WolfPack women’s curling moves above .500 at USPORTS Nationals

  Posted on: March 25, 2018

Samantha Fisher and Dezaray Hawes in action at 2018 USPORTS Nationals (USPORTS photo)

The Thompson Rivers University WolfPack have moved into a logjam atop of the standings after three draws of the USPORTS women’s curling nationals.

The Corryn Brown foursome downed the Brock University Badgers skipped by Terri Weeks 8-2 on Sunday (Mar 25) afternoon.   The loss was the first for Weeks and the Badgers.

Both rinks, along with Alberta, Mount Allison and Laurier are all leading the round robin standings with two wins and a loss.

TRU scored single points in the second, third and fourth ends to move to a 3-0 lead after five ends.   Brock added one in the sixth end to cut the deficit to 3-1.   The WolfPack added one point in the seventh to move to 4-1.   The Badgers closed the deficit to 4-2 with a single point in the eighth before TRU added four in the ninth to salt away the victory.

Statistically: Brown curled 86 per cent in the game. Third Erin Pincott was at 78 per cent, second Desaray Hawes curled 72 per cent and lead Samantha Fisher had a 92 per cent success rate.

The WolfPack’s second match on day two of the nationals will be at 9 pm MDT when they face Rebecca Roberts and her Memorial Sea-Hawks . Memorial is at 1-2 in the championships thus far.