An impressive effort
Axewomen get back on winning track with 66-0 win over Huskies
The Axewomen rugby team improve to 3-1 with their second win against the Saint Mary’s Huskies this season.
Fifth-year wing Maddie MacKenzie posted four tries, three of which came in the closing minutes of the second half.
Former UPEI Panther Alysha Corrigan scored in the opening minute of the game on a long 20plus metre run across the goal line for the first of 12 Axewomen tries.
Not until nearly 27 minutes later did the Axewomen post another try. Sarah Boudreau started a wave of tries that followed.
Within the last 12 minutes of the opening half, three additional tries to Boudreau’s were scored by MacKenzie, and second year Axewomen Laura Pfleiderer and Emilie Merilainen.
The Huskies trailed Acadia 27-0 at the half.
First-year prop Valerie Wideski scored her first try of the season, which was converted by Pfleiderer in the opening two minutes of the second half.
Madison Firth and Sarah Roblin added two tries (not converted) to give the Axewomen a commanding 44-0 lead with 30 minutes remaining in the game.
MacKenzie’s last three tries came in the last 17 minutes of the match. Keisha Kane split the second last and last MacKenzie tries to give the host Axewomen a 66-0 win over the winless Huskies.
Alysha Corrigan runs with the ball against the visiting Saint Mary’s Huskies.
Keisha Kane looks to gain some ground for the Axewomen under heavy pressure from SMU.
Laura Pfleiderer sprints by a pack of SMU players.