KENNETCOOK: Brittany Parks of Kennetcook left a good impression to cap off her Atlantic University Sport (AUS) season.

The Hants North Flames senior girls soccer team alum scored the game winning goal in the shootout as her St. F.X X-Women edged Acadia Axewomen 2-1 (3-2 in shootout) in the championship final on Nov. 6.

Parks, a midfielder, was the third straight shooter to find the back of the Acadia net in the final for the Antigonish-based X-Women. Their final two shooters missed, while only two of the five Acadia shooters beat X-Women goalie Erin Visser, who replaced game MVP Nicole MacDonald with 1:20 left in game regulation.

She started in all three games for the X-Women in the AUS Championship, played at CBU Field in Sydney. St. F.X earned 2-1 and 1-0 wins over UNB and top ranked CBU to get into the championship against Acadia, who came into the tournament ranked third. They secured their final berth by beating Memorial, who was second, 2-1 in overtime.

The X-Women finished fourth in the regular season standings.

On the season, Parks played in all 12 of the X-Women’s games, recording an assist and four shots on goal.

Both Parks and the X-Women and Axewomen advance to the U Sports national championship, St. F.X as AUS champions and Acadia as tournament hosts as the eight-team event scheduled to be held Nov. 10-13 in Wolfville at Acadia University.

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