Halifax, N.S. - The Saint Mary's Huskies tied the StFX X-Women 1-1 in AUS women's soccer action on a beautiful Saturday afternoon at Huskies Stadium.
The game was scoreless in the first half due to a large part of the play of Huskies' keeper Ashley Blank (Cole Harbour, NS). Blank made two great saves on Kelsey Ellis (Ottawa, ON) and Amanda Smith (Ottawa, ON). Ellis had the ball passed to her in the box and Blank came out and gave Ellis no option but to shoot the ball right at her. Smith had the ball running into the right side the box. She fired a hard low-shot towards the left side of the net and Blank dove to keep it out.
Saint Mary's had an excellent chance to break-open the scoring near the end of the half. Huskies' forward Julia Dorey (Halifax, NS) passed the ball into the box to Anelise Karakostas (Victoria, BC) who then headed the ball, hitting the crossbar.
StFX opened the scoring at the 71-minute mark. X-Women midfielder Mercy Myles (Accra, Ghana) fired a shot on goal outside of the box and Blank made the save. The rebound went out to Maddy Gardner (Toronto, ON) who was one-on-one with Blank and the keeper made a diving save on her. The second rebound was followed up by Olivia Czipf (Thunder Bay, ON) who shot the ball into the net.
Saint Mary's tied the game at the 86th minute. Hannah Lawrence (Halifax, NS) got the ball to Karakostas. Karakostsas out battled a defender and fired the ball into the right corner of the net, scoring her first career AUS goal.
Ashley Blank, the Subway Player of the Game, shut the door for the rest of the match and the game ended in the 1-1 tie.
The Huskies will be back in action Sunday as they travel to Moncton. The X-Women will play at Mount Allison on Friday evening, September 21st.
Courtesy Saint Mary's Sports Information