Mohawk women steal way to victory

Mohawk’s Mountaineers teams won three of four games on opening day play at the Ontario Colleges Athletic Association Curling Championships at Sault Ste. Marie on Thursday (Feb. 16).

The Mountaineer women, skipped by first-year student Sandy Toole, pulled off a sensational comeback in their only game of the day. They trailed Confederation College of Thunder Bay, 6-1, after five ends, but scored two in the 6th end, stole one in the 7th and two more in the 8th to force an extra end. They then stole a single to win 7-6.

Other members of the Toole rink include vice Jennifer Montgomery, second Christine Moore and lead Sarah McFarlane.

The Mohawk women next play Friday (Feb. 17) versus Sault College.

The Mountaineer men had three games on day one and finished 2-1.

The Wesley Steen rink dropped their opener, 6-3, to Confederation, but bounced back to down Fleming College of Lindsay, 8-3, despite falling behind 2-0 in the first end.

It was a similar scenario against Sault College. The hosts led 2-0 after the first end, but then it was all Mohawk the rest of the way, en route to a 7-2 decision.

Other members of the Mountaineer foursome include vice Cody Strong, second James Maslen and lead Jordan Crockett. Luc Seguin is also with the rink as a spare.

The men also play on Friday against Niagara.