StFX beats SMU in season-finale

StFX beats SMU in season-finale

HALIFAX, N.S.—The visiting StFX X-Women defeated the home side SMU Huskies 49-0 on Wednesday night in Atlantic University Sport women's rugby action from Huskies Stadium.

In the final game of the regular season, the U SPORTS No. 2 ranked X-Women used eight different scorers in the contest and built a 32-0 halftime lead.

Forward Alex Hamilton (Eastern Passage, NS) opened the scoring for StFX, followed by fly half Hannah Ellis (Halifax, NS), prop Emma MacDougall (Halifax, NS) and winger Maddie Arnott (Hamilton, ON). Ellis converted her own try to round out the first half scoring.

Second half tries were added by centers Kathleen Dolan (Halifax, NS) and Maddison Stuart (Calgary, AB), no. 8 Tashayla Tynes (Halifax, NS) and second row Jade Borden-Lee (Halifax, NS).

MacDougall received Subway player of the game honours for her effort in the victory.

With the win the X-Women finish the AUS rugby season undefeated at 6-0 in first place, while the Huskies finish their season 0-6.

StFX awaits the winner of the AUS semi-final game between the Acadia Axewomen and the UPEI Panthers and will host the AUS championship game on Saturday, October 26th at 2:00 pm.

Prior to AUS playoffs the X-Women take to the road for a pair of exhibition games south of the border. On Tuesday, October 15 they will play the New York Village Lions FC, followed by a game Wednesday in Westpoint, NY against Army.


Courtesy Dominic Nolasco, SMU Sports Information