Posted on: March 28, 2018
Make it three silver medals for Corryn Brown and her Thompson Rivers University WolfPack women’s curling rink. For the third straight time, the WolfPack were on the short end of a USPORTS women’s curling gold medal match to the University of Alberta Pandas.
On Wednesday (Mar 28), the WolfPack fell to Alberta 6-3. The teams shook hand after the ninth end.
Brown and the WolfPack also lost to Alberta in the gold medal match in 2014-15 and 2015-16. Those years, the Pandas were skipped by Kelsey Rocque. This time around, Alberta was skipped by Kristen Streifel.
The WolfPack had the hammer to begin the game and scored one in the second and stole another in the third end to jump out to a 2-0 lead.
Alberta scored a deuce in the fourth end to tie things up and then stole in the fifth and sixth ends to move up 4-2.
Thompson Rivers added one more in the seventh end to cut the deficit to 4-3 but Alberta scored another two in the ninth end to take a three point lead.
Alberta had a team percent of 85 per cent in the gold medal match while TRU curled 81 per cent.
The WolfPack foursome consisted of lead Samantha Fisher (who curled 81 per cent), second Dezaray Hawes (90 per cent in the final), third Erin Pincott (81 per cent) and skip Brown (71 per cent).
This was the last go-round for Brown and her rink at the University level. Brock University Badgers captured the bronze medal with a 12-2 win over the Mount Allison Mounties. That game went only six ends.
Alberta captured both the women’s and women’s championships and not only captured the USPORTS title but will also represent Canada at the World Universiade games next March in Russia.
EXTRA ENDS: Three members of the WolfPack were named All-Canadians. Lead Samantha Fisher was named to the first USPORTS allstar team. Third Erin Pincott and skip Corryn Brown were second team USPORTS All-Canadians.