The Mohawk women’s curling rink turned in a strong performance, losing to their event hosts, the Humber Hawks, at the East York Curling Club Friday (Jan. 4).
Mountaineers’ coach Matt Kimber, elected to play each of the three games at the Humber Bonspiel with Alex Nunes as skip and Hanna Hack as her vice. But three other players, Sarah Ongarato, Anne-May D’Souza and Stacie Perreault played various front end spots in the competition.
Mohawk opened with a 6-5 win over Fanshawe. Coach Kimber said the team curled very well on new ice and Nunes made some great shots and stole some late ends in a timed match that lasted only seven ends.
Mohawk then whipped Fleming 8-3. “This was the best game of the day for the Mountaineer women,” said coach Kimber. “We led 8-1 after five ends and the match lasted only six ends.”
The final game turned out to be a battle of the unbeaten and host Humber came away with a 6-3 verdict. Mohawk played great through four ends, but then the Hawks stole three consecutive ends. The Mountaineers were actually set up to score two in the final end, but ran out of rocks.
But it was a good start to the invitational schedule for Mohawk, which plays host to the OCAA Curling Championship in mid-February.
Source: Al Craig