Team GB Women Lose out To US - Winter Olympics Day Two

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Team GB’s women’s curling team lost out 7-4 to the USA in the opening session of day two at the Gangneung Curling Centre in PyeongChang. It was a disappointing result for the team after such a dominant performance in their opening match in the round robin yesterday.

Anna Sloan who plays third for Team Muirhead said after the US game: “"That was a bit of a scrappy game from us.

“They managed the ice conditions better and we need to debrief and come back firing now.

"We struggled the whole way through, we just were not quite getting there. It’s a long week and they got the better of us in a game of inches.

"The ice is good and consistent but we need to get on top of it as a team."

The Sochi bronze medallists were 5-4 down in the final end and skip Eve Muirhead missed a shot with her final stone which would have forced an extra end, however coach Glenn Howard said he felt that both teams were not playing their best game today.

“That was a bit dodgy. We missed too many simple shots and we were not sharp enough on the easy shots. It was average at best and that’s disappointing,” said Howard.

"I don’t think the US were that great either. This is such an even field and you can’t underestimate anyone."

The Team GB women are back on ice tonight playing China and skip Eve Muirhead is anticipating a good game. She said: “We have played China many times, we always have a very close game with Betty Wang. She is obviously playing very well and has had two wins out here. We just have to play the way we know we can.”

The Team GB men play Japan next.

Women’s standings after session two (win-loss):
Japan 2-0
Korea 1-0
Sweden 1-0
China 1-1
Great Britain 1-1
Olympic Athlete from Russia 1-1
United States 1-1
Canada 0-1
Switzerland 0-1
Denmark 0-2

Competition schedule (GMT) and results:

14 February
00.05 GB v Switzerland (men) 6-5
05.05 GB v OAR (women) 10-3
11.05 GB v Canada (men) 6-4

15 February
00.05 GB v USA (women) 4-7
05.05 GB v Japan (men)
11.05 GB v China (women)

16 February
11.05 GB v Sweden (men)

17 February
11.05 GB v Denmark (women)
05.05 GB v Korea (men)
11.05 GB v Korea (women)

18 February
05.05 GB v Sweden (women)
11.05 GB v Italy (men)

19 February
05.05 GB v Denmark (men)
11.05 GB v Switzerland (women)

20 February
00.05 GB v Norway (men)
05.05 GB v Japan (women)

21 February
00.05 GB v Canada (women)
11.05 GB v USA (men)

22 February
00.05 Tiebreakers men and women
11.05 Semi finals (men)

23 February
06.30 Bronze (men)
11.05 Semi finalsl (women)

24 February
06.30 Final (men)
11.05 Bronze (women)

25 February
00.05 Final (women)


Photos: WCF / Richard Gray

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