SCOTLAND’S WOMEN MOVE TO 5-1 RECORD AT EURO CHAMPS
Team Muirhead recovered from their loss against current title holders Sweden last night by matching their male counterparts in registering a win over Germany, on day four of the Le Gruyère AOP European Curling Championships in Sweden.
Scotland’s women scored a two in the first end and despite falling behind when Germany scored a single at the next and stole two at the third, they claimed a three at the fourth to lead 5-3 going into the fifth end break. From there they maintained their momentum and kept Team Jentsch to singles, while the Scots scored another two at the sixth and a three at the eighth end to seal their fifth victory of the tournament with a 10-5 win.
“That was a really solid game from all of us out there,” said skip Eve Muirhead.
“Yesterday was a day of two halves and it was a disappointing second half in the Sweden game, but we binned it. We learned from what we did wrong and what we could do better and we came out today pretty sharp.
“Our game plan was to have a good draw shot, which we did to get the hammer and we converted our two in the first end and we stuck to that game plan and played well today.
“The two in the sixth end was probably the turning point and we capitalised on their mistakes. It’s always nice to finish a game on a three. It was a good team effort. “
With three remaining round robin matches, they face Latvia and Russia tomorrow and Estonia in their final pool game on Thursday.
They are currently tied with Switzerland, Russia and reigning European Champions Sweden in first place in the standings, on five wins and one loss.
“It’s where we want to be at this stage of the championships,” added Muirhead.
“We are over half way now and to be sitting joint top is good. We still have tough games left, but if we stay patient, stick to our process and hopefully keep playing the way we are that will put us in good stead when it comes to the weekend.”
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Scotland’s Women 5W 1L
Saturday 16 November
Scotland v Norway 7-4
Monday 18 November
Scotland v Switzerland 9-8
Scotland v Sweden 4-11
Tuesday 19 November
Scotland v Germany 10-5
Wednesday 20 November
Scotland v Latvia
Scotland v Russia
Thursday 21 November
Scotland v Estonia
Friday 22 November
Women’s semi finals
Women’s bronze medal game
Saturday 23 November
Women’s gold medal game