Canada’s Einarsson makes women’s curling world debut with win over hosts Sweden Pipa News

Canada’s Einarsson makes women’s curling world debut with win over hosts Sweden

Canada’s Kerry Einarson steals a win en route to opening the Women’s World Curling Championship.

Einarsson beat hosts Sweden 9-4 in Sandviken on Saturday.

After trailing 4–3 going into the ninth end, Canada took the lead with two steals. Einarson executed a difficult double takeout in the 10th to force Swedish skip Anna Hasselborg to draw against several Canadian stones.

Hasselborg was light to give up a steal of four and Canada won.

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After stealing two points in the ninth end to take the lead, Canada’s Kerri Einarsson stole four more points in the tenth for a 9-4 win over Sweden’s Anna Hasselborg in her opening game at the Women’s World Curling Championships.

“It’s really important. The fans were totally on their side, but I just went along with it. I sang along with the crowd in my head because it was so catchy,” Einarsson said. “We always want to start an event with a win and we are in a good position now.”

Both skips were struggling with the draw weight at the end of the game as the ice surface at Sandviken’s Göransson Arena warmed up.

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In the opening period, Einarsson took a 1–0 lead after the first end.

Hasselborg replied with a point in each of the next two ends, but after a scoreless fourth end, Einarsson ended the contest in the fifth.

After a scoreless sixth, Hasselborg took a 4–2 lead in the seventh before Einarsson cut the deficit to one.

Einarsson, who pipped Hasselborg to the bronze medal last year in Prince George, B.C., will face the United States and Norway on Sunday in the 13-nation tournament.

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