The United States scored an important 7-6 victory over the Olympic Athletes from Russian Federation in the 2018 Winter Olympics women's curling tournament Saturday (Friday night in the U.S.) at the Gangneung Curling Centre in South Korea. Let's make curling a little more interesting.
Canada still needs three wins in its final three round-robin games to be sure it will play for a medal on the weekend.
"We're playing consistently, the way we know how to play and the way we know how to get the wins", Homan said. Under the rules, Canada had the option of ignoring the foul, rearranging the stones to whatever position they think they would have ended up if the stone hadn't been touched, or removing the stone from play. "We still have another match to play tonight so we said we'd concede if they scored two points in the seventh end (which they did)", Yoshida said.
Homan said she was within her rights and was following the rules. If still tied, the average distance of pre-game draws to the button that determine hammer is the next step.
After opening with three losses, Ottawa's Homan, Miskew and front end Joanne Courtney and Lisa Weagle seemed to get back on form with a trio of wins. That would put them in at least a tiebreaker situation, though the complicated tiebreaking system at the Olympics would not guarantee them a game. However, after Kim regained the lead in the eighth, Homan attempted an aggressive shot in the ninth that backfired.
"We're not throwing badly", Miskew said to reporters following the game against Denmark.
They've won big events and they've lost a few too, experiencing both the ecstasy and agony that come with those polarized results.
But smiles the Canadians had recovered winning three in a row disappeared again Tuesday. "I'm really proud that we're here representing Canada and we're going to give it our all and leave it out there".
"They'll be fine. They're a tough bunch of girls".
Jay Leroi, of Ontario, Canada, who was nursing a beer in the stands after the win, empathized with the heavy expectations his country had placed on the team. They will still have their backs against the wall, though they are slowly moving away from it.