WOLFVILLE, N.S. - This past weekend in Acadia soccer, the U SPORTS No. 6 ranked Acadia Axewomen remain undefeated after wins in Fredericton and Sackville, while the Axemen split the weekend road trip to New Brunswick with their first loss of the season against UNB and a win versus Mount Allison.
The Axewomen surrendered their first goal of the season, but hung on to beat the UNB Reds 2-1 Sept. 22. Allie Scovil scored her fifth goal of the season in the 36th minute and it stood as the winner as Acadia picked up their fifth consecutive win in five games.
Julea Walsh opened the scoring, in the 6th minute, converting a kick from the corner.
Scovil's goal put the Axewomen up 2-0, but the Reds raced right down the turf and countered one minute later by Jelisa Joncas.
Axewomen keeper Sarah Charnock was named the Subway Player of the Game.
In their second and final game of the weekend, the Axewomen handed the Mount Allison Mounties their fifth loss of the 2018-19 season.
Axewomen player Jenna Boudreau was the Subway Player of the Game in the 3-0 win.
The undefeated Axewomen scored 19 goals so far this season, and allowed only one goal against. They'll return to action Sept. 30 in Antigonish against the StFX X-Women at 1 p.m. Acadia hosts UNB Oct. 12 at 5 p.m.
Axemen suffer first loss of season
The U SPORTS No. 9 ranked Acadia Axemen soccer team suffered its first loss of the season at the hands of host UNB Sept. 22.
The UNB Reds rode an early goal and a late insurance marker to their first win of the season, a 2-0 upset of the first place Axemen.
Fourth-year Axemen defender Zach Visser was frustrated with the team's first loss.
"We were coming off four wins and I think some guys were starting to get a little complacent and didn't realize that games in this league were going to be tough," he said.
"That early goal really killed us. We came back after that and started taking it to them. I thought we had a lot of chances, a couple of screamers that went wide and some good crosses and opportunities, but that early goal hurt us coming out of the gate."
The Axemen rebounded from their first loss in the next game with a 2-0 win over Mount Allison.
In the 23rd minute when Spencer Buck found the back of the Mounties net on a header from a disputed freekick.
Tyler Connoly would later step up and score from the penalty dot, giving the Axemen a 2-0 lead late in the second half.
The Axemen visit the U SPORTS No. 10 ranked StFX X-Men in Antigonish Sept. 30. StFX has a 4-1-1- record, while the Axemen retain first place with a 5-1-0 record.