American women pick up big win over world champsCurling on Friday the 13th and scoring in only odd digits seems like a recipe superstitious believers would concoct. Although that wasn't the game plan necessarily drawn up this morning for Team Lank at the 2012 World Financial Group Continental Cup of Curling, it resulted in a big win over the defending world champions from Sweden.
Playing the second round of women's team competition at the Langley Events Centre, Lank (Lewiston, N.Y.) and her team of Nina Spatola (McFarland, Wis.), Caitlin Maroldo (Rochester, N.Y.) and Mackenzie Lank (Lewiston, N.Y.) posted an 8-5 win for Team North America over Anette Norberg's Team World squad. The win earns six points towards North America's point total. Both sides earned nine points this round as Team World's Bingyu Wang defeated North America's Amber Holland, 6-4. Eve Muirhead and Stefanie Lawton tied 3-3 to split the points. Team World maintains its six-point lead at 39-33. The first side to 201 is the winner.
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