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SMU teams fall in semi-finals - AUS Curling Finals set for Sunday

SMU teams fall in semi-finals - AUS Curling Finals set for Sunday

(HALIFAX, NS) – The men's and women's finals are set at the 2020 Subway AUS Curling Championships, presented by Keep It Social, being hosted by the Saint Mary's Huskies at the CFB Halifax Curling Club

On the men's side, top-seeded Memorial defeated UNB 9-1 in five ends as the Sea-Hawks scored doubles in the first two ends for a 4-0 lead. UNB scored a single in the third as five more points in the last two ends for Memorial sealed the win.

In the second semi-final, Dalhousie outlasted SMU 7-3 in seven ends. SMU scored one in the first then the Tigers scored two each in the second and third ends. Another single for SMU in the fourth end trimmed Dal's lead to 4-2. Dal added two more points in the fifth end and both teams traded singles in the sixth and final end.

Over on the women's bracket, the top-seeded Dalhousie Tigers knocked off the host SMU Huskies 8-1 in six ends. Dal built a fast 5-0 lead after three ends. SMU scored a single in the fourth as the Tigers scored three in the sixth end.

UNB upended Mount A 5-3 in nine ends. UNB led 2-0 after three ends and Mount A got a single on the board in the fifth end. Both teams scored singles thru eight ends at 3-3. UNB scored two in the ninth for the 5-3 match win.

The AUS finals are Sunday February 9 at 10 am.

All four finalists earn berths into the U SPORTS national championship March 11-15 in Portage la Prairie, Man.

TEAM STANDINGS (Round-Robin)

Women
1 Dalhousie Tigers (5-0)
2 UNB Reds (3-2)
3 Mount A Mounties (3-2)
4 SMU Huskies (2-3)
5 Memorial Sea-Hawks (2-3)
6 StFX X-Women (0-5)

Men
1 Memorial Sea-Hawks (4-0)
2 Dalhousie Tigers (3-1)
3 SMU Huskies (2-2)
4 UNB Reds (1-3)
5 StFX X-Men (0-4)

 

SEMIFINALS

Women
(1) Dalhousie 8, (4) SMU 1
(2) UNB 5, (3) Mount A 3  

Men
(1) Memorial 9, (4) UNB 1

(2) Dalhousie 7, (3) SMU 3 

FINALS

Women
(1) Dalhousie vs (2) UNB  

Men
(1) Memorial vs (2) Dalhousie 

 

Dominic Nolasco, SMU

Photo Nick Pearce