TRU curlers fall in final at women’s national championship

TRU's Corryn Brown. (TRU, Trevor Mahoney photo)

TRU’s Corryn Brown. (TRU, Trevor Mahoney photo)

UPDATE — The Corryn Brown rink lost its first game at the Canadian Interuniversity Sports curling championships today and it was a heartbreaker.

The team made it all the way to the gold-medal game before losing 7-6 to the University of Alberta’s Kelsey Rocque foursome.

Brown started strongly, scoring a deuce in the second end after blanking the first, then forced Rocque to take a single before grabbing one back.

After they traded deuces in the fifth and sixth, things were looking good for Brown, but Rocque erased TRU’s 5-3 lead with a big four in the seventh. Brown got one back in the ninth to draw back within one but Rocque cleared the decks in the 10th.

Still, a silver medal ain’t bad.

SPORTS — TRU’s Corryn Brown foursome heads into the final of the Canadian Interuniversity Sports curling championships today after demolishing the University of Prince Edward Island 10-1 in this morning’s semi final.

TRU entered the playoffs atop the standings with a perfect 7-0 record in round robin play at the Kitchener-Waterloo curling club.

The gold medal game goes at 11:30 a.m. PDT with Brown up against defending Canadian Junior women’s champ Kelsey Rocque from the University of Alberta. A win would be TRU’s first CIS championship.

The TRU team finished the round robin Friday against Guelph, jumping to a 6-2 lead before the Gryphons got a single and then sole consecutive ends in the seventh and eight. But Brown’s TRU team took back three in the ninth to sew up the win.

Alberta finished the round robin with a 6-1 record, while Wilfrid Laurier was third at 5-2. Saint Mary’s managed a single win while St. Francis-Xavier was winless.

Brown’s rink includes third Erin Pincott, second Samantha Fisher and lead Ashley Nordin.


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1 Comment on TRU curlers fall in final at women’s national championship

  1. Shirley sanderson // March 21, 2015 at 12:44 PM // Reply

    Go Brown Go!

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