Friday 26 October 2012

X-Women teach Tommies a lesson

The Lady Tommies found out the hard way that you have to play a complete 60 minutes or else!  STU also learned that the St-FX X-Women are for real and got thumped 6 to 1 tonight in Antigonish.  It is probably for the best that this happened now and the new found team success is brought into focus by a seasoned winning program like X.

The first period saw St. Thomas jump out in front early as Kayla Blackmore scored at 6:47 from Erin MacIsaac.  STU controlled much of the play in the opening frame and out shot X 9 to 7.  All looked good but this was as good as it would get on the night.  St-FX woke up.

The X-Women would score three in the second and three in the third to cement the victory and would out shoot the Tommies 28 - 18.  Julia Shurun was tagged with the loss but could hardly be faulted as most -  less one - of the goals were rockets or top shelf bullets.

Game notes:

STU was without veteran defensewoman Courtney Fox due to academic commitments.  Amy Duffield played her first regular season game in relief.

Rookie forward Emily Ryan was out due to illness.  The lines were not as fluid this evening as they had been in the past several games.  This of course may have been caused more by X than by STU.

This is the Tommies first regulation loss of the season.  Benchmark it and learn.  Here is the team you want to beat, learn from it.  The X-Women will be in Fredericton on November 16th, lets see what the Lady Tommies do between now and then.

1 comment:

  1. Glad the goals on the Tommies were as a result of good play on the part of X. Remember that the Tommies took it to X last year at the end of the season.