First end we had to hit and stick for one, but rolled out to give up a steal of one.
Second end we split the house on the lead's second rock, and played the whole end to take two. We hit and rolled out on the last rock, to only take one.
Third end they piled a bunch of rocks behind cover, and we couldn't get them out. Steal of two.
Fourth end we drew against four, but slipped a few inches too far. Steal of one.
Fifth end produced the best shot I've seen in a couple of years. They were sitting three, with a rock at the top of the button behind lots of guards. Our only chance at not shaking hands right there was a 15 foot 45-degree-angle runback, and we stuck it perfectly for one. Tough way to score a single...
Sixth end they got one to the top of the button, behind cover, and since we had no way to remove it, we decided to guard and hold them to one.
Seventh end we had a draw/tap against four to score a single, but it snapped and wrecked on a guard. Handshakes. Make the final 9-2 for the bad guys.
Us (h) 2 5
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Them 1 3 4 6 7
All in all, our best showing ever in this bonspiel. And it felt good making it past the fourth end against these guys - something which another Elmira team failed to do the night before. I'll make sure I rub that in.