Veronique Russell breaks to the outside for one of her three first half trys Saturday against the UPEI Panthers in Atlantic University Sport (AUS) semifinal action in Charlottetown.
Final slated for Sunday at 2 p.m. at UPEI
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 (AUS) 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.
Morell’s 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 while Emily Keen had a convert.
The X-Women defeated the Saint Mary’s Huskies 60-15.
Allie Munroe and Vanessa Duffley each scored two trys while Sabrina McDaid had five converts. Mia Huysmans, Miranda Sample, Natalie Lesco, Danielle Robb, Carolyn Stewart and Jaelei Meyer also had trys in the win.
Ana McBride had two trys for the Huskies while Souris’ Jorie Rose had one.
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, N.S. The X-Women won 24-17 on the last week of the regular season in Wolfville, N.S.
St. F.X. is the only team to ever win the AUS rugby championship, dating back to when it became a fully sanctioned sport in 2002.