Panthers knock off AUS leaders to sweep weekend games in Halifax

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UPEI Panthers rookie defenseman Emily March (centre) celebrates her first Atlantic University Sport goal with teammates Cassidy McCabe (right) and Corneila Geib Sunday in Halifax. The Panthers upset nationally ranked Saint Mary's Huskies 2-1.

Cornelia Geib scored the winner 1:39 into the third as the UPEI Panthers defeated the Atlantic University Sport women’s hockey conference-leading Saint Mary’s Huskies 2-1 Sunday in Halifax.

It was UPEI’s second win of the weekend, following a 1-0 shutout of Dalhousie on Saturday to end a 12-game winless streak. The Panthers improved to 4-9-3 and are two points behind Dalhousie (6-9-1) in the chase for the final playoff spot.

The Huskies are 12-4-0.

Sunday, the Huskies took a 1-0 lead 22 seconds into the second period on Mary Worndl’s unassisted goal. Ashtyn Bartlett tied it with a power-play goal four minutes later. Maggie Grimmer had the assist.

Marie Soleil Deschenes made 26 saves for the win while Rebecca Weagle sopped 13 shots in the loss.

Organizations: Atlantic University Sport

Geographic location: Halifax, Saint Mary

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