TRURO, N.S. – A victory over Russia on Tuesday morning has given Canada a firm grip on second place at the world junior women’s curling championship.
The Canadian team, skipped by Kaitlyn Jones, improved to 5-1 after a 9-6 victory over their Russian counterparts at the 10-team event in Aberdeen, Scotland.
Local cousins Karlee and Lindsey Burgess throw second and lead stones, respectively for Canada. Karlee is from Hilden and Lindsey lives in Truro. Kristen Clarke is the team’s third.
Canada trailed Russia 6-3 after five ends on Tuesday. However, the Jones foursome scored three in the sixth to tie it and went ahead for good with a steal of one in the seventh, before stealing two in the eighth for the final score.
Sweden sits atop the women’s standings with a 6-0 record. China, Korea, Norway and Scotland are all at 3-3. Canada meets Switzerland (5 a.m.) and Norway (3 p.m.) on Wednesday.
In men’s action, Canada’s Tyler Tardi of B.C., was third with a record of 3-2 heading into yesterday afternoon’s game against Norway.
The top four teams advance to semifinals on Friday. Bronze medal games will also be played on Friday, while gold medal matches will be staged Saturday.