- March 01, 2012 - 07:20
MUN actually lost all four games to Acadia, not two. They had all kinds of trouble against Acadia's 2-2-1 press which isn't surprising given that they have had trouble handling pressure for the last two years. It almost cost them both games at UPEI at the end of January; 47 turnovers in two games. Fortunately, X doesn't apply nearly as much pressure as they did last year. Despite Acadia's gaudy record, it's an unusually weak year for the AUS and any team is capable of beating anyone else on a given day so Partridge's optimism is not unfounded. However, given the team's inconsistency, it seems highly unlikely that it can beat Acadia and then Cape Breton or SMU in less than 24 hours. Although they had a rough start to the season due to some roster turnover from last year, Cape Breton should be favoured to win their fourth straight title.