OTTAWA - Krista McCarville’s road to the Olympic Games took a step in the right direction on Tuesday night.
The Thunder Bay skip scored three in the third end with the hammer and cruised to a 7-4 win over Owen Sound, Ont.’s Julie Tippen rink to even her team’s record at 2-2 at the Roar of the Rings Olympic women’s curling trials in Ottawa.
McCarville led 4-1 in the sixth when a steal of one pushed her lead to four. Tippin got two back in the seventh to trail 5-3, but McCarville scored a deuce in the eighth to take a 7-3 lead. The two teams shook after nine.
Tippin fell to 1-3 with the loss.
Team McCarville, which also includes lead Sarah Potts, second Ashley Sippala and third Kendra Lilly, will take Caledon, Ont.'s Allison Flaxey (0-4) on Wednesday evening. With the victory, McCarville jumped into a tie for fourth behind Jones, Chelsea Carey (4-0) and Rachel Homan (3-1).
The top three teams make the playoffs.