Weekly university sport roundup

The fierce battle over top spot in AUS men’s hockey continues.

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The Acadia Axemen beat the Saint Francis Xavier X-Men twice this weekend (Photo courtesy of: Atlantic University Sport).

AUS men's hockey

The Acadia Axemen moved into first place after capturing three wins this week.

Last Wednesday, the Axemen got the ball rolling by beating the Dalhousie Tigers in overtime. The Axemen got the victory with only 15 players on their bench. Andrew Clark netted the overtime winner – he is currently the leading scorer in the AUS.

The Axemen then moved on to beat St. Francis Xavier's X-Men twice in a home-and-away series this past weekend.

Despite their wins, Acadia's margin for error is slim if they want to remain in the top spot. They are only one point up on the University of New Brunswick's Varsity Reds and the Aigles Blues de Moncton.

AUS women's hockey

Dal, Moncton, St. FX and St. Thomas all picked up a win and a loss, taking two of an available four points on the weekend.

The middle of the league remains very competitive as teams three through six are separated by only six points.

AUS men's basketball

A sellout crowd in Antigonish watched the X-Men get their revenge on the Cape Breton Capers by beating them 90-71 on Saturday. The Capers handed St. FX their first loss of the season a few weeks earlier. With the win, the X-Men now sit just two points back of the University of Prince Edward Island at the top of the league.

UPEI also won both their games this weekend. They do, however, have one game in hand on the X-Men.

AUS women's basketball

The Acadia Axewomen have now won eight straight games and are tied for first after defeating the Memorial Seahawks on Saturday night. Acadia is currently sharing top spot with Saint Mary's, but the Huskies have two games in hand.

AUS men's volleyball

In a league with only three teams, Dalhousie and UNB have already clinched playoff spots as Memorial has but one win in 13 games this season.

AUS women's volleyball

The Saint Mary's Huskies captured another two wins this weekend, bringing their winning streak to twelve games. Their perfect record of 12-0 leaves them six points ahead of second-place Dalhousie.

ACAA men's basketball

The King's College Blue Devils lost a key battle with the Mount Allison Mounties on Sunday in Sackville, N.B. The first half was close, but Kevin Monaghan knocked down multiple clutch three pointers in the final two quarters to give the Mounties the edge. The final score was 81-74.

The loss leaves King's in sixth, the final playoff spot in the league.

ACAA women's basketball

In women's action, STU and the Mount Saint Vincent Mystics continue to dominate the league. Both teams picked up two wins this week.

With the season drawing to a close in the coming month, the battle for the final two playoff spots will intensify. Any of the bottom four teams, including King's, Holland College, Crandall University and Nova Scotia Agricultural College, could pick up enough points to earn a spot in the Atlantic Championship.

ACAA men's volleyball

Holland College and King's both picked up two wins this weekend, helping them remain at the top of the league.

HC is undefeated so far in their seven games and continues to look for a perfect season with five games remaining.

ACAA women's volleyball

While the HC men are excelling in their league, the women have yet to earn a win in twelve games. They lost in straight sets this weekend to STU and the University of New Brunswick Saint John.

 

***For full disclosure: Sarah Kraus plays for the King's women's basketball team.

 

 

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