Curling Canada – 2013 Capital One Road to the Roar
Presented by Monsanto

McCarville set for another shot at gold

Krista McCarville kept alive her hopes of a return appearance to the Canadian Curling Trials by securing the final women’s berth in the Capital One Road to the Roar, presented by Monsanto, Nov. 5-10 at the Kitchener Memorial Auditorium Complex.

Playing out of the Fort William Curling Club in Thunder Bay, Ont., the McCarville team accumulated enough Canadian Team Ranking System points to earn an invitation to Kitchener.

Krista McCarville delivers her rock at the 2009 Roar of the Rings (Photo Michael Burns)

The Road to the Roar Pre-Trials will see 24 teams, 12 of each gender, fighting for the chance to compete in the 2013 Tim Hortons Roar of the Rings, presented by Monsanto, Dec. 1-8 in Winnipeg – Canada’s stepping stone to the 2014 Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia.

The scenario is similar to 2009, when McCarville came just two wins shy of representing Canada at the Vancouver Olympics. She excelled during the Pre-Trials held in Prince George, B.C., defeating Kelly Scott for a place in the field at the Tim Hortons Roar of the Rings in Edmonton.

The momentum carried on to Edmonton where her team finished the round robin in a three-way tie for third. After defeating Stefanie Lawton and Amber Holland in consecutive tie-breakers, she lost to Shannon Kleibrink in the semi-final. Even though it marked the team’s third game of the day, it was a tight match until Kleibrink broke through to score a decisive five in the eighth end.

The current McCarville lineup, which includes Ashley Miharija, Kari Lavoie and Sarah Potts, lost to Sherry Middaugh in the 3 vs. 4 Page playoff during last season’s Ontario women’s provincial playdowns.

The 30-year-old skip is a four-time representative for Ontario at the Scotties Tournament of Hearts, winning the bronze medal in 2010.

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