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AUS women's soccer championship: Sea-Hawks shared upset feeling with others


It’s unlikely shared misery will lessen the sting felt by the Memorial Sea-Hawks women’s soccer team, but the Sea-Hawks’ loss to the Acadia Axewomen Friday night in Sydney, N.S., in the semifinal round of the AUS championship tournament represented only a third of the upsets that made up the final three games of the event, all of which went into extra time.

Jessie Noseworthy (9) of the Memorial Sea-Hawks sends a shot towards the Acadia Axeowmen’s goal during their AUS women’s soccer semifinal game in Sydney, N/S., Friday night. A first-half goal by Noseworthy nearly stood up through the game, but Acadia got a tally late in regulation and another early in overtime for a 2-1 win.

 

Second-seeded Memorial lost 2-1 in overtime to third seed Acadia in a game the Sea-Hawks led 1-0 until the Axewomen’s Nicole Wambolt scored with two minutes in regulation and followed up with what stood as the game-winner as she delivered a second goal just three minutes into the extra frame.

Acadia would go on to lose 2-1 to the fourth-seeded St. Francis Xavier X-Women in a final that was decided on penalty kicks. St. FX advanced to the championship game with a similar victory in its semifinal, downing the host and top-ranked Cape Breton Capers 1-0 in a game that also came down to penalty kicks

In the Memorial-Acadia game, league MVP and leading scorer Jesse Noseworthy opened the scoring 17 minutes into the contest as the Sea-Hawks put on offensive pressure, outshooting Acadia 8-3 and getting no fewer than eight corner kicks. However, the Noseworthy tally was all that resulted for Memorial, and Acadia outshot the Sea-Hawks 14-5 the rest of the way.

All five games in the tournament were decided by a single goals, with the quarter-finals seeing Acadia beating Dalhousie 2-1 in overtime and St. FX shading UNB by the same score, but in regulation, the only game of the five that didn’t require extra time.

 

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