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Acadia athletics roundup: soccer, football, rugby Sept. 17


The Acadia women’s soccer team is sending a message to the rest of the league: don’t let them loose near the goal.

The Axewomen scored a pair of wins to open the regular season, blanking Saint Mary’s 6-0 Sept. 11 in Wolfville and topping Dalhousie 6-1 Sept. 13 in Halifax.

Acadia took a 5-0 lead into halftime against the Huskies, with third-year striker Meghan Earle scoring four goals and third-year midfielder Katie Ross one.

First-year midfielder Rachelle Aucoin had the only goal of the second half. Third-year keeper Emma Connell recorded the shutout.

In Halifax, Dalhousie opened the scoring on a goal by Shea Jeffrey-Novak, but the rest of the contest was all Acadia.

Fourth-year midfielder Kinsella Noseworthy-Smith led the way with three goals. Earle connected for her fifth goal in two games, and Gemma LeBlanc and Jenna Boudreau added single goals.

The Axemen played Saint Mary’s to a scoreless draw Sept. 11 and blanked Dal 3-0 Sept. 13. Keeper Nigel Goodwin recorded back to-back shutouts.

In the Dalhousie game, Andrew Snyder, Cochrane Noseworthy-Smith and Sam Gillis accounted for the Acadia offence with one goal apiece.

 

Football Axemen open regular season with 31-15 win over St. F.X.

 

The football Axemen broke open a tie game at halftime, scoring 16 unanswered points in the second half to outscore St. F.X. 31-15 Sept. 12 in Wolfville.

Sabastian Robinson hauled in a pair of touchdown passes from Cody Cluett in the fourth quarter to clinch the victory. Robinson had a total of four catches for 72 yards.

Eli Prochnau had the other two Axemen touchdowns on a pair of one-yard runs.

Jeffrey Beattie and Colin Murney were both one-for-two on convert attempts, while Murney chipped in a 24-yard field goal to round out the Axemen scoring.

Cluett, in his first game back following knee surgery, completed 14 of 23 passes for 219 yards, with Robinson hjs favourite receiver.

The other offensive star of the game for the Axemen was Thomas Troop, who rushed for 145 yards on 21 carries.

Acadia linebacker Drew Morris had nine solo tackles, while linemen Jesse St. James and Adam Melanson had four solo tackles and a sack apiece.

Jaylen McRae had a 44-yard kickoff return, and Prochnau a 38-yard punt return.

Christian Ridley had both St. F.X. touchdowns, on 13 and 14-yard passes from Tivon Cook (28-35, 250). The X-men also scored a rouge, the game’s opening point.

 

Rugby Axewomen shutout UPEI 53-0

 

Acadia’s women’s rugby team is off to a good start 53-0 victory over UPEI in their home opener Sept. 13.

Maddie MacKenzie led the way offensively with three tries and one conversion.

Kelsey Brumm and Tamara Dondi had two tries each, while Laura Klingenberg and Janice Cougle had one try apiece. Jenny Matheson contributed three conversions.

“Our veterans stepped up and played well, and we have a lot of players who were kept off the scoresheet but played well,” coach Matt Durant said after the game.

“We have a lot of positive things to build on, and as the season progresses, we will get a little better.”

The Axewomen scored a pair of wins to open the regular season, blanking Saint Mary’s 6-0 Sept. 11 in Wolfville and topping Dalhousie 6-1 Sept. 13 in Halifax.

Acadia took a 5-0 lead into halftime against the Huskies, with third-year striker Meghan Earle scoring four goals and third-year midfielder Katie Ross one.

First-year midfielder Rachelle Aucoin had the only goal of the second half. Third-year keeper Emma Connell recorded the shutout.

In Halifax, Dalhousie opened the scoring on a goal by Shea Jeffrey-Novak, but the rest of the contest was all Acadia.

Fourth-year midfielder Kinsella Noseworthy-Smith led the way with three goals. Earle connected for her fifth goal in two games, and Gemma LeBlanc and Jenna Boudreau added single goals.

The Axemen played Saint Mary’s to a scoreless draw Sept. 11 and blanked Dal 3-0 Sept. 13. Keeper Nigel Goodwin recorded back to-back shutouts.

In the Dalhousie game, Andrew Snyder, Cochrane Noseworthy-Smith and Sam Gillis accounted for the Acadia offence with one goal apiece.

 

Football Axemen open regular season with 31-15 win over St. F.X.

 

The football Axemen broke open a tie game at halftime, scoring 16 unanswered points in the second half to outscore St. F.X. 31-15 Sept. 12 in Wolfville.

Sabastian Robinson hauled in a pair of touchdown passes from Cody Cluett in the fourth quarter to clinch the victory. Robinson had a total of four catches for 72 yards.

Eli Prochnau had the other two Axemen touchdowns on a pair of one-yard runs.

Jeffrey Beattie and Colin Murney were both one-for-two on convert attempts, while Murney chipped in a 24-yard field goal to round out the Axemen scoring.

Cluett, in his first game back following knee surgery, completed 14 of 23 passes for 219 yards, with Robinson hjs favourite receiver.

The other offensive star of the game for the Axemen was Thomas Troop, who rushed for 145 yards on 21 carries.

Acadia linebacker Drew Morris had nine solo tackles, while linemen Jesse St. James and Adam Melanson had four solo tackles and a sack apiece.

Jaylen McRae had a 44-yard kickoff return, and Prochnau a 38-yard punt return.

Christian Ridley had both St. F.X. touchdowns, on 13 and 14-yard passes from Tivon Cook (28-35, 250). The X-men also scored a rouge, the game’s opening point.

 

Rugby Axewomen shutout UPEI 53-0

 

Acadia’s women’s rugby team is off to a good start 53-0 victory over UPEI in their home opener Sept. 13.

Maddie MacKenzie led the way offensively with three tries and one conversion.

Kelsey Brumm and Tamara Dondi had two tries each, while Laura Klingenberg and Janice Cougle had one try apiece. Jenny Matheson contributed three conversions.

“Our veterans stepped up and played well, and we have a lot of players who were kept off the scoresheet but played well,” coach Matt Durant said after the game.

“We have a lot of positive things to build on, and as the season progresses, we will get a little better.”

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