Michelle Englot got off to a fast start against Mary Anne Arsenault on Thursday afternoon, and weathered a strong comeback before scoring a deuce in the tenth end for a 7-5 victory. Englot's record improves to 2-1, tying Arsenault for a share of first place in the 'A' pool. Shannon Kleibrink, who beat Amber Holland in the afternoon, and Kelly Scott, who knocked off Cathy King in the morning, also share top billing, for the moment. All four teams lead winless Sherry Middaugh by two full games, with two games remaining for each team.
Englot resumes on Thursday evening against Middaugh.
In the 'B' pool, Marie-France Larouche remains unbeaten at 3-0, followed by Holland at 2-1. Cheryl Bernard and Cathy King are both 1-2, while Stefanie Lawton is still winless at 0-3. Englot finishes the preliminary round on Friday night against Lawton.