(HALIFAX, N.S.)—Visiting UNB defeated the SMU Huskies 3-0 on Saturday evening in Atlantic University Sport women's soccer action from Huskies Stadium.
Striker Abbie Sullivan (Minneapolis, MN) opened the scoring for UNB in the 4th minute off a free kick from midfielder Sylvie Fecteau (Moncton, NB).
Sullivan got just enough of the free kick to beat SMU keeper Itai Kuwodza (Harare, Zimbabwe) for a UNB 1-0 early lead.
Striker Danika Lefebvre (Fredericton, NB) scored goals two and three for UNB in a 10-minute stretch.
Her first goal came in the 8th minute as she directed Sullivan's cross from the right wing past Kuwodza for a 2-0 lead.
Her second goal was a mirror image of her first, except fullback Clarisse Ramirez (Ottawa, ON) drove down the left wing and connected with a driving Lefebvre, giving UNB a 3-0 lead in the 18th minute.
UNB tallied 11 shots compared to six for Saint Mary's in the first half, as the Reds took a 3-0 lead at half.
The second half went scoreless with UNB outshooting SMU 5-1 in the half and 16-7 for the match.
Kuwodza, making her third emergency start in a row, made five saves in the loss for SMU, who fall to 1-6-0 on the year.
Brynn Nash (Saskatoon, SK) collected four saves in nets for UNB and improve to 2-3-1 in conference play.
For her efforts, 4th year captain Fecteau was named Player of the Game.
Acadia travels to Fredericton October 5th for a 1 p.m. match versus UNB.
Dominic Nolasco, SMU Communications
Photo Nick Pearce