Thursday, April 17, 2014

Horgan wins opener

The Tracy Horgan rink from Sudbury, which features Devlin curler Jenna Enge at second, began defence of their Ontario Scotties Tournament of Hearts title on a winning note last night in Waterloo.
Horgan, who also is joined by third Jennifer Horgan and lead Amanda Gates, opened round-robin play last night in convincing fashion with a 9-3 win over Krista McCarville (Thunder Bay) in eight ends.

Leading 3-0 after two ends, the defending champs picked up a three-ender in the fourth end to jump out to a commanding 6-1 lead—and were in control of the game from that point on.
Meanwhile, Marlo Dahl’s Thunder Bay rink, which features former Stratton resident Angela Lee-Wiwcharyk at third, lost 5-4 to Jacqueline Harrison (Brantford) in their opening game last night.
The Dahl foursome, which also includes second Stephanie Davis and lead Kim Zsakai, had a chance to win with the hammer in the 10th but ended up giving up a steal of one.
Following the first draw of the nine-game round-robin, Horgan was in a tie for first with Cathy Auld (Mississauga), Sherry Middaugh (Coldwater), Rachel Homan (Ottawa), and Harrison.
Dahl, McCarville, Julie Hastings (Thornhill), Kendra Lilly (North Bay), and Jill Mouzar (Don Mills) will be searching for their first wins today.
Round-robin play resumed at 2 p.m. (EST), with Horgan taking on Lilly and Dahl going up against Middaugh.
Tonight’s draw, which gets underway at 7 p.m. (EST), is headlined by a rematch of last year’s provincial final between Horgan and Homan.
Dahl will go up against McCarville.
Round-robin play runs through Friday, with the final set for Sunday at 4 p.m. (EST).
The winner will represent Ontario at this year’s Scotties Tournament of Hearts, which is set for Feb. 16-24 in Kingston.

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