Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Lawton Yet Again!

Saskatchewan against Team Canada in Draw 9.
There is something very curious about Lawton's prevalence on the TSN coverage.
End #1: Wildly aggressive, and Jones is throwing against three Saskatchewan rocks to try to cut the steal to one. Russ Howard thinks the draw she has chosen is risky, on untested ice - the sweepers have to work very hard to get the rock past even one of the Lawton rocks. Saskatchewan steal 2.
End #2: Blanked though there were quite a few rocks in play at various points.
End #3: Lawton's first shot is brilliant, tucks in behind a guard and joins another Saskatchewan rock in the front of the house on the center line. Jones tucks a rock in behind those, partially protected. Lawton punches it out, forcing Jones to play for one. Successfully. 2-1 Sask.
I now feel officially over-exposed to the Saskatchewan team. Might be back for Draw 10 though!
UPDATE: I fibbed - Jones gets her 2-point end - 3-3 after 5.
UPDATE: 4-4 after 7. Canada open with one rock past the T-line, and one through the house (not intended). Lana Vey puts up a guard and a perfect shot behind it. Officer tries to freeze to it but Sherri Singler has no trouble punching it out. Officer removes one Saskatchewan rock. Singler removes Officer's rock but spills. Exchange of takeouts follows. Lawton ends up having to draw against three. And misses, giving up a steal of two.
OK now I should be tired of Saskatchewan.
UPDATE: I confess. I fibbed again. I actually watched the whole tenth end after Lawton tied it up in 9, because in 10 Saskatchewan was on the hunt for a steal from very early. And they do steal, but just barely! Lawton rink wins 7-6.


At 2/24/2009 3:09 p.m., Blogger EclectEcon said...

Sounds REALLY exciting! Too bad I had to miss it.

At 2/24/2009 3:56 p.m., Blogger Alan Adamson said...

It was ... it was! And as you can see I did not even want to watch it!


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