Denmark gets past USA ladies
In the seventh end at the Ice Cube Curling Center, Solem (Cohasset, Minn.) and teammates Vicky Persinger (Fairbanks, Alaska), Karlie Koenig (Delafield, Wis.) and Cory Christensen (Duluth, Minn.) had the choice to draw for two or play a tougher shot - a wick for three. The result was worst-case scenario as Solem's stone over-curled a bit and actually ended up putting the Danish stone in scoring position. That gave Denmark's Stephanie Nielsen Risdal a two-point lead and, most importantly, momentum.
"We got off to kind of a slow start in the game but it picked up. There were shots made on both sides. They gave me an opening in the seventh for three. It was a bit tricky. I released it and thought it was made and it just took off," said Solem. "That was the turning point, giving up a steal there. It was a momentum shift, and we were battling from then on out ... it just didn't work out in our favor."
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