Tough tourney for Zucchet crew

Chilliwack's Kirsten Zucchet rink won one of four matches at a Coastal qualifier event in Port Moody last weekend.

Chilliwack’s Kirsten Zucchet rink went 1-3 in a junior womens’ curling qualifier, falling short in a bid for a provincial berth.

Zucchet, along with Cailin Cooke (third), Everly Royea (second) and Jasmin Jani (lead) were part of a six-team field at the Port Moody Curling Club.

The foursome opened Friday afternoon with a 14-9 loss to Victoria’s Mariah Coulombe rink, giving up four points in the ninth end.

Zucchet’s crew got into the win column Saturday morning with a 9-5 victory over Emily Smith (Parksville/Nanaimo).

The come-from-behind effort saw the locals trailing 5-3 through seven before posting two in the eighth end, one in the ninth and three in the 10th.

The Chilliwackians crashed back to Earth Saturday afternoon in a 9-0 loss to Sarah Loken (Delta Thistle).

This one was mercy-ruled after five ends.

Zucchet and company ended the tourney Sunday morning with a  9-8 loss to Mission’s Brianna Hanni rink.

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