Saturday, February 19, 2011

Columba Cream: The Semi

Jackie Lockhart, Karen Kennedy, Kim Brewster and Sarah Macintyre had lost the Page 1-2 game and now they had their 'second life' against Anna Sloan, Claire Hamilton, Vicki Adams and Rhiann Macleod, who deposed the Eve Muirhead team in the Page 3-4.

Anna, the recently crowned Winter Universiade Champion, seemed the more confident of the skips. She had command of draw weight and, up 2-1 after seven, drew perfectly hidden with her last of the eighth. Jackie was forced to take on the second Sloan counter, and didn't get the roll she needed. Team Sloan stole a single and were ahead 3-1 with just two ends to play.

They stole a single at the ninth when Jackie was just too heavy drawing against three. Three ahead coming home, Anna held her nerve with two great takeouts, both having to scrape the guard, and ensured her team would be in the final against Hannah Fleming tomorrow.

Great stuff. Two young teams in the Scottish women's final. Dawn of a new era!

The linescore is here.

The pic of Anna Sloan is © Skip Cottage