SASKATOON, Sask. – Krista McCarville’s Olympic dream remains alive.
But she needed some help on Friday afternoon.
She got it in the form of Kesley Rocque’s 8-4 win over Kerri Einarson, which dropped the two-time defending Scotties Tournament of Hearts champion to 4-4, good for a three-way tie for the third and final playoff spot at the 2021 Tim Hortons Curling Trials in Saskatoon, Sask.
McCarville, who finished play on Thursday at 4-4, ending with a disappointing 9-5 loss to Laura Walker, will take on the winner of Saturday’s first tiebreaker between Einarson and Casey Scheidegger.
The winner of the second tiebreaker will take on Jennifer Jones in the semifinal on Saturday night, for the right to play Tracy Fleury for a spot at the 2022 Winter Olympic Games.
Fleury advanced directly to the final after going undefeated in round-robin play.
On the men’s side, Sault Ste. Marie’s Brad Jacobs will take on Kevin Koe in Satuday’s semifinal, the winner getting Newfoundland and Labrador’s Brad Gushue in the championship game.