Mounties women's soccer season ends with loss in AUS Quarter-final

Mounties women's soccer season ends with loss in AUS Quarter-final
 

Sydney, N.S. – Led by a hattrick from first-team all-star Amanda Smith (Ottawa, ON), the STFX X-Women scored a 4-0 victory over the Mount Allison Mounties in quarterfinal action at the 2021 Subway AUS Women's Soccer Championships early on Thursday afternoon. 

In the first half, the X-Women pressured the Mounties defense early, leading to a couple of scoring chances, including one from Brynn Jurus (Ancaster, ON), but Mount Allison goalkeeper Sophie Austin (Kanata, ON) made a diving stop with her right hand. 

STFX got on the scoreboard when Smith bested Austin with a low shot on a penalty kick. 

Moments later – the Mounties garnered their best scoring chance of the match, when AUS first-team all-star Amanda Piltzmaker (Ottawa, ON) ripped a left-footed strike that X-Women keeper Christina Gentile (Laval, QC) soared to deflect off the crossbar. 

The X-Women led 1-0 at halftime. 

Early in the second half, Smith made a nifty turn at the top of the box before striking a left-footed shot behind Austin to make it 2-0. 

Lauren Reid (Kanata, ON) gave the X-Women a 3-0 edge, when she deftly headed a cross behind Austin. 

Smith completed the three-goal effort, with just more than 10 minutes remaining, on a cross from Sarah Lapensee (Ottawa, ON). 

With the win, the X-Women earned a spot in a semi-final tilt with the top-seeded Memorial Sea-Hawks on Friday at 11:30 a.m. AST. 

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