X-Women begin pre-season exhibition play with wins over Hurricanes

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The StFX X-Women travelled to Charlottetown, P.E.I. this past weekend for their first pre-season exhibition action with a pair of games against the Holland College Hurricanes. With seven returners from last season's roster and an addition of six new players to the line-up, the X-Women have a good combination of youth, athleticism and size. 

The first game on Saturday afternoon saw the X-Women defeat Holland College with a final score of to 67-52 as they had evenly distributed scoring by all the players in their first exhibition outing. 

The second game on Sunday was a 67-44 victory in favour of StFX as first year head coach Lee Anna Osei noted, "we were able to improve our team defense as we looked to share the ball more, resulting in the win." Leah Fahey led all scorers in the game with 20 points.

The X-Women prepare to host their inaugural StFX Invitational tournament on October 12th and 13th, which will feature UPEI, Mount Saint Vincent and Capre Breton. Game times on Friday, October 12th at Coach K Court in the StFX Oladn Centre will feature UPEI vs Cape Breton at 6:00 pm, follwoed by the X-Women and MSVU at 8:00 pm. Saturday's games will take place at 2:00 pm (consolation final) and 4:00 pm (championship game).