Edinburgh University 6 – 9 Vets

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 T
Edinburgh University 0 0 1 0 3 0 2 6
Vets * 1 2 0 3 0 3 0 9

On Sunday 23rd February 2014, Edinburgh University with a team of McQuistin as skip, McLean as third, Chiang playing second and Keatinge playing lead lost against the Vets 6-9.

We lost the coin loss and at first struggled to find out weight with most stones going straight through the house. McLean who had already played a match that morning, warned us as well that the ice was particularly swingy. Vets gained one, EUCC 0 -1.

Still struggling to find our weight and with swingy ice meant in the second end the Vets were able to gain 2, EUCC 0 -3.

Edinburgh University managed to gain 1 in the third end though due with credit given due to McLean doing a great takeout and McQuistin playing the eighth stone just slightly nearer to the centre of the house that the Vets opposing stone. EUCC 1-3.

The fourth end, however, saw the Vets takeout most of our stones and gain 3. Edinburgh University was now down 1- 6. McQuistin feeling the pressure managed to play spectacular shots in the fifth end with good shots from Keatinge and Chiang and a couple of ideal placed guards from McLean we gained 3. EUCC  4 – 5.

The match was getting close but the Vets were able to gain another 3 in end six and Edinburgh university were still struggling more than them with the swingy ice. End seven saw us have the advantage of the hammer and McLean and McQuistin able to take out several of the Vets stones. Although the Vets won it was a close game with great shots from McLean and McQuistin and the final score as 6-9 to the Vets.

Catriona Keatinge