Laurier women’s curling takes OUA silver
The Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks women’s curling team fell just short of winning the Ontario University Athletics (OUA) championship over the weekend, coming away with the silver medal after losing in the final match to the Waterloo Warriors.
The Hawks went 2-1 in the round robin portion of the tournament -hosted by the KW granite club- defeating the Western Mustangs -who were skipped by former Hawk Hollie Nichol- and the Brock Badgers, with their only loss coming to the Warriors. The purple and gold overcame the Mustangs once again in the semi-final, to advance to the final against their cross-town rivals.
The tightly fought final match needed an extra end as the Warriors narrowly got by the Hawks, 6-5. The match came down to the final shot as Hawks’ skip Danielle Inglis’ shot fell just short of the button, leaving the Warriors rock closer, and giving UW the win.
By finishing in the top two at the OUA finals, the Hawks qualified for an opportunity to win their third straight national championship in mid-March, when they travel to the Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) finals in Edmonton.