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Maddie MacKenzie pushes through a St. F.X. forward in the AUS championship game Oct. 27 in Charlottetown.
It took 100 minutes of play, but the X-Women eked out an overtime victory to defeat the top-seeded Axewomen and earn the conference title Sunday in Charlottetown.
Janna Slevinsky and Laura Klingenberg scored tries in the first half for Acadia, and Amber Davison converted Klingenberg's try to make the score 12-0 for the Axewomen after 40 minutes.
St. F.X. had all the offensive points in the second half with tries from Danielle Robb and Natalie Lesco and a conversion from Sabrina McDaid.
With the score tied at 12-12, the game went to two, 10-minute overtime periods. It looked like the championship might be decided on penalty kicks, but Pictou County's Emma Taylor scored the deciding try for X with a minute remaining in overtime. A conversion from McDaid made the final score 19-12 and the X-Women repeated as Atlantic University Sport champions.
Both teams were 7-1 on the regular season. Acada's first place position was decided on the teams' head-to-head point differential. Acadia was playing without conference MVP Emilie Chiasson, who was injured in the final regular season game last weekend.