After draw 2 of the championship pool, Team Nova Scotia sit at 7-2 and are in a three way tie for second place with Manitoba and Alberta.
Team Nova Scotia defeated Team Canada 7-1 in the afternoon game and then went on to defeat Alberta 8-3 in the evening game. Nova Scotia has won five games in a row.
“We’re sailing right along,” said Arsenault, who is backed by third Christina Black, second Jennifer Baxter, lead Jennifer Crouse, alternate Carole MacLean and coach Peter Corkum. “We had a real good day. Everybody played really well. Luckily in that game we got a chance for three in the first end and that really set the tone for the whole game.
“Christina said after the game we just needed to get over the jet lag.”
The one down side of winning, is the curling world is taking notice of the team.
“I know,” said Arsenault with a laugh. “I prefer the sneak attack.”
Arsenault has won five Canadian titles playing for Halifax’s Colleen Jones, and the high-level experience is helping here.
“It’s always there. Through provincials and those tense games, being able to handle the nerves helps a lot,” said Arsenault, who gets daily emails of encouragement from Jones.
Arsenault said even though it’s her 13th trip to the Scotties it doesn’t get old playing in it.
“It really doesn’t. It’s an awesome event. People tell me out there in the crowd they’re happy I’m still playing. Some people ask me why I’m still playing, but I just love it. I can’t stop.”
Team Nova Scotia’s final two games of the championship pool are at 6PM against British Columbia and at 11PM against Ontario on Friday. The top 4 teams from this round will move onto the playoffs.