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For the Canadian women’s curling team, who lost in overtime in Friday’s bronze medal match, they finished fourth at the 2023 Pancontinental Curling Championships.
Tabitha Peterson’s team from the United States took the point in overtime against Canada’s Kelly Einarson, winning 8-7 and taking home the bronze medal.
Looking for a come-from-behind victory at the Kelowna Curling Club, Canada gained momentum late in the match and took its first lead in the ninth end. A total miss by the Americans on the final shot gave Canada three points and a 7-6 lead into the final frame without a hammer.
In the 10th end, Canada held the American team to a draw, tying the score and forcing overtime.
However, Peterson’s team would pick up points in the final frame to seal the victory. Einarson, assistant skip Val Sweeting, second Shannon Burchard, lead Brian Harris, alternate Dawn McEwen, and national coaches Renee Sonnenberg and Victor Kell were tied for the win, but midway through. tricked.
Their shot curled more than intended and missed the US shot stone, but they didn’t get close enough.
“That’s what it felt like to have a close loss. We just fought for control and ended up putting ourselves in a position to get it and then letting go. In the end, I think we played a really good game. We have to take advantage of our chances when they come. One of us could make a mistake at the wrong time. Half shot That’s the difference, and that’s what happens,” Sweeting said.
For most of the match, Canada tried to take the hammer away from the United States.
At the Pan-Continental Curling Championship, both teams had one win and one loss in bronze medal matches. In 2022, Team Einarson of Canada and Team Peterson of the United States competed in Calgary for the bronze medal, which Canada won.
The women’s gold medal game is Saturday at 10 a.m. (all times Pacific time). Japan’s Satsuki Fujisawa team will aim for a consecutive victory in the gold medal match against South Korea’s Kim Eun-ji team.
Canada’s Team Brad Gushue will compete for gold at the 2023 Pan-Continental Curling Championships on Saturday.Canada will face South Korea’s Park Jong-duk at 3 p.m.