Junior Women’s Team 2013 at Jeonju Indoor ice rink after competition. Victoria, Marlene, Tahli, Shontelle and Coach Lyn

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After the year-long preparation for this annual junior curling competition, the players were keen to play their best and to improve on previous year’s results.

The junior women’s team started the competition in good form and settled in well, being the first time they had played together. It was the third time the Skip, Victoria Wilson, competed at this junior curling event and she was looking forward to some good results.

She certainly demonstrated great skill in delivering a lot of fineness shots, showing her experience. Victoria’s game strategy was strong and she used good judgment capitalising on the team’s skills. Marlene Corgat-Taylor stepped up to the vice skip’s position and proved she was capable of performing well under pressure. Her consistent takeout shots helped the team when most needed.

First timers, Shontelle Walker and Tahli Gill showed little signs of nerves giving their best. Shontelle had the added task of playing in the team for the first time and was able to adjust positions very well. Unfortunately, in the fourth game she suffered illness which was followed by a knee injury early in the fifth game leaving her out of the rest of the tournament. Tahli’s fitness got her through extra sweeping duties, and soon had her head into the game.

The team certainly demonstrated good Curling Spirit and kept focus on improving each game. They are already preparing for next year and will be thrilled to have Kelsey Hamsey join them again. Attending these championships has inspired them even more. They have set their goals for attending the Junior Pacific – Asia Curling Championships for 2013.

Marlene, Tahli, Victoria and Shontelle on the shuttle bus going to the Joenju Indoor ice rink.

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