Axewomen split weekend road trip with tie and win

The Axewomen soccer team settled for a 1-1 tie on the island versus the feisty UPEI Panthers. 

On a 29th minute corner set play, Axewoman Katie Ross connected with an oncoming Candace Conrad who took it with the head, beating keeper Amanda Stanyer for the early 1-0 advantage. 

Just two minutes later, MacVarish raced past the Acadia (1-1-1) defence and squeezed a shot past goaltender Sarah Charnock, knotting the score at one apiece.  

Stanyer played big in net for the Panthers, especially in the second half, where she denied two Axewomen scoring threats, including a diving save in extra time to preserve the 1-1 draw. 

The Axewomen out-shot the Panthers 14-3. 

In their second game of a two-day road trip, the Axewomen hand the Mount Allison Mounties their fourth loss of the 2017 season.   

Acadia took control early in the game with their speed and smart decisions. Katie Ross of the Axewomen scores the first goal, followed by a header by goal by Emily Nickerson, to commence the second half with a 2-0 lead over the Mounties.  

Acadia’s Jenna Howell scored early in the second half, giving the Axewomen a 3-0 lead and locking in the win for the Axewomen.  

The Axewomen improve to 2-1-1, while the Mounties will continue a search for their first win of the early AUS season. Acadia will head to Cape Breton for a one game road trip on Friday versus the Capers and then return on Sunday to host the Moncton Aigles Bleus starting at 1:00 p.m.