the second period, increasing their shots to 20 over the Mounties.

A couple penalties to Chishlom and Thomas gave the Mounties a 5 on 3 power play, but no success and the period ended with StFX leading 1-0.

The beginning of the third period saw both teams being aggressive with the puck. With a pass up the ice to Lauren Shaw, the Mounties were able to tie up the game 1-1 with 15 seconds left in the game.

After no scoring in overtime and double overtime, the Mounties and X-Women faced off in a shootout.

Maddy Koughan was the lone scorer in the shootout to lead the Mounties to their first win of the season.

Mount Allison will be back in action Sunday afternoon for a game in Fredericton against the UNB Reds.

The X-Women travel to Halifax on Saturday for a 7:00 pm game against Saint Mary's.


Courtesy Mount Allison Sports Information