Saturday, February 21, 2015
Manitoba-Alberta Final At Scotties
Alberta’s Val Sweeting is moving on to the final at the Scotties Tournament of Hearts.
She beat Saskatchewan’s Stefanie Lawton 7-6 in semifinal play at Mosaic Place on Saturday to advance to the gold-medal game. Lawton had a chance to send the game to an extra end, but a draw to the four foot came up short giving Sweeting the victory. With her last shot, Sweeting came down to a Lawton stone in the four foot on a shot that if not made could have given the Saskatoon rink a shot at three and the win.
Olympic champion Jennifer Jones of Manitoba locked up a berth in Sunday’s final by winning the one-two Page Playoff game on Friday.
Lawton made the Mosaic Place crowd in Moose Jaw happy earlier on Saturday as she beat Canada’s Rachel Homan in the three-four Page Playoff game ending Homan's two year run as Team Canada.
The medal games will be played Sunday with Lawton facing Homan at 2 followed by the championship matchup at 7.
This year’s Scotties winner will represent Canada at the March 14-22 world women’s curling championship in Sapporo, Japan.
Over 60-thousand people have taken in the event and organizers are expecting the totals to be over 65-thousand by the time tomorrow is over.