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P.E.I. drops another heart-breaker at Scotties

Lead Michelle McQuaid, left, and second stone Meaghan Hughes of the Robyn MacPhee rink sweep a rock during the recent 2017 Scotties provincial women’s curling championship at the Silver Fox in Summerside. The MacPhee rink is representing P.E.I. at this week’s Canadian women’s curling championship in St. Catharines, Ont.
Lead Michelle McQuaid, left, and second stone Meaghan Hughes of the Robyn MacPhee rink sweep a rock during the recent 2017 Scotties provincial women’s curling championship at the Silver Fox in Summerside. The MacPhee rink is representing P.E.I. at this week’s Canadian women’s curling championship in St. Catharines, Ont.

ST. CATHARINES, ONT. – The Robyn MacPhee rink from the Charlottetown Curling Complex suffered its second heart-breaking loss in less than 24 hours on Monday afternoon.

After coming up on the short end of an 8-7 decision to Team Canada’s Chelsea Carey at the 2017 Scotties Tournament of Hearts on Sunday night, Eve Bélisle drew to the four-foot on her final shot to edge the P.E.I. representative by another 8-7 score on Monday afternoon. It was P.E.I.’s only game of the day.
Team MacPhee’s record is 0-4 (won-lost) at the Canadian women’s curling championship.

After coming up on the short end of an 8-7 decision to Team Canada’s Chelsea Carey at the 2017 Scotties Tournament of Hearts on Sunday night, Eve Bélisle drew to the four-foot on her final shot to edge the P.E.I. representative by another 8-7 score on Monday afternoon. It was P.E.I.’s only game of the day.
Team MacPhee’s record is 0-4 (won-lost) at the Canadian women’s curling championship.

Against Quebec, the MacPhee rink trailed 5-1 after three ends and 7-4 after ends. A three-ender by P.E.I. in the eighth end and a blank ninth set the stage for the dramatic finish.
MacPhee, third stone Sarah Fullerton, second stone Meaghan Hughes, lead Michelle McQuaid and fifth player Rebecca Jean MacDonald will look to get into the win column at the Canadian women’s curling championship on Tuesday, when they play Nova Scotia’s Mary Mattatall and British Columbia’s Marla Mallett.
In other games, P.E.I. lost 8-3 to Ontario’s Rachel Homan and 9-4 to Kerry Galusha of the Northwest Territories.

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