FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Dec. 13, 2013
USA men 2-1, women 0-3 at Winter World University Games in Italy
(STEVENS POINT, Wis.) - Team USA had an up-and-down day at the 2013 Winter World University Games in Trentino, Italy, at the Baselga di Pine Ice Stadium.
Chris Plys (Duluth, Minn.) and teammates Stephen Dropkin (Southborough, Mass.), Sean Beighton (Seattle), Korey Dropkin (Southborough, Mass.), Tom Howell (Brick, N.J.) started the day with a 10-4 win over Czech Republic's Lukas Klima rink but then lost a close match with Sweden's Oskar Eriksson, 4-1. The loss drops the U.S. men to 2-1.
Cory Christensen (Duluth, Minn.) and her team of Becca Funk (McFarland, Wis.), Anna Bauman (Duluth, Minn.), Mackenzie Lank (Lewiston, N.Y.), and Sonja Bauman (Duluth, Minn.) fell to Korea's Ji Sun Kim rink, 6-2, to drop to 0-3 in the standings.
The U.S. teams are competing in a round robin with the top four advancing to the semifinals on Dec. 19. The gold-medal games will be played on Dec. 20. TV coverage of the men's final will be part of CBS Sports Network's coverage of the event. The air time is set for 11 a.m. ET on Dec. 20.
To follow along, go to http://www2.universiadetrentino.org/content/program.
USA men 033 020 02x x - 10
Czech Rep. 200 100 10x x - 4
USA women 010 010 000 x - 2
Korea 101 000 022 x - 6
USA men 010 000 000 x - 1
Sweden 001 010 011 x - 4
Great Britain 2-1
Czech Republic 1-2
Great Britain 2-1
Team USA competition schedule (all times local, +6 hours ET):
Saturday, Dec. 14: 9 a.m., Russia; 7 p.m., Italy
Sunday, Dec. 15: 2 p.m. Sweden
Monday, Dec. 16: 9 a.m., Canada; 7 p.m., China
Tuesday, Dec. 17: 2 p.m., Great Britain
Saturday, Dec. 14: 2 p.m., China
Sunday, Dec. 15: 9 a.m., Switzerland; 7 p.m., Great Britain
Monday, Dec. 16: 2 p.m., Canada
Tuesday, Dec. 17: 9 a.m., Italy; 7 p.m., Korea
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