March 09, 2008

Gold Women in Sweden

The World Championship Junior Women's Final

With Vicki Adams not fully recovered after damaging her ankle in a fall on Friday, her sister Kay was in the Scottish team again with Eve Muirhead, Kerry Barr and Sarah Macintyre.

The question was if Cissi Ostlund would play as well as she did yesterday in the Page 1-2? That was answered in the second end, when she was heavy with two freeze attempts and Eve drew coolly to the four foot for a two, to go 2-1.

The game was effectively won and lost in the third end. Ostlund missed a double takeout, one that she would have made yesterday. Eve bunged another into the house, forcing the Swedish skip to attempt a draw to the one inch. She was woefully short and Scotland stole two shots and took a 4-1 lead.

Great draws from both skips in the fourth and fifth ends saw these go with the hammer. But Eve, Kerry, Kay and Sarah played the sixth well. Cissi Ostlund faced a house full of yellow stones when she went to play her last.

It was short! After a measure, a big six shots went on the board. The teams were forced to play out eight ends, but there was no point. Scotland are the World Champions ... again!

In the bronze medal game, Liudmila Privivkova's side stole a three against the Canadians in the third end for a 5-0 lead, and the result should not have been in doubt. But the Canadians then brought out the best curling they have played all week. Lucy and her team let it slip.

Russia was one up playing the tenth, without the hammer. When Privivkova hit and rolled too far with her last, Kaitkyn Lawes and her team were celebrating consolation bronze medals.

Linescores are here. Pics to follow.


Anonymous said...

Congratulations to the Scottish girls!

Anonymous said...

well done girls a well deserved victory!!!!!