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SMU falls to UNB

SMU falls to UNB

(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.

Both teams return to action next week with SMU visiting the Dal Tigers in the Halifax Derby on October 3rd at 5 p.m. at the Wanderers Grounds.

Acadia travels to Fredericton October 5th for a 1 p.m. match versus UNB.

Dominic Nolasco, SMU Communications

Photo Nick Pearce