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Jones wins, Sweeting loses, tied for first at Olympic Trials

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The Canadian Press
12/3/2013 7:04:27 PM
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WINNIPEG - Two teams share the top of the standings on the women's sides at the Canadian Olympic Curling trials, with Jennifer Jones and Val Sweeting sit at 3-1.

Sweeting is technically in the lead among the women, thanks to handing Jones her only loss so far. But at this point, it's what happens next that all 16 teams know matters most.

"It will be the turning point Wednesday, Thursday, obviously," said Heather Nedohin, who handed Sweeting her first loss with a last rock draw to win a tight game 6-5.

"I don't think anyone at the trials ever has done this undefeated," said Sweeting.

"I thought we just got outplayed."

Both teams curl out of the Saville Community Sports Centre in Edmonton.

Nedohin sits in a four-team logjam below the leaders at 2-2 with Nedohin and Renee Sonnenberg at 1-3, a spot unlikely to give them a shot at moving on.

"Three losses is going to be tough to make it in," said the skip from Grande Prairie, Alta.

"If we can finish above .500 that's a feather in our hat too."

Jones dominated Sonnenberg from start to finish Tuesday shaking hands at 7-2 after the eighth. It was a solid comeback after Monday night's 9-6 loss to Sweeting, which included a disastrous four in the seventh end.

"I don't know if we gave it away, we just made too many mistakes so it wasn't our best effort," said Jones.

"I thought we bounced back as well as could have today."

Saskatoon's Stefanie Lawton earned her second win with a 7-5 decision over Winnipeg's Chelsea Carey and in an all-Ontario game. Sherry Middaugh bowed 6-5 to Rachel Homan in an extra end.

Jennifer Jones (Photo: The Canadian Press)

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