Hawks open CIS curling championship with win
EDMONTON – The Golden Hawk women’s curling
team opened the 2010 CIS Championship tournament with a 9-3 victory
over the Waterloo Warriors.
The game is the first of a five-pool play system for the team. Laurier continues with a game at 9:00 a.m. (local time) against the University of Prince Edward Island Panthers.
“It was a good start to the championship,” commented Inglis post game. “We were really hoping for a win to get the Nationals started off well.”
Laurier opened up the contest picking up a single point in the first end before Waterloo evened it up at singles in the second end. The third however saw skip Danielle Inglis (Kleinburg, Ont.) make a key shot to grab two and what would be the lead for the balance of the game.
Waterloo had trouble in the fourth end as they put the rock through the house and Laurier stole two. The following two ends also saw late errors by Waterloo, which resulted in single point steals for the Hawks. The Warriors eventually picked up two in the seventh end before Laurier ended it in the eighth with another pair.
“It’s a good feeling to beat them,” said Inglis referring to the trouble Waterloo has given the program all season including a loss in the provincial championship game 6-5. “We came our sharper and we made sure that we played our best.”
The Hawks will play two games on Thursday while the men’s program will open it’s competition schedule as well. For up to date information visit us online at www.laurierathletics.com
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