American ladies still alive in playoff hunt
Erika Brown and the U.S. women (5-5) need to defeat Russia (6-4) in the round robin finale tonight to force a tiebreaker game for the fourth and final playoff spot. The U.S. has not made a playoff appearance at the Women's World Championship since 2007. Sweden (10-1), Scotland (10-1) and Canada (8-3) have locked down the first three playoff berths.
"Let's just go and win our next one. We control our own destiny so we're going to go out there and make lots of shots," said Brown, a seven-time U.S. national champion.
Brown (Oakville, Ontario) and teammates Debbie McCormick (Rio, Wis.), Jessica Schultz (Richfield, Minn.) and Ann Swisshelm (Chicago) lost their fifth game of the week at the Volvo Sports Center. Today's loss was at the hands of a team that has now won nine games in a row - Scotland's Eve Muirhead rink.
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