Canada undefeated after day two, as Korea record first win

  • Korea's sweepers brushing ferociously on the ice Photo: Michael Burns

Canada continued their unbeaten run in Sunday (20 March) evening's fifth session of round-robin play at the Ford World Women's Curling Championship 2016 in Swift Current, Canada, when they beat the USA by 10-2 in just six ends.

the Canadians took control early when, in the first end, their skip Chelsea Carey tapped one of her own stones into position to open the scoring with four points. USA never recovered from this blow and conceded early.

In this session, Switzerland faced Denmark and in the sixth end of this game, Switzerland's skip Binia Feltscher played an angle-raise to score two points and take a 5-3 lead. In the seventh Denmark's skip Lene Nielsen hit-out a Swiss stone with her own last stone to score two points and level the game, at 5-5, but eventually, in the tenth end, Feltscher drew her last stone into the house to score the one point needed to give Switzerland a 7-6 win.

Germany faced Scotland and in the third end of this game Germany's skip Daniela Driendl hit-out a Scottish stone to score one point and level the game at 2-2. But, the Scots moved into a clear lead in the next end when their skip Eve Muirhead tapped-up one of her own stones to score three points for a 5-2 lead. The Scots eventually won by 10-3.

In what was a tight game between Korea and Sweden, Korea brought in Ji Sun Kim as skip and she hit-out a Swedish counter in the eighth end to score three and take a 7-4 lead. Sweden responded in the ninth end when their fourth player Maria Prytz played a raise double take-out to count two points that reduced Korea's lead to 7-6, but Korea went on to win by 8-6.

They Said It:

Irene Schori; Switzerland third (after 7-6 win over Denmark): "We’re very happy with this win. We played very well but Denmark played the key shots very well so we were always in a little bit of trouble."

Eve Muirhead; Scotland skip (after 10-3 win over Germany): "We've had a good day today. After losing to Sweden we knew we had to come back and have two good wins. We're really pleased and I guess it's all about building momentum now."

Ji Sun Kim; Korea skip (after 8-6 win over Sweden): "I'm very happy about that win. Our team members tried to stay positive and look on the bright side. We have good memories of previous Championships in Canada, and even though we have lost two games here we will still try to do our best."

RESULTS, Session 5

Switzerland 7-6 Denmark; Germany 3-10 Scotland; Korea 8-6 Sweden; USA 2-10 Canada

STANDINGS after Session 5 (W-L)

Canada 3-0
Japan 3-0
Scotland 2-1
Russia 2-1
Switzerland 2-1
Germany 2-1
Korea 1-2
Denmark 1-2
Finland 1-2
Sweden 1-2
Italy 0-3
USA 0-3

WCTV highlights: Next broadcast, Denmark v Japan on Monday 21 March at 09.00 (Mountain Daylight Time),

 WWCC 2016 session five results standings
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