March 12, 2009

Scottish Juniors in Page 1-2

Eve Muirhead, Anna Sloan, Vicki Adams and Sarah Macintyre are just one win away from the final of the World Junior Championship in Vancouver's Olympic Centre. The Scots finished their round robin by beating the Czech Republic, and sat out the last round, waiting to see how the other games went. It was Anna Kubeskova's Czech team that was to do the Scots a favour, beating the Russians by stealing three in the tenth end. Sweden, who had not qualified for the playoffs, upset the home favourites and Anna Hasselborg's team pushed Kaitlyn Lawes' Canadians into the Page 3-4, by beating them 7-4.

That left just two teams at the top of the rankings on seven wins and two losses. So, Scotland plays Switzerland in the Page 1-2 game on Friday 7 pm local time, early hours of Saturday here. Canada plays Russia in the Page 3-4. You will find the results, linescores and stats here.

Above is a Jim Law photo from the Scotland v Czech Republic game. Vicki and Sarah are the sweepers on Anna Sloan's stone, with Eve in the house, as Anna Kubeskova looks on. Kay Adams, Isobel Hannen and Rhona Martin are on the coaches' bench behind.

Anna Sloan delivers with Sarah Macintyre and Vicki Adams ready to sweep.

Eve Muirhead
Pics by Jim Law

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