Before there was a ripple on the water inside the Centre Sportif pool last week, a confident Newfoundland medals hopeful Owen Daly was talking about this 2013 Canada Summer Games being his meet.
Daly's meet finished up last night, and while he came away with a piece of hardware - a silver medal in the 50-metre butterfly - the Games didn't exactly pan out the way the St. John's Legends swimmer had hoped.
"It didn't end the way I wanted it to end," Daly said Thursday night after finishing sixth in the 50-metre freestyle final in 23.82 seconds.
The winner, Yuri Kisil of Alberta, won in a time of 23.37.
"I'm somewhat mad, but it's not like I blew it. But I definitely expected a medal last night and tonight."
Wednesday, Daly came up just short in the 100m butterfly final, missing out on bronze medal by .34ths of a second.
"My breakouts on both the 100 fly and 50 free were horrible, worst breakdowns I've ever done," he said.
"And (the turn) on the wall in my 100 fly was horrible again. I kind of shagged up on my strategies going into the races."
Daly was actually slated to race three times Thursday, but opted out of the 50m backstroke and 200m individual medley to concentrate on the 50 free.
He posted the sixth-fastest time in preliminaries.
In B final results Thursday:
50m backstroke - David Haines, 6th
50m backstroke - Maggie Whelan, 5th; Caroline Hickman, 7th
50m freestyle - Sam Leawood, 6th
50m freestyle - Becca Dyer, 5th; Catherine Silotch, 6th
200m individual medley - Nicholas Sparkes, 8th
The Newfoundland women's soccer team got a goal from Emily Bailey at 71 minutes, and that stood as the winner in a 3-2 decision over Saskatchewan.
Newfoundland finished seventh overall.
Meghan Earle, who set a Games single-game scoring record with four goals against P.E.I. to open the tournament, netted two goals, at 28- and 41 minutes.
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- SUNDAY RESULTS
The Newfoundland girls finished 10th with an 0-9 record.
Thursday, Nova Scotia beat Newfoundland 9-5. Sami Kennedy (3IP, 7R, 9H, 2W, 2K) took the loss. Susan Barry (3IP, 2R, 3H, 1W) also pitched.
Janie O'Leary knocked in two runs for Newfoundland.
Nova Scotia dumped Newfoundland 82-77, meaning Newfoundland will meet P.E.I. 2:30 p.m. (NL time) today for ninth and 10th place.
Brett Warren led Newfoundland with 19 points. Christian Greenland had 16, Cole Long 15, Andrew Murray 13 and Stephen Ryan scored 12 points.
Newfoundland led 43-42 at halftime.
In the nine-10 placement game, Matt Murphy showed up and delivered a three-hit shutout as Newfoundland blanked Prince Edward Island 2-0.
Murphy allowed only two walks and struck out two in his seven-inning gem.
Brad Porter and Randy Reid both had a pair of hits for the winners.
Both Newfoundland's men's and women's teams finished ninth on the volleyball court.
In single handed laser, Nick Gauvreau placed eighth. Both the double-handed 29er male and female teams placed sixth. There were nine crews entered in the male event, 10 in female.