Posted on: March 26, 2018
Set back for the Thompson Rivers University WolfPack at the 2018 USPORTS Women’s curling nationals.
The Corryn Brown foursome, representing TRU lost their second game in four starts as they were beaten 9-4 in eight ends by the University of Regina Cougars. The Cougars are being skipped by Haylee Jameson.
The Cougars broke open a scoreless tie with a single in the second end. TRU tied things up in the third but then Regina countered with four of their own in the fourth end. Regina saw their lead evaporate to one ( 5-4) when the WolfPack scored three in the fifth.
After the Cougars scored one in the sixth, they stole two in the seventh and one more in the eighth. The teams shook hands after that.
The Jameson foursome curled 73 per cent in comparison to TRU’s 70. Jamieson herself curled 64 per cent while Brown curled 70 per cent. The rest of the Thompson Rivers rink had success rates of 83 per cent (for lead Samantha Fisher), 73 per cent (second Dezaray Hawes) and 67 per cent (for third Erin Pincott).
TRU falls to 4-2 in the event while Regina is now 2-4.
The round robin portion of the USPORTS curling nationals winds up Tuesday afternoon (1 PM MDT) with Thompson Rivers facing Mount Allison Mounties skipped by Krista Nix. The Mounties are also 4-2 after beating the Memorial University Sea-Hawks (1-5) 9-3.
Brock University Badgers, skipped by Terri Weeks lead with a 5-1 record. They downed the Queen’s University Golden Gaels 8-4. Queens is 2-4.
Alberta Pandas raised their record to 4-2 to tie Thompson Rivers and Mount Allison for second spot with a 10-9 extra end victory over Wilfred Laurier. They dropped to 2-4.
The top four rinks after the round robin will advance to the semifinals on Tuesday evening at 7:30 pm MDT. The winners move to the gold medal matches Wednesday, March 28 th at Noon MDT. The losers of the semifinals will play for the bronze medal at the same time.
The winner of the USPORTS curling nationals will represent Canada at the Universiade Games in Russia March 2-12, 2019.