It was a loss they couldn’t afford to take.
The Tracy Horgan rink from Sudbury, with Devlin’s Jenna Enge playing second, fell 8-6 to Cathy Auld (Mississauga) in the second of three draws Friday at the 2014 Ontario Scotties provincial women’s curling championship in Sault Ste. Marie.
Horgan finished tied for fifth with Auld at 5-4—one win short of forcing a tie-breaker with Kendra Lilly (North Bay), who clinched the fourth and final playoff berth with an 8-5 victory over Ashley Kallos (Thunder Bay).
Allison Flaxey (Listowel) wound up capturing the provincial title with a 7-5 triumph over Julie Hastings (Thornhill) in yesterday’s final.
The Scotties Tournament of Hearts takes place Feb. 1-9 in Montreal.