USA wins third straight in Lethbridge
The 10-1 win over Italy's Diana Gaspari improves Team USA's Allison Pottinger (Eden Prairie, Minn.), Nicole Joraanstad (Verona, Wis.), Natalie Nicholson (Bemidji, Minn.) and Tabitha Peterson (Eagan, Minn.) to 3-4 in the 11-game round robin standings.
The lopsided victory pushes the American win streak to three straight. "It does feel good," Nicholson said about the win. "I feel like we've been playing well. I think it's just a matter of focusing on one game at a time. All we can do is continue to do our best and improve each game, finish out strong, and that's all we can do. You hate to hope other teams help you out, but you can't count on it so you have to try to do the best yourself and deal with it."
Gaspari, 27, playing in her eighth world championship, had an off night and turned in a 64 percent shooting average in comparison to her counterpart Pottinger, who dialed in a 91 percent.
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