USA, Switzerland recover at World Juniors

Canada wins again, stays in first place


March 7, 2009

VANCOUVER – Two teams roused themselves after stunning morning losses to post important evening wins at the 2009 World Junior Curling Championships at Vancouver Olympic Centre.


Alexandra Carlson’s United States entry recovered from a shocking morning loss to Scotland to earn a 10-6 win over Sweden’s Anna Hasselborg. The Americans jumped out to a 6-0 lead, watched Sweden come back to 6-5 and then added another pair of deuces over two of the final four ends for the victory.


One sheet over, Switzerland’s Martina Baumann – a 7-5 loser to Russia earlier in the day – defeated Denmark’s Mette de Neegaard by the same scoreline.


In other games, Canada’s Kaitlyn Lawes overcame a 5-2 deficit to overpower Anna Kubeskova of the Czech Republic by yet another 10-6 count, and Russia’s Margarita Fomina made a comeback to edge Japan’s Satsuki Fujisawa 10-7.


Canada is in first place at 4-0, with Russia, Scotland and Switzerland at 3-1. Denmark, Russia and Switzerland are all 2-1, Denmark and the United States are 2-2, and France, the Czech Republic and Sweden are all 1-3. Japan sits last at 0-4.


The Vancouver Olympic Centre will host the curling and wheelchair curling competitions at the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games next year.


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The United States came through with a big victory on Saturday night

WCF photo by Andrew Klaver