Mohawk women off to perfect curling start

The Mohawk women’s team is off to a 2-0 start after day one of the Ontario Colleges Athletic Association Curling Championships in Sault Ste. Marie, Thursday (Feb. 18).

The Jenna Harrington skipped Mountaineers opened with a 7-6 win over Peterborough Fleming, stealing the winning point in the eighth and final end. The second game was much easier for the Mohawk women as they scored in each of the first five ends en route to an 8-1, six-end victory over Algoma University.

The Mohawk men split a pair of decisions. Patrick Adams’ rink led 5-2 after four ends, but Niagara stormed back for an 8-6 win in their opener. The Mountaineers bounced back in their second game, whipping Lindsay Fleming 9-4 in seven ends. Mohawk scored four in the fourth end to break up a tight contest.

The Mohawk mixed rink, led by Nevin Breedon, had two drastically different games to finish the opening day at 1-1. After giving up three points in the first end, the Mountaineers scored four times in the sixth end and then stole two in each of the seventh and eighth ends in their 12-7 triumph over host Sault College. However, the second game was a six-end nightmare, as Peterborough Fleming strung together a pair of four enders and a six ender, enroute to a 19-1 romp.

Play resumes Friday at 8 a.m. and continues until Sunday at the Soo Curlers Club.