MORRISBURG – North Dundas District High School curling teams had a strong showing at the SD&G championship Mon., Feb. 12.
Both the mixed and girls’ squads captured gold medals while the boys’ team came away with silver.
The teams benefitted from having a lot of curling experience, according to coach Melissa Cooper.
“The experience levels throughout range anywhere from two to 12 years,” she said.
While the results for the team were all very similar, their strategies were very different.
“Matthew [Roach, skip for the boys’ team] plays a ‘run it and gun it, risk it for the biscuit’ game, Grace [Cave, skip for the girls’ team] has more of a mixed style and the mixed team just all like to have fun,” she said. “They play better when they have fun.”
After all three squads had success in the group stage of the tournament, they moved onto the medal round.
The mixed team of Mya Woods (skip), Joey Williams (vice), Sara Sloane (second) and Hunter Skov (lead) defeated Char-Lan District High School 8-3 to win gold.
The girls team of Grace Cave (skip), Chloe Ziegler (lead), Alison Roach (vice) and Taryn Cooper (second) trounced Seaway District High School 8-1 to capture their title.
The boys squad of Matthew Roach (skip), Dylan Barkley (vice), Matt Pereira (second) and Ewen Wilson (lead) fell 8-4 to La Citadelle in the finals.
All three teams will travel to Cornwall for EOSSA Tues., Feb. 20.