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McCurdy wins AUS title

Therese McCurdy of Old Barns delivers a stone during the AUS women’s curling final yesterday at Truro Curling Club. McCurdy and her St. Francis Xavier teammates won the Atlantic conference title after a 9-3 triumph over Kristen Clarke of Dalhousie.
Therese McCurdy of Old Barns delivers a stone during the AUS women’s curling final yesterday at Truro Curling Club. McCurdy and her St. Francis Xavier teammates won the Atlantic conference title after a 9-3 triumph over Kristen Clarke of Dalhousie.

TRURO, N.S.– Therese McCurdy has come a long way in a short time.

In just her fourth year curling, McCurdy was crowned a champion Sunday after her St. Francis Xavier X-Women won the Atlantic University Sport title at Truro Curling Club.

“I’m in shock,” said McCurdy, 18, of Old Barns. “I was very excited just to be on the team and was just trying to be a positive person, and to make as many shots as I could.”

McCurdy throws lead stones for the St. FX team, which also consists of skip Emma Logan, third Laura MacFadyn, second Ashley Francis and alternate Sarah Snair.

The X-Women defeated Dalhousie’s Kristen Clarke 9-3 in the gold-medal game. With the score knotted 3-3 after the fifth-end break, St. FX scored two in the sixth, stole three in the seventh and added a single in the eighth before the teams shook hands.

“It feels great and it’s going to be so much fun to represent St. FX at the nationals,” said McCurdy, a first-year nursing student at the Antigonish university.

The X-Women finished first in the round-robin with a 5-1 record. They edged Justine Comeau of UNB 5-4 in a Sunday morning semifinal to punch their ticket to the afternoon final.

Lakehead University in Thunder Bay, Ont., will host the Canadian championship March 18 to 22. St. FX, Dalhousie and bronze-medal winners UNB will represent the AUS.

In men’s action, Adam Boland’s Memorial Seahawks rink capped a perfect weekend on Sunday with a gold-medal win over Dalhousie’s Robert Mayhew.

Boland defeated Mayhew 10-5 in the final. The big blow in that game came in the third end when Boland scored five for a 7-1 lead.

Boland, Mayhew and bronze-medallist Christopher Gallant of UPEI will attend the national championship. Gallant defeated UNB’s Alex Robichaud 8-6 in the third-place game.

Truro’s Sam Byers skipped the Acadia men’s team at the AUS championship and was winless in six games.

In just her fourth year curling, McCurdy was crowned a champion Sunday after her St. Francis Xavier X-Women won the Atlantic University Sport title at Truro Curling Club.

“I’m in shock,” said McCurdy, 18, of Old Barns. “I was very excited just to be on the team and was just trying to be a positive person, and to make as many shots as I could.”

McCurdy throws lead stones for the St. FX team, which also consists of skip Emma Logan, third Laura MacFadyn, second Ashley Francis and alternate Sarah Snair.

The X-Women defeated Dalhousie’s Kristen Clarke 9-3 in the gold-medal game. With the score knotted 3-3 after the fifth-end break, St. FX scored two in the sixth, stole three in the seventh and added a single in the eighth before the teams shook hands.

“It feels great and it’s going to be so much fun to represent St. FX at the nationals,” said McCurdy, a first-year nursing student at the Antigonish university.

The X-Women finished first in the round-robin with a 5-1 record. They edged Justine Comeau of UNB 5-4 in a Sunday morning semifinal to punch their ticket to the afternoon final.

Lakehead University in Thunder Bay, Ont., will host the Canadian championship March 18 to 22. St. FX, Dalhousie and bronze-medal winners UNB will represent the AUS.

In men’s action, Adam Boland’s Memorial Seahawks rink capped a perfect weekend on Sunday with a gold-medal win over Dalhousie’s Robert Mayhew.

Boland defeated Mayhew 10-5 in the final. The big blow in that game came in the third end when Boland scored five for a 7-1 lead.

Boland, Mayhew and bronze-medallist Christopher Gallant of UPEI will attend the national championship. Gallant defeated UNB’s Alex Robichaud 8-6 in the third-place game.

Truro’s Sam Byers skipped the Acadia men’s team at the AUS championship and was winless in six games.

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