Curling Mountaineers improve to 3-2

Mohawk women remain in the running at the 2012 Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association Curling Invitational National Championship in Peterborough.

Sandy Toole’s Mountaineer rink just got by Ontario Colleges Athletic Association gold medalist Sault College, 8-7, in a real see-saw battle, scoring one with the hammer in the 10th end on Thursday night (March 22).

Mohawk, which lost to the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT) in the morning draw, bounced back with a pair of wins Thursday. They downed previously unbeaten Seneca in the late afternoon round before knocking off the Sault in the final draw of the day.

Fanshawe is tied with NAIT atop the standings with 4-1 records. Mohawk, Seneca and Grande Prairie Regional College are all 3-2. Humber is 2-3, Sault College 1-4 and host Fleming is 0-5.

Friday, the Mountaineers face Humber at 7:30 a.m. then take on Fleming at 3:30 p.m. to end round-robin play. .Saturday has 8 a.m. and noon set aside for any tiebreakers. Otherwise the semi finals will go at noon with the gold medal game at 4 p.m.

The Mohawk foursome beat Seneca 8-2 in eight ends.

Mohawk jumped out to a 4-0 lead after three ends. Seneca cut the deficit in half after six ends, but the Mountaineers scored a single in the seventh and then stole three in the eighth.

Earlier in the day, the Mohawk rink dropped a 9-7 verdict to the Northern Alberta. Mohawk gave up five points in the fourth end as NAIT jumped into an 8-2 lead which, despite a gallant effort, the Mountaineers couldn’t overcome.