Canada and Korea win again to remain undefeated

  • Canada defeat USA to remain undefeated at the top of the table Photo © WCF / Marissa Tiel

With wins over close rivals USA and Sweden, Canada and Korea moved further ahead at the top of the rankings, both remaining unbeaten after Wednesday afternoon's women's sixth round-robin session.

Both of their games went down to the last stone, with USA skip Cory Christensen just getting her final tap-up wrong to hand Canada a 5-3 lead, and Sweden's fourth player Sarah Pengel only able to steal one point in the tenth end, as Korea won their game by 7-6.

Russia kept their quest for a place in the play-offs going with a 5-2 win over Scotland in a defensive game that featured four blank ends, as did Hungary with their 8-7 win over Japan, sealed with a score of two points in the tenth end.

In the fifth game of the session, Switzerland beat a Turkey team that could only field three players, by 10-4, and they too stay in the play-off hunt.

They Said It:

Mary Fay (skip, Canada) after 5-3 win over USA: "That was an intense game for sure and they made a lot of great shots. It's good to have those games and have that kind of intense experience. It's great to be at the top and to pull off a win like that, it's great for your confidence - it makes you feel that you can be there at the end of the week."

Dorottya Palansca (skip, Hungary) after 8-7 win over Japan: "We were playing well there but we can play better and hopefully we will later in the week."

RESULTS - Junior women session 6:

Japan 7 - 8 Hungary; Sweden 6 - 7 Korea; Canada 5 - 3 USA; Switzerland 10 - 4 Turkey; Scotland 2 - 5 Russia.

STANDINGS - Junior women after 6 sessions (W-L):

Canada (6-0)
Korea (6-0)
USA (4-2)
Hungary (3-3)
Russia (3-3)
Switzerland (3-3)
Sweden (2-4)
Turkey (2-4)
Scotland (1-5)
Japan (0-6)