Fredericton, NB- The Dalhousie AC Rams used a first half goal from Abigail Bonnington to propel them to a 1-0 victory over the St. Thomas University Tommies Sunday afternoon at Scotiabank Park South.
The game marked the annual "Grad Game" for the Tommies, in which they honour their graduating players from this year's team. Said players for this year are Silvia Fullarton, Phoebe van der Meulen, Kianna Laurin, Leandra Upton and Louisa Hughes.
Coming into the game the Tommies sat in second place in the ACAA standings, while the Rams found themselves in sixth place.
While the Tommies controlled the pace and possession for a large part of the first half, it was the Rams who struck first as they won a free kick 30 yards out, and 3rd year winger Bonnington stepped up and hit home what would be the eventual winning goal.
"It was well placed. She managed to get it over our wall and under the cross bar," said Tommies head coach Michelle DeCourcey.
The Rams locked it down defensively in the second half to limit the Tommies chances, as they could only muster two shots on target in the second half.
"It's always tough to lose at home," said DeCourcey. "I didn't think our effort level was consistent throughout the 90 minutes, and I think that was the difference in the game."
The Tommies next chance to get into the win column will come on the road on in a midweek battle in Charlottetown when they face the Hurricanes. The Rams will play the day before against the UKC Blue Devils.