Sweden junior women record first win; Canada and Korea remain undefeated

  • Sweden record their first win of the championship Photo © WCF / Marissa Tiel

Sweden recorded their first win so far - a 7-6 defeat of Scotland, while Canada and Korea continued undefeated, in Tuesday morning's fourth session of women's round-robin play.

Canada defeated Turkey by 10-3 and, with an 8-3 lead after eight ends, had the luxury of bringing on alternate Sarah Daniels during this game.

Korea share the lead with Canada and they had to fight back from losing four points in the first end of their game in this session to eventually beat Hungary by 9-6.

Meanwhile, USA had the most clear victory of the session, beating Russia by 11-2 in just six ends while in contrast, Japan - who are now the only win-less team in the women's field - forced Switzerland all the way to an extra end before the Swiss emerged as 9-7 winners.

They Said It:

Therese Westman (skip, Sweden) after 7-6 win over Scotland: "Finally a win, it feels really nice. We have changed the team around and it worked. Now we must continue in winning. The whole team played well there, especially me - I felt more confident and relaxed playing third stones."

Sarah Anderson (third, USA) after 11-2 win over Russia: "That was a good bounce-back after yesterday's loss, so we're really happy with how we played today. We just stuck to our strategy and concentrated on our rocks and stuck together as a team. We just stuck to our plan and were more decisive in our shot-making."

RESULTS - Junior women session 4:

Switzerland 9 - 7 Japan (extra end); Turkey 3 - 10 Canada; Scotland 6 - 7 Sweden; Hungary 6 - 9 Korea; Russia 2 - 11 USA.

STANDINGS - Junior women after 4 sessions (W-L):

Canada (4-0)
Korea (4-0)
USA (3-1)
Hungary (2-2)
Switzerland (2-2)
Turkey (2-2)
Russia (1-3)
Scotland (1-3)
Sweden (1-3)
Japan (0-4)