Despite suffering its first loss of the week, Team USA remains on top of the leaderboard as the round robin of the 2012 World Wheelchair Championship continued today at the Uiam Ice Rink in Chuncheon, South Korea.
USA's team of Patrick McDonald (Orangevale, Calif.), David Palmer (Mashpee, Mass.), James Joseph (New Hartford, N.Y.), Penny Greely (Green Bay, Wis.) and Tim Kelly (Rockford, Ill.) defeated Scotland's Aileen Neilson, 6-4, in the morning session. USA trailed 4-3 at the halfway mark but kept the Scots off the scoreboard in the second half and sealed the win with a steal of two in the seventh.
"We love Scotland. We're great friends. We play hard, and it's always a close game," Joseph said after the team picked up its fifth win. "We expected this from these guys, and we had to get that steal, and we did in the seventh, which was huge. Then we just had to execute our shots in the final end, which we did and got the big W which was massive for us."
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