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Huskies drop Rugby home-opener to USports No. 8 Acadia 

Huskies drop Rugby home-opener to USports No. 8 Acadia 

HALIFAX, N.S. —The Acadia Axewomen defeated the Huskies Sunday afternoon, 77-17 from Huskies Stadium. 

Acadia, ranked eighth in U SPORTS, opened up the scoring with an early try and missed the convert and led 5-0.  

The Axewomen extended their lead to 10-0 with another try but struggled with their kicking game with 26 minutes left in the half. 

Acadia's third try came as the Axewomen took advantage of a line break and led 15-0. 

Five more tries and made converts saw Acadia lead 48-0 with seven minutes left in the first half. 

Saint Mary's scored their first try off a missed tackle and a great line break and trailed Acadia 48-5 as the convert attempt rattled off the goal bar. 

SMU scored a late try as the first half expired and trailed Acadia 48-10 at half. 

The Axewomen would outscore Saint Mary's 29-7 in the second half and held on for the 77-17 victory. 

Acadia improves to 2-0 on the year while SMU drops to 0-2 in conference play.  

Up next for Acadia is a Top-10 road trip versus the U SPORTS No. 2 ranked StFX on Saturday, September 22th while SMU plays hosts to 0-2 UPEI September 23rd. 

Both matches are set for 2:00 p.m. 

Submitted by Dominic Nolasco, SMU Communications 

Photo Nick Pearce