Up and down day for Silvernagle as she splits Sunday games at Scotties

Robyn Silvernagle is still in the thick of things in her pool, but she was one shot away from being unbeaten after Sunday’s play at the Scotties Tournament of Hearts in Moose Jaw.

Playing in the afternoon draw against Team Canada’s Chelsea Carey, Silvernagle opted for a tough double takeout for the win instead of drawing for a tie which would have sent the game into an extra end.  The decision ended up being the wrong one as the North Battleford skip missed the shot giving Carey a steal of two and a 9-6 victory.  It was a decision the defending champ had no problem with.

It’s tough to win in an extra end without the hammer and it was makeable.” Carey told reporters after the game.  It looked like she missed that by a lot but she didn’t — she hits another half-inch of that and it’s made and it’s the win,”

Before the game, Silvernagle and many others at Mosaic Place were wiping away tears as Aly Jenkins was remembered with a moving tribute.   The 30-year-old Jenkins, who was the lead on the Sherry Anderson rink, died last October due to complications while giving birth to her daughter Sydney, leaving behind husband Scott and their three young children: four-year-old Brady, one-year-old Avery and now four-month-old Sydney.

Anderson says it was tremendous to see the curling community come through with support for the family.

“People get behind people, especially in Saskatchewan.” Anderson said while fighting back tears. “I don’t imagine it would make a difference if we were curlers or hockey players or volleyball players, it would have been the same. It was a very, very tragic thing that happened.

Following the loss to Carey, the Silvernagle rink had a tough start in their evening game against Lori Eddy of Nunavut as she trailed 4-0 after two, but three in the third followed by a steal of three in the 4th sent Team Saskatchewan on their way to an 11-8 win and a 2-1 record in her pool.

Alberta’s Laura Walker leads Silvernagle’s pool with a record of 3-0 followed by Northern Ontario’s Krista McCarville  and Kerri Einarson of Manitoba who are 2-0.

In Pool B, there is a four-way tie for the lead after two days as Corryn Brown (BC), Rachel Homan (Ontario), Jennifer Jones (Wildcard) and Suzanne Birt (Prince Edward Island) are all 2-1.

Monday’s play will see three draws (8:30, 1:30, 6:30) with Silvernagle playing just once as she will take on Walker in the 6:30 draw.

620 CKRM’s Sportscage will come from Mosaic Place on Monday with Derek Taylor and Mitchell Blair.  With the Regina Pats game starting at 2, the show will begin at 5 and will go until 7:30.

(with files from Canadian Press)


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