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Lenentine into world junior curling final

Team Manitoba won the New Holland Canadian junior women’s curling championship Sunday in British Columbia. Front row, from left, are skip Mackenzie Zacharias, third Karlee Burgess, second Emily Zacharias and lead Lauren Lenentine. Sheldon Zacharias coached the team. Lenentine is from New Dominion. Curling Canada/Michael Burns
Team Manitoba won the New Holland Canadian junior women’s curling championship Sunday in British Columbia. Front row, from left, are skip Mackenzie Zacharias, third Karlee Burgess, second Emily Zacharias and lead Lauren Lenentine. Sheldon Zacharias coached the team. Lenentine is from New Dominion. Curling Canada/Michael Burns - Contributed
NEW DOMINION, P.E.I. —

New Dominion’s Lauren Lenentine and her Team Canada teammates will play for gold today in Russia.

They will play Korea at 3 a.m. Atlantic. Korea defeated Canada 7-1 in the round robin.

Canada defeated the host Russians 9-8 in 11 ends in Friday’s semifinal while Korea defeated Japan 8-4 in nine ends.

Russia opened the scoring with singles in the first two ends before Canada responded with one in the third. Russia scored a deuce in the fourth, but Canada tied it with three in the fifth.

After the home side scored a single in the eighth, Canada took the lead in the seventh with a deuce only to see the Russians tie it again in the eighth.

Canada scored a deuce in the ninth, but Russia forced an extra end with two in the 10th.

The Manitoba-based squad includes skip Mackenzie Zacharias, third Karlee Burgess, second Emily Zacharias, vice-skip Lenentine, who throws lead rocks, and alternate Rachel Erickson.
Lenentine, 19, is a student at the University of Manitoba. She was the alternate with the Nova Scotia-based Team Canada that won gold at the 2018 worlds in Scotland. Burgess played second on the Kaitlyn Jones squad.

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