Arguin finishes second

Katie Brickman
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Rink proud of accomplishments this season

One more comeback just wasn’t in the cards for Lorraine Arguin.

Lorraine Arguin's Moose Jaw Ford Curling Centre rink finished second at the Canadian Senior Women's Curling championships in Yellowknife.

After a week of some impressive come-from-behind victories, the Moose Jaw rink of Arguin, DondaLee Deis, Shelly Urquhart and Connie Fritzler just couldn’t get the inches to fall their way in the final game at the Canadian Senior Women’s Curling Championship.

Manitoba’s Lois Fowler won 5-1 on Saturday afternoon in Yellowknife, N.W.T.

“It has been  a good week,” said Arguin. “We have battled through a lot of close games and came out on top. We are second in the country, so we have to be happy with that.”

It was a scoreless game until the fourth end when Fowler scored one. The game changed in the eighth end when Fowler scored three points.

“In eight, we had a few rocks in play and angles didn’t quite work out for us. She made a tremendous shot to get three,” explained Arguin. “We were sitting two on the fourth foot and she did a raise take-back to make it. She made a good shot to get her three.”

Arguin scored their lone point in the seventh end and Fowler scored one point in the ninth, which was enough for the teams to shake hands.

“In nine, we were trying to freeze to one of their rocks and we had a quarter rock in behind and we were trying to freeze to her rock in the back of the four. Then, she made a good hit-and-roll on top of me. So, I had a really tough shot to try and get two. It didn’t work out in the end for the steal,” said Arguin. “At that point, we had to try that shot anyways. But then the game is over.”

Arguin said the game was pretty easy, with only a few ends being complicated. They had a plan in the ninth end on trying to get a deuce and then steal coming home, but it just didn’t work out in their favour.

“She made a good shot to take it away from me. She played well,” she said. “To make it to the final, it is one game and anything  can happen. Today, Lois came out on top.”

This wraps up the curling season for this rink, although Arguin will continue with the Saskatchewan Wheelchair team at the end of April. The foursome was really happy with the strides they made this season.

“We’ve had a very good season. If anyone would have asked me at the beginning of the season or told me that we would be in the championship game, anyone would take that,” Arguin said. “To win Saskatchewan is difficult and so that in and of itself is an accomplishment.”

The team was also grateful for the amount of supporters they had in Yellowknife as well as at home.

“We had a great bunch of supporters supporting us back home,” Arguin said. “We are thankful that they were sending us well wishes.”

If everyone stays healthy, the team has plans of staying together next season and making another push for a senior women’s championship title.

“We just have to be positive and accept what strides we did make and go on from there,” she said.

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