Curling: Swiss women’s team beats Canada
Sandviken, Sweden –
Switzerland, the three-time defending women’s curling world champions, remained undefeated with a 7-6 victory over Canada in Tuesday afternoon’s draw.
The Silvana Tirinzoni-led team took a 6-4 lead after scoring three points in the fifth end and one in the sixth.
After a blank seventh, Canada Skip Einarson scored an eighth and stole a base in the ninth minute to tie the game 6–6.
With a hammer in the final end, Tirinzoni secured the win and scored 1 to improve to 6-0.
Einarson and teammates Val Sweeting, Shannon Birchard and Briane Harris lost 4-2. The team from Gimli, Manitoba entered Tuesday’s late draw with Italy, South Korea and Norway tied for second place.
Canada played New Zealand (0-6) who fell short of a draw in the evening.
The top six teams of the 13-team field will qualify for the playoff rounds. The final is scheduled for Sunday.
In the other draw 10 results, Norway beat Scotland 9-6, South Korea beat Germany 4-2 and Turkey defeated Japan 7-4.
This report by The Canadian Press was first published on March 21, 2023.