Scott's first out

CON GRIWKOWSKY, QMI AGENCY

, Last Updated: 8:56 AM ET

When she won the women's world championship in 2007, Kelly Scott became the first team to be assured of a chance at the pre-trials event in Prince George.

When she got to Edmonton, her Kelowna rink was one of the first to be eliminated.

In typical fashion, she pointed the finger at her own sub-par performance. Scott was ranked last in skip percentage at just over 70%, much lower than the type of dominant performances she's been able to show in winning back-to-back Scotties.

"I struggled out there," said Scott. "I certainly feel bad for letting my team down."

Scott's team earned a ticket to Edmonton with a 'C Event' win in Prince George and Scott had hoped to be somewhat sharper when she arrived here.

"We had struggled in Prince George, as well, so I don't know what that's trying to tell us," said Scott.

With nothing left to play for, Scott is just trying to salvage something out of the event.

"We just want to finish out on a good note," said Scott. "Nothing to lose, go out and play well. It's hard to enjoy it when you're not playing well."

No matter how the week ends, Scott will leave Edmonton knowing there will be better days ahead.

"It's very disappointing," Scott said. "It's been three years waiting to get here and then we have this type of performance."

Her supporting cast struggled along with her, and only third Jeanna Schraeder was better than second-last among her group.

"You need a little more than just throwing your rocks well to get a win out there," said Scott.

Whatever magic Scott had in the past proved to be part of a disappearing act.

CON.GRIWKOWSKY@SUNMEDIA.CA


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