Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Horgan in must-win situation

With only two round-robin games left at the Ontario Scotties Tournament of Hearts playdowns in Waterloo today, Tracy Horgan’s Sudbury rink needs to win out to have any chance of making the playoffs.
The defending provincial champs, which includes Devlin native and former Muskie Jenna Enge at second, entered play today in a four-way tie for fifth at 3-4.

Joining Horgan in that log-jam were Krista McCarville (Thunder Bay), Kendra Lilly (North Bay), and Jill Mouzar (Don Mills).
Rachel Homan (Ottawa) was in first place in the 10-team standings with a 7-0 record, and already has assured herself a berth in Saturday’s 1 vs. 2 Page playoff game.
Horgan, who also is joined by third Jennifer Horgan and lead Amanda Gates, opened play yesterday with an 8-2 romp over Jacqueline Harrison (Brantford) in six ends.
But the Sudbury rink then fell 8-7 to Mouzar in a tightly-contested affair.
In order to make the playoffs, Horgan will need to beat the two teams that are one spot ahead of her in the standings with identical 4-3 records.
She took on Sherry Middaugh (Coldwater) this afternoon, then will wrap up round-robin play tonight against Julie Hastings (Thornhill).
Meanwhile, Thunder Bay’s Marlo Dahl, who has former Stratton resident Angela Lee-Wiwcharyk at third, still is searching for her first win heading into action today.
The 0-7 foursome, which also features Stephanie Davis at second and Kim Zsakai at lead, went up against Hastings this afternoon before going up against Cathy Auld of Mississauga (6-1) tonight.
Barring any tiebreakers, the playoffs will begin tomorrow afternoon, with the final slated for Sunday at 4 p.m. (EST).
The winner will represent Ontario at this year’s Scotties Tournament of Hearts, which will be held Feb. 16-24 in Kingston.

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