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Fanshawe takes double gold medal at CCAA
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Published: Monday, April 9th, 2012
On March 26, both the menís and womenís Fanshawe curling teams found themselves in the CCAA Curling Invitational championship games. Both proved victorious.
The Falcons havenít seen a gold medal win at the Curling Invitational in over 20 years, their previous victory being back in 1990. The victories were nearly simultaneous, both games taking place at the same time. Jordan Ariss, the lead from the womenís team, said she had no idea what the final round of the menís game was like because she was too busy on her own sheet.
ďWinning this championship just feels so good. I know one of the team members who won at the last championship, so it feels really great to be at the same level as them,Ē said Arris, adding, ďby the time we were going into the last few minutes of our game, we knew the guys had already won. It really just added to our excitement and energy levels.Ē
The final end of the womenís game saw skip Chantal Lalonde successfully complete an angle double tap to steal the end. According to Arris, that was really the turning point in the game, score-wise. On the menís side, it was skip Chris Jay who made the winning shot.
The tournament final scores were 6-1 for the womenís team, losing only one game, and the menís team went 7-0. The scores of the final games were 5-4 for the menís team, who beat the Red Deer team and 6-4 for the womenís team, who triumphed over the Grand Prairie team.
Arris was quick to give thanks to the teamsí coaches, including Barry Westman, the Head Coach; Tom Devaney, the Assistant Coach; and Shirley Westman, the Associate Coach, as well as all the support both teams received from the Athletics Department.