Koreans upset Scotland at worlds

Mon, 19 Mar 22:17:00 2012

Scotland were upset 7-2 by surprise package South Korea in their latest match at the women's World Curling Championships in Canada.

Scotland skip Eve Muirhead reacts after missing a shot during their game against Germany at the World Women's Curling Championships in Lethbridge, Albert - 0

Skip Eve Muirhead shot a mediocre 68 per cent on her last rocks while Korea's Skip Ji-Sun Kim had a 90 per cent shooting percentage.

The Koreans scored two in the fourth end after three blanks, then stole two more on a Scottish miscue in the fifth to move into a 4-0 lead.

A couple of one point-strike got Scotland back into it but a two in the eight and a theft in the ninth was enough to move Korea to a 3-1 record, while Scotland drop to 2-2.

“I think that was a poor performance, but give them their due, they played great,” said Muirhead.

“We’re just missing shots that we don’t usually miss — the unit’s falling apart a little and we need to build it up

"We can’t panic, it’s down to ourselves at the end of the day. If we step it up, then we’ll be around, and if we don’t we’re not going to be, so it’s in our own hands.”

Elsewhere, Margaretha Sigfridsson's Sweden move to 3-1 with a 10-4 victory over Germany’s Melanie Robillard (2-2).

Denmark’s Lene Nielsen moved to 2-2 with a tight 9-8 win over Linda Klimova of the Czech Republic, who also is 2-2.

And, Italy’s Diana Gaspari got her first win to move to 1-3 after a 10-6 success over Russia’s Anna Sidorova who has the same record.


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