Acadia Axewomen defeated the Halifax Explosion 8-1 Oct. 20 at the Acadia arena.
The first period was evenly played with both teams having chances, but both goalies kept the score 0-0 until late in the period, when Acadia scored to go up one at the end of the period. In the second, Acadia found their stride and struck for five goals. The third was evenly played with Halifax scoring their lone goal and the Axewomen adding two more.
Leading the way for the Axewomen was Carlie Visser with a hat trick, Jessica Avery and Chelsey Wilkins contributing with two goals each and Sam Hawes adding a single goal.
Sarah Ginson tallied the lone marker for the Halifax Explosion.
Mel Keats stopped 32 of 40 shots for Halifax and for Acadia, Max Denley and Jessica Enman combined to shut down Halifax stopping 26 of 27 shots.
This weekend, the Acadia Axewomen will be hosting UNB Reds for a pair of games, Oct. 26 at 9 p.m. and on Sunday at 12:45 p.m. Both games will be played at the Acadia Arena.