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Veronique Russell helped lead the Axewomen past the UPEI Panthers in Atlantic University Sport semifinal play Oct. 26 in Charlottetown.
The top two university rugby teams in Atlantic Canada will meet Sunday with a conference title on the line.
The Acadia Axewomen and St. F.X. X-Women advanced to the Atlantic University Sport final with semifinal victories Saturday in Charlottetown.
The top-seeded Axewomen defeated the UPEI Panthers 69-12. Veronique Russell, from Markham, Ont., led Acadia with three trys in the first half as the Axewomen built a 43-7 lead.
Nicole Kelly scored a try and had six converts. Victoria Fink, Natalie Silver, Michaela Haley, Kate Amirault, Shannon White, Clarissa MacDonald and Allison Jordan also had trys for Acadia while White added a convert.
Holly Jones had two trys for the Panthers and Emily Keen had a convert.
In the other semifinal match, the X-Women defeated the Saint Mary’s Huskies 60-15.
Acadia and St. F.X. split two games during the regular season this year with the Axewomen winning the first game of the season 44-13 Sept. 6 in Antigonish. The X-Women won 24-17 last week in Wolfville.
The X-women are the only team to win the AUS rugby championships wince women’s rugby became a fully sanctioned sport in 2002.