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.

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