Got the early morning wake up call this morning as a train thundered past our hotel at 5.30 a.m.! But Scotland had an 8.30 draw against USA so I was up in time, USA had won two games from three, Scotland one win from three so it was an important game for the Scots.
And they got off to a flying start, a two in the first end and a single steal in th fourth gave them a three shot lead, but that evaporated when USA skip Debbie McCormick had a tap shot in end five to lie three to tie the game. Scotland gave up a single in end six when Gail Munro was heavy with her final draw.
The Scots struggled over the next few ends but managed to tie the game in end nine but went into the last end without last stone. USA lay two on the front eight, Gail tried a draw to the four but was heavy again, USA took the game 9-7. Tonight, tomorrow for those in Scotland, they take on Germany.
You can find all the linescores and statistics here. Want to watch the action? Then check out the webstreaming coverage of the WWCC2008 that is available to viewers in Europe, Japan, the United States and Canada at:http://www.curltv.com/events/wcf/2008-womens-worlds-broadcast.php. This, of course, is in addition to the TV coverage available, some of which (Eurosport and NHK Japan) is listed here: http://www.worldcurling.org/content/view/345.
Debbie McCormick's pic is by Hugh Stewart.
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