TC MEDIA - While all four girls on Team Fay are only in their early teen years, the stress of Saturday’s Canada Games final may have tacked on a few extra years of wear
The Nova Scotia curling rink, which includes Berwick's Jennifer Smith, went undefeated in their pool through the tournament to book their spot in the finals. Inevitably, they went up against the Ontario squad skipped by Sudbury’s Megan Smith.
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In the end, it was Ontario's Smith rink coming out on top with a gold medal in a back-and-forth affair that needed extra ends.
The Ontario rink grabbed a 2-1 lead through three ends, and after the teams blanked the fourth, Nova Scotia settled for just one point in the fifth with the hammer after Fay was heavy on her final throw.
Ontario then scored one in the sixth before Nova Scotia responded with a single in the seventh to make it 3-3.
Fay stole one in the eighth to go up 4-3, but Ontario's Smith scored two in the ninth for a 5-4 lead that set up the late drama.
In the 10th end, with the hammer, Fay drew to the button for a single point on her last rock to force the extra end. With her final shot in the 11th, Fay clipped a guard and left the door open for Smith to score one for the win.
"It was so close. I don't think we could have been any closer," Fay said as she fought back tears. "I'm so proud of my teammates and it's really disappointing, but we did everything we could have.
"At the end of the day they just played really well. They deserve it."