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Women’s soccer wins, ties on road

The UNB Varsity Reds women’s soccer team remains unbeaten on the season following a four-point weekend on the road.

The Reds travelled to Antigonish on Friday and defeated the St. Francis Xavier X-Women 3-1. On Sunday, the team collected a point in a 2-2 tie against the Mount Allison Mounties.

UNB now has a 5-0-2 record and sits first in the Atlantic University Sport standings with 17 points. The team only had four wins and 14 points all of last season.

In Friday’s match, the Varsity Reds surrendered the first goal in the third minute as StFX’s Margaux Fraser scored.

Despite giving up the goal, UNB controlled much of the play in the first half. In the 38th minute, Lucy Parkin sent a long pass through some traffic and found Kayla Painter who scored to tie things at 1-1.

UNB took a 2-1 lead in the 61st minute as Sam Lagacy got around the X-Women defense and faked out goalkeeper Erin Visser.

Lagacy scored her second of the match in the 76th minute to give the Reds a 3-1 victory.

Shots in the second half were 8-1 UNB and 12-3 overall. Reds goalkeeper Sami-Jo Bell made one save in the win.

On Sunday, Eden Vanderlaan scored in the third minute to give UNB an early 1-0 lead over Mount Allison. The Reds had 10 shots in first half.

In the 33rd minute, Amanda Volcko scored on a penalty kick to tie the match at 1-1.

The V-Reds retook the lead in the 64th minute as Painter connected. But in the 90th minute, Volcko scored her second penalty kick goal of the afternoon to tie things at 2-2.

Shots in the match were 12-7 in favour of UNB. Bell made two saves in the match.

Up next for the Varsity Reds is a matchup against the Université de Moncton Aigles Bleus on Friday night in the Hub City. UNB returns home to host the Dalhousie Tigers on Sunday at 1 p.m. at BMO Centre.

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