Mixed Curling Team wins ACAC Championship
Posted on March 8, 2011 by Tia Lalani
The Mixed Team after round robin placed first, beating the undefeated Nait (1st) team as well as Grant Macewan (2nd) and Red Deer teams (4th).
The Mixed Team placed first after round robin, beating the undefeated Nait team as well as second-place Grant Macewan and fourth-place Red Deer teams!
Mixed Team (Seated 3rd going to Provincials)
Skip: Andrew Evans
Third: Alison Owens
Second: Chad Szott
Lead: Kylie McLean
Fifth/Spare: Jessica Marchand
The Mixed won the 1-2 page playoff game again against the previously undefeated Nait team, giving them a bye into the final. Nait beat Red Deer in the 2-3 page playoff game to get back to the final. Here again Augustana would play Nait. After giving up a steal of 1 for the first 4 ends, the mixed team pulled through with a single point in the 5th end. Playing the 6th end, three points down without last rock, Augustana would steal 2 more points. Nait would be forced to take 1 point in the 7th end and Augustana would manage to score 2 points in the 8th to tie the game, and force the Gold Medal game into an extra end. Augustana battled hard with Chad Szott and Kylie McLean sweeping their hearts out, to steal 1 point and the Gold Medal!
Men’s Augustana Men’s Team
(Seated 2nd going to Provincials)
Skip: Kendall Warawa
Third: Kyle Leach
Second: Alex Baron
Lead: Josh Pratt
Fifth/Spare: Wyatt Warawa
The Men’s Team after round robin placed second, with a 2-1 record wins against first-placed Nait and fourth-placed Olds, loss to third-placed Red Deer. The men struggled during the remainder of the weekend, losing 3 straight games in the playoff format to finish the season in 4th place.
Augustana’s Curlers were also recognized with several awards:
Chad Szott was voted ACAC Mixed Team Second Position All Star Curler by all the competing schools.
Kendall Warawa was also the recipient of the Charles John Morter Award, voted on by Coaches of all competing schools.
Complete Standings can be found at http://www.acac.ab.ca/pages/curling.php
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