Murrayfield Curling, 10th February 2013
Once again Edinburgh University faced Vets in the Linlithgow League. After a 10 – 3 loss during their last encounter the team was aiming to make an improvement.
The first end did not seem to show signs of this with Edinburgh Uni losing a three against the hammer. Yet the team kept their heads up and managed to take back a two with a brilliant promotion from McGaan and McQuistin drawing around wide to sit second shot.
The level of play now increased on both sides during the third end, which remained relatively tight. McQuistin managed to draw around limiting Vets scoring potential from three to one, placing the Vets skip under pressure and in the end Vets only took the one.
During the fourth end Edmunds (who had been making several successful take outs in all previous ends) managed another very impressive strike, yet this was matched by the opposing third. Due to a mistake made by the Vets skip, Edinburgh were sitting with a fair amount of stones in the house ,yet he then rectified this by limiting the student team to one.
The tight nature of the game continued into the fifth end with very good stones from all of the team. Sadly the pressure got to McQuistin who played a heavy draw, allowing the vets to take a one with a successful take-out
As the game continued into the sixth the Vets had adopted the University’s technique of “guddling” to protect two of their stones to steal against the hammer, leaving the final score at 7 – 3.
The team played extremely well, especially Nigrosh who was making her debut in the league. She kept up a good constant standard of play, with stones in play every end. Overall this was an improvement from the last encounter with the Vets and the University aim to continue this.