TRU advances to play Alberta for U SPORTS women’s curling gold

By Chad Klassen
March 27, 2018 - 9:24pm Updated: March 27, 2018 - 10:30pm

KAMLOOPS — Corryn Brown’s TRU rink needed the hammer again in the 10th end to win on Tuesday night, but their second win of the day is sending them to U SPORTS women’s curling championship game.

The Wolfpack scored one in the final end to defeat Brock University 8-7 to reach the final against the University of Alberta for the third time in four years. The Pandas won 8-3 over Mount Allison in the other semi-final.

The Wolfpack gave up two to start the game, but bounced back with a deuce in the second end. TRU then stole points in back to back ends, taking two with Brock holding the hammer in the third and one in the fourth to lead 5-2.

The Badgers got to within one with a deuce in the fifth end, and after the teams exchanged single points from the sixth to the eighth end, Brock scored another two to even the game 7-7.

However, Brown, which defeated Mount Allison 5-4 with a single in the 10th earlier Tuesday, did the same to Brock to win by one again and advance to the final.

The championship final between TRU and Alberta goes at 11 a.m. on Wednesday. The Wolfpack lost in the final to the Pandas in 2015 and 2016 to the now graduated Kelsey Rocque.

A win would mark the group’s second national title after winning the Canadian Junior Curling Championship in 2013.

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