Disastrous ninth costs MacLean
STRATFORD, Ont. – P.E.I.’s entries went winless in Monday’s play at the Canadian junior curling championships.
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The Katie Fullerton rink from the Cornwall Curling Club played for the steal in the extra end against unbeaten British Columbia in the afternoon draw, but ended up dropping a 7-6 decision to Sarah Daniels’ New Westminster rink.
Fullerton, who is 1-4 (won-lost) in women’s Pool B standings, scored two with the hammer in the 10th to force the extra end.
Matthew MacLean’s O’Leary/Cornwall rink also fell to 1-4, giving up a four-ender in the ninth end to Alex Robichaud’s Moncton, N.B., foursome in afternoon action. The 7-4 win moved Robichaud to 2-1.
The Island rinks were roughed up in Monday morning’s action. The MacLean rink fell behind 5-0 after two ends to Saskatchewan’s Jacob Hersikorn and never recovered, losing 10-3 in eight ends.
Fullerton also shook hands after eight ends, when Ontario’s Courtney Auld scored three points for a 13-5 win.
Both P.E.I. rinks scored their lone victory in Sunday night’s draw. MacLean and his teammates, third stone Alan MacLean, second stone Noah O’Connor and lead Jordan MacLean posted four deuces in a 10-4 decision over the Northwest Territories.
Fullerton recorded a 9-4 victory over Newfoundland and Labrador.
Fullerton, who throws third stones; Chloe McCloskey, who throws fourth stones; second stone Sabrina Smith and lead Aleya Quilty took advantage of the hammer to count three in the ninth end to close out the scoring.
The P.E.I. teams are back on the ice for the final draw of pool play on Tuesday evening against the Yukon representatives. Both Yukon entries were still looking for their first win heading into Monday evening’s draw.