For the third women’s provincial in a row, Team Silvernagle is off to the finals.
At the page playoff between Team Silvernagle and Team Anderson at the 2019 Viterra Scotties Women's Provincials on Jan. 26, Team Silvernagle won 8-3.
“We played well and capitalized whenever they made a mistake, so things went our way today,” said Robyn Silvernagle, Team Silvernagle’s skip.
Sherry Anderson, Team Anderson’s skip, said her team didn’t put enough pressure on the opposition and had too many misses.
“We weren't quite as sharp as we had been the last few games, so we got to come out and regroup and play like we were playing the last few games and be a little sharper.”
Team Silvernagle scored two points in the second end. Team Anderson answered back with two points in the third end. In the fifth end, Team Silvernagle scored two more points, followed by one point in the seventh end for Team Anderson.
It was when Team Silvernagle scored three points in the eighth that defined the game for them.
“When we got our three, we knew we were in very good control,” Silvernagle said.
The ninth end continued to go Team Silvernagle’s way.
“Kara [Thevenot, Team Silvernagle’s lead] put those two rocks just perfect in the four foot on the ninth and it was like, all right, she's really going to have to fight to get some points here,” Silvernagle said. “The girls did a great job to put all their rocks in the places that we needed them."
By the end of the ninth, Team Silvernagle added one more point to the scoreboard.
Silvernagle said her team will practice in the morning and then spending some time with their families, taking their mind off curling before the final and then be really focused on the ice.
“We’ll just do what we came here to do, and play well, that's really all we can do.”
Team Anderson is still in the tournament. They will face Team Streifel in the semifinals.
“It would have been nice to be in the final but as long as we win the game tomorrow in the semis, I don't mind going back into the final after having played in the morning,” Anderson said.