As the top teams continue to roll at the CIS/CCA university curling championships, the TRU WolfPack's teams remain in playoff contention.
Both WolfPack teams are 2-2 at the national championships, which continue today at the Kamloops Curling Club. Today's draws are scheduled for 9 a.m., and 2 p.m., and the curlers will take part in a banquet in the evening.
Kelsey Rocque's Alberta Pandas and Breanne Meakin's Manitoba Bisons remain unbeaten at 4-0 on the women's side, where TRU's Tiffany Krausher is tied for third.
It's a similar story on the men's side, with the Alberta Golden Bears, skipped by defending-champion Brendan Bottcher, and Jake Walker of the Waterloo Warriors unbeaten through four draws.
Krausher, coach Brenda Nordin, lead Kym Edgeworth, second Ashley Nordin, third Alyssa Kyllo and alternate Katie Hill knocked off Jaimee Gardner's Guelph Gryphons 8-4 yesterday morning, but fell 4-3 in an extra end to Rocque's Pandas in the evening.
TRU needs two victories today, when it plays Sara Spafford and the Saint Mary's Huskies (2-2) and Meakin. The WolfPack also will play Caitlin Romain and the Western Mustangs in the final draw, scheduled for Saturday at 9 a.m.
The WolfPack men, skipped by Darren Nelson, had a second straight split and sit tied for third at 2-2. Nelson, third Russ Koffski, second Jared Jenkins, lead Michael Hiram, alternate David Gore and coach Ray Olsen cruised past the Carleton Ravens' Brett Lyon-Hatcher 10-5 on Thursday morning, before falling 5-3 to Bottcher's Golden Bears.
With three teams qualifying for playoffs, Nelson won't have much room for error heading into his last three draws. TRU is scheduled to play Lee Buott's Dalhousie Tigers (2-2) and Steen Sigurdson's Manitoba Bisons (1-3), before taking on the Warriors in Saturday's final draw.