WINNIPEG — Undefeated Val Sweeting knocked off four-time Scotties winner Jennifer Jones Monday night to claim sole possession of first place at the Canadian Olympic curling trials.
Sweeting, who lives in Vegreville, Alta., but curls out of Edmonton, was down three early but evened things up in six and stole four in the seventh end en route to a 9-6 win over Jones.
Jones, who entered the game in a tie for first with Sweeting, now sits at 2-1 along with fellow Winnipeg skip Chelsea Carey, who knocked off Ottawa’s Rachel Homan 9-8.
Homan and the rest of the field sit at 1-2.
Saskatoon’s Stefanie Lawton picked up her first win 8-6 over Renee Sonnenberg of Grande Prairie, Alta., and Edmonton’s Heather Nedohin also picked up her first win 6-3 over Sherry Middaugh of Coldwater, Ont.
Jones took an early 3-0 lead against Sweeting but got in trouble in the fourth end and then was heavy on a draw against four in the seventh to let the younger skip steal.