USA wins 6th in a row to stay in playoff hunt
Team USA's Allison Pottinger (Eden Prairie, Minn.), Nicole Joraanstad (Verona, Wis.), Natalie Nicholson (Bemidji, Minn.) and Tabitha Peterson (Eagan, Minn.) survived an extra-end scare from Sweden (7-3) to come out victorious, 6-5, today at the Enmax Centre.
The win over Sweden's Margaretha Sigfridsson improves Team USA to 6-4 in the standings with one game remaining in the round robin against Denmark (5-4) tonight at 7 MT. Sweden, Canada, Switzerland and Korea are tied for first place with 7-3 records after three of those four teams lost games this morning. The U.S. needs a win tonight coupled with a loss either this afternoon or tonight by any of the four teams to get into the playoffs or to play in a tiebreaker game.
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