Late rally by China sends USA to fourth loss in Latvia
Ahead by a point late in the game, Erika Brown and Team USA gave up five points in the ninth end to go down in defeat to China's Bingyu Wang, 9-5, at the Volvo Sports Center.
Fourteen of Brown's 18 shots played were draws, mostly around multiple guards or stones into the four-foot. It was her last one in the ninth end, however, that proved to be the knockout punch for the Chinese.
"I felt like we were in control most of the game. Even if I can make a really great shot in nine, it would have gotten us out of that end," said Brown, 40, a native of Madison, Wis. "We just had a couple misses up the line, and they took advantage of it in the ninth."
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