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Skip Kim Dolan, right, releases a shot as second Sinead Dolan prepares to sweep Sunday during the P.E.I. Scotties Tournament of Hearts in Montague.
Kim Dolan has forced a deciding game to determine the winner of the P.E.I. Scotties Tournament of Hearts.
Dolan defeated Suzanne Birt 8-6 in the first playoff game Monday at the Montague Curling Rink. It sets up a 3 p.m. winner take all between the same two teams.
"A lot of it is just patience... and having experience in tight games. (Bearing down) and making a clutch shot, and having the support of the team," said Dolan. "(In the final game the mindset) is to play well, have your team ready to go and put your broom in the right spots and hopefully things will fall our way."
The winner will represent Prince Edward Island at the national Scotties from Feb. 20 to 28 in Grande Prairie, Alta.
Monday morning, the teams traded deuces in the first two ends. Birt took a 3-2 lead in the fourth before Dolan scored three in the fifth to go up 5-3.
Birt scored singles the next three ends to go up 6-5, but Dolan scored a deuce in the ninth and stole one in the 10th.
"No need to panic," said Birt of her strategy for the clincher. "Stick to our game plan. Come out sharper, be alert and play the way we can."
The teams met twice Saturday in the modified triple-knockout event with Birt winning 8-5 and 10-4.