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P.E.I. gets first win at Scotties

Skip Robyn MacPhee releases a shot during the recent 2017 Scotties provincial women’s curling championship at the Silver Fox Curling and Yacht Community Complex in Summerside.
Skip Robyn MacPhee releases a shot during the recent 2017 Scotties provincial women’s curling championship at the Silver Fox Curling and Yacht Community Complex in Summerside.

ST. CATHARINES, ONT. – Team P.E.I. stole its way to win No. 1 at the 2017 Scotties Tournament of Hearts.

The Les Rogers-coached Robyn MacPhee rink from the Charlottetown Curling Complex scored seven points without the hammer en route to a 9-4 victory over Nova Scotia’s Mary Mattatall in Tuesday morning’s draw at the Canadian women’s curling championship.
MacPhee’s teammates are third stone Sarah Fullerton, second stone Meaghan Hughes, lead Michelle McQuaid and fifth player Rebecca Jean MacDonald.
P.E.I., which lost back-to-back 8-7 decisions to Team Canada’s Chelsea Carey and Quebec’s Eve Bélisle on the final shot of its two previous games, will take a 1-4 (won-lost) record into Tuesday afternoon’s draw against British Columbia’s Marla Mallett (0-5).

The Les Rogers-coached Robyn MacPhee rink from the Charlottetown Curling Complex scored seven points without the hammer en route to a 9-4 victory over Nova Scotia’s Mary Mattatall in Tuesday morning’s draw at the Canadian women’s curling championship.
MacPhee’s teammates are third stone Sarah Fullerton, second stone Meaghan Hughes, lead Michelle McQuaid and fifth player Rebecca Jean MacDonald.
P.E.I., which lost back-to-back 8-7 decisions to Team Canada’s Chelsea Carey and Quebec’s Eve Bélisle on the final shot of its two previous games, will take a 1-4 (won-lost) record into Tuesday afternoon’s draw against British Columbia’s Marla Mallett (0-5).

Against Nova Scotia (1-4), P.E.I. stole a single point in the third end and three in the fourth to take a 4-0 lead.
Nova Scotia got three back in the fifth to close to within 4-3, but P.E.I. counted a deuce coming out of the break, and then stole a single point in the seventh and two more in the eighth. Nova Scotia counted one in the ninth to close out the scoring.

Members of the Robyn MacPhee rink chat during a break in the action during the 2017 Scotties provincial women’s curling championship at the Silver Fox Curling and Yacht Community Complex in Summerside recently. From left: Meaghan Hughes, second stone; Michelle McQuaid, and Sarah Fullerton, third stone.

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