(SYDNEY, NS) The 2016 season has come to an end for the UNB Varsity Reds.
UNB fell 2-1 to the No. 4 seeded St. FX X-Women, in quarter-final play at the Subway AUS Women's Championship, at Cape Breton University.
The X-Women got on the board first, in the 16th minute with an own goal.
In a scramble in front of the UNB goal, a defender misplayed the ball backwards deflecting it into her own net.
The teams then played the rest of the first half largely in the midfield, with both teams failing to create any quality chances.
The X-Women took a 1-0 into the dressing room.
The second half saw X start to apply pressure on the Varsity Reds defense, which resulted in lots of shots on goal.
AUS 2nd team sll-star Sami Jo Bell(East Dover, NS) was forced to make many saves to keep her team in the game.
X midfielder Margaux Fraser(Mississauga, ON) finally broke through with a top corner strike in the 72nd minute to make it 2-0.
UNB was awarded a penalty in the 76th minute, and Lauren Cubbon(Saskatoon, SK) scored to get UNB within one.
X was able to hang on for the win, despite a last second play in the box by the VReds
With the victory, St. FX now faces top seed and host Cape Breton in the first semi-final game, on Friday.
Acadia and Memorial meet in the other semi-final.
RECAP AND PHOTOS BY: Cape Breton Capers Athletics