Montreal, QC – The STFX X-Women wrapped up pre-season exhibition tournament action at the Theresa Humes Cup with a 6-5 shootout victory over the Toronto Metropolitan Bold Sunday afternoon. With the win the blue and white finish with a 2-1 tournament record at the event hosted by Concordia.
The teams played to a scoreless first period with the Bold holding a 10-8 shot advantage.
They got on the board two minutes into the second period with a power play marker, but the X-Women responded with goals from Tea Pearce and Joanna Martinson.
The Bold tied it up late in the game as the scored was tied 2-2 after 40 minutes of play. The X-Women had a 12-7 shot advantage in the middle frame.
The third period saw a flurry of goals from both teams as each squad found the back of the net on three occasions.
X-Women defense Ella VandeSompel re-established the two-goal STFX lead as they were up 5-3 with six minutes to play, but TMU came back and scored a pair of goals late in the period, including one on the power play with just under a minute to play in the game.
After an overtime period didn't decide anything the teams went into a shootout.
Johnston had 19 saves in the X net as the X-Women outshot the Bold by a 32-24 margin.
The weekend games marked the final ones on the exhibition schedule for the X-Women who went 3-2 in pre-season action.
They will open AUS regular season play at home on Friday night, October 6th when they host the Mount Allison Mounties in a 6:00 pm game at the STFX Keating Centre.
Recap courtesy STFX Athletics