Muirhead Wins Second Career Players’ Championship
Scotland’s Eve Muirhead was in the winner’s circle again at Ryerson’s Mattamy Athletic Centre. Muirhead stole points in the final two ends to lift her team to a 4-2 victory over Anna Sidorova of Russia and capture the women’s Players’ Championship on Sunday, her team’s third career Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling title and their second this season.
The Stirling-based rink of Muirhead, third Anna Sloan, second Vicki Adams and lead Sarah Reid — who also won the inaugural women’s Canadian Open in December — also claimed the 2014-15 Rogers Grand Slam Cup as the overall women’s points leader.
“Oh it’s fantastic,” Sloan said. “We’ve had a tough season of inconsistencies but this week we just really dug in. I think it just showed that we are a strong side, that we’re here to compete, and we played really well there.”
Muirhead, Sloan and Adams (with Claire Hamilton at lead) won both titles the last time the Mattamy Athletic Centre hosted the event in 2013, the same year they captured the world championship.
“It feels just as good the second time around if not better,” Sloan said. “I think the first year, we were playing well, we were playing consistently and everything was going our way. This season has been tough. The results haven’t been going our way. (But now) just loving it.”
Source: Jonathan Brazeau, read full article at Players’ Championship
Photo: Richard Gray