It was another successful game for Robyn SIlvernagle’s North Battleford rink at the 2019 Meridian Canadian Open.
The skip needed an extra end to defeat American Nina Roth, but with the crowd behind her, she had a soft takeout to win the game in the ninth end.
Roth tied the game on a tricky shot in the seventh, but Silvernagle rebounded and took out Roth’s shot rock in the extra end to secure the win, scoring four.
In the Roth matchup, Silvernagle curled 92 per cent. When she got into the hack, she was confident as she slid through and knocked out Roth’s shot rock to secure the victory.
“You just made this, you’re going to make it again,” she said. “It helps to have a shot at throwing a shot twice. I was actually quite calm, so it was good.”
The 9-5 win was Silvernagle’s second of the Meridian Canadian Open. She applauded Roth on her shot selection and was happy to come out on top.
“It was a really close game, well played by both teams,” she said. “On that eighth end, we gave her a shot for two, and she made it perfectly, and we made our shots in the last end.”
A huge factor in both of her games has been the crowd. With the stands littered with Silvernagle fans, it was a game in which they went home happy following the thrilling finish.
“The crowd was awesome, they cheered when they needed to cheer and they were just spectacular,” she said. “So much fun to be out there with a huge crowd like that.”
Silvernagle will now take on Canadian curling legend Rachel Homan in the eighth draw following her 6-3 win over Winnipeg’s Darcy Robertson this morning.
In other action in the 8 a.m draw, Anna Hasselborg downed Chelsea Carey 7-3. Switzerland’s Silvana Tirinzoni defeated Isabella Wrana 6-4 in seven ends, and Laura Walker’s Edmonton rink defeated Switzerland's Elena Stern 7-5.
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