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McCarville wins two and is back in contention at the Scotties

At 3-2, Team Northern Ontario still has some work to do, but is in the playoff hunt in Calgary.
Team Northern Ontario, Fort William Curling Club, Thunder Bay, skip Krista McCarville follows ehr shot in draw seven, the 2024 Scotties (Andrew Klaver/Curling Canada)

CALGARY – Krista McCarville turned things around in a hurry on Sunday.

The Thunder Bay skip won a pair of games on Day 4 of the Scotties Tournament of Hearts in Calgary, beating Prince Edward Island’s Jane DiCarlo 9-5 in the morning draw and following up with an 8-3 win over Newfoundland and Labrador’s Stacie Curtis in the evening draw.

The wins improved McCarville’s record to 3-2 and puts her squarely back in playoff contention.

McCarville, lead Sarah Potts, second Ashley Sippala and third Andrea Kelly took control of their match in the fifth end, scoring a pair to go up 4-2. After Curtis got one back in the sixth, the two team blanked the seventh, which worked out just find for Team Northern Ontario.

The eighth end set up perfectly for them and McCarville maneuvered her way to score three, upping her lead to 7-2.

They’d steal one more in the eighth and the two sides shook hands.

Against P.E.I. earlier in the day, McCarville scored three in back-to-back ends after giving up a deuce in the second to trail 2-0 in the early stages of the match.

In other Draw 9 play, four-time defending champion Kerri Einarson improved to 4-1 with a 10-4 win over P.E.I. a match that also ended after eight ends.

Quebec’s Laurie St-Georges handed Manitoba’s Kaitlyn Lawes her third loss in four outings downing the 10-time Scotties vet and two-time Olympic champion 7-5.

St-Georges improved to 3-1.

Alberta’s Selena Sturmay picked up her third win in four tries, doubling up Saskatchewan’s Skyler Ackerman, who slipped to 3-2, tied with McCarville in fourth.

The top three teams from each pool advance to the Scotties playoffs.

McCarville faces off against Sturmay on Wednesday morning at 10:30 a.m., and plays St-George in Wednesday's evening raw. She wraps up the round-robin on Thursday against Lawes.

Leith Dunick

About the Author: Leith Dunick

A proud Nova Scotian who has called Thunder Bay home since 2002, Leith is Dougall Media's director of news, but still likes to tell your stories too. Wants his Expos back and to see Neil Young at least one more time. Twitter: @LeithDunick
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