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MacPhee team members credit strong chemistry as a key to success

Sarah Fullerton focuses on her shot during action in the Scotties provincial women’s curling championship at the Silver Fox Curling and Yacht Community Complex in Summerside on Sunday. Fullerton, who resides in Travellers Rest, is third stone on the Robyn MacPhee rink, which defeated Veronica Smith 7-5 to win the P.E.I. title.
Sarah Fullerton focuses on her shot during action in the Scotties provincial women’s curling championship at the Silver Fox Curling and Yacht Community Complex in Summerside on Sunday. Fullerton, who resides in Travellers Rest, is third stone on the Robyn MacPhee rink, which defeated Veronica Smith 7-5 to win the P.E.I. title.

SUMMERSIDE – It was a successful first year together for the Robyn MacPhee rink.

And although all four team members are familiar with one another, this is the first year they have played together as a team.
“It’s a new team, but it doesn’t feel like a new team,” said MacPhee. “We have gotten along great, we’ve had a great season and we are looking forward to seeing what we can do at the Scotties.”
MacPhee, third stone Sarah Fullerton, second stone Meaghan Hughes and lead Michelle McQuaid earned P.E.I.’s berth at the national Scotties Tournament of Hearts in St. Catharines, Ont., from Feb. 18 to 26 by winning the provincial women’s curling championship in Summerside on Sunday.
“It’s always exciting getting a chance to go and play at the national stage,” said McQuaid. “I’m thrilled.”
Fullerton credited a strong team chemistry as a key to the rink’s success, which included a 4-1 (won-lost) showing at the provincial Scotties.

And although all four team members are familiar with one another, this is the first year they have played together as a team.
“It’s a new team, but it doesn’t feel like a new team,” said MacPhee. “We have gotten along great, we’ve had a great season and we are looking forward to seeing what we can do at the Scotties.”
MacPhee, third stone Sarah Fullerton, second stone Meaghan Hughes and lead Michelle McQuaid earned P.E.I.’s berth at the national Scotties Tournament of Hearts in St. Catharines, Ont., from Feb. 18 to 26 by winning the provincial women’s curling championship in Summerside on Sunday.
“It’s always exciting getting a chance to go and play at the national stage,” said McQuaid. “I’m thrilled.”
Fullerton credited a strong team chemistry as a key to the rink’s success, which included a 4-1 (won-lost) showing at the provincial Scotties.

“The team dynamic is really great, and really contributes to the success we’ve had this season,” said Fullerton. “It’s going to be really special to go to the Scotties with this group of girls.”
Hughes added: “It’s great to win with this team. We’ve put a lot of time and effort in this year to make sure we played as many games as we could. . . I’m especially proud of this team and how we played.”

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