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Winter storm cancels Monday morning competition in Philadelphia

By Terry Kolesar | March 02, 2014, 12 a.m. (ET)
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 2, 2014

Minnesota, Wisconsin rinks still perfect at 2014 USA Curling National Championships sweeps along in Philadelphia

(STEVENS POINT, Wis.) - Ten-time national champion Allison Pottinger kept her team undefeated with a 10-2 win this afternoon over Minnesota-based Amy Lou Anderson rink at the 2014 USA Curling National Championships presented by Labatt. Teams skipped by past U.S. junior champions Alex Carlson (Wayzata, Minn.) and Nina Spatola (McFarland, Wis.) also are perfect at 3-0 in the round robin standings at IceWorks Skating Complex.

Due to Winter Storm Titan, the 8 a.m. draw tomorrow will be cancelled with competition resuming at 12 p.m. ET. The schedule has slight adjustments for Monday and Tuesday. To view the complete schedule, go to www.usacurl.org. 

Spatola and teammates Becca Hamilton (McFarland, Wis.), Tara Peterson (Eagan, Minn.), and Sophie Brorson (Minneapolis, Minn.) got past Caitlin Maroldo, 9-2, while Carlson made a game-saving shot to remain perfect as her team defeated North Dakota's Abigayle Lindgren, 7-6.

Sarah Anderson (Broomall, Pa.) earned her second straight victory with a 6-5 win over Courtney George. Gabrielle Coleman had to sit out due to the flu and her team was left to play with just three players. Maureen Stolt (Plymouth, Minn.) moved up to skip with Seattle's Elle LeBeau and Cyndy Eng-Dinsel as they defeated Cassie Potter's rink, 6-5.

The live webstream is available throughout the championship courtesy of USA Curling's partnership with the 12th End Sports Network. All the action from Sheet C/3 is being streamed live. A complete game schedule is available at www.usacurl.org. In addition, live scores, stats and standings from USA Curling partner CurlingZone. 

Game scores, 4 p.m. (women): Carlson 7, Lindgren 6; Pottinger 10, A. Anderson 2; Spatola 9, Maroldo 2; Coleman 6, Potter 5; S. Anderson 6, George 5

Women's Standings:
Alex Carlson (Wayzata, Minn.) 3-0
Allison Pottinger (Eden Prairie, Minn.) 3-0
Nina Spatola (McFarland, Wis.) 3-0
Sarah Anderson (Broomall, Pa.) 2-1
Gabrielle Coleman (Mountain View, Calif.) 1-2
Courtney George (St. Paul, Minn.) 1-2
Caitlin Maroldo (Rochester, N.Y.) 1-2
Cassie Potter (St. Paul, Minn.) 1-2
Amy Lou Anderson (Plymouth, Minn.) 0-3
Abigayle Lindgren (Grand Forks, N.D.) 0-3

Men's Standings:
Alex Leichter (Wayland, Mass.) 2-0
John Shuster (Duluth, Minn.) 2-0
Craig Brown (Madison, Wis.) 1-1
Brady Clark (Lynnwood, Wash.) 1-1
Pete Fenson (Bemidji, Minn.) 1-1
Tyler George (Duluth, Minn.) 1-1
Heath McCormick (Sarnia, Ontario) 1-1
Peter Stolt (Plymouth, Minn.) 1-1
Eric Fenson (Bemidji, Minn.) 0-2
Paul Pustovar (Hibbing, Minn.) 0-2

The official Twitter hashtags for the event will be #2014Nats or #curling. USA Curling will post updates and photos to its Facebook page as well at https://www.facebook.com/pages/USA-Curling/107975609011. 

Media credentials can be picked up at the main entrance at IceWorks. If you have not requested a credential yet, go to http://2014usacurlingnationals.com/media-accreditation-request-2014/. 

USA Curling is sponsored by AtomAmpd, Nike, Brooms Up Curling Supplies, Sitrin, and The RAM Restaurant & Brewery and is partnered with Hilton, United Airlines, Ludus Tours, CurlingZone, and RJM Licensing, Inc. 

Follow us on Facebook (search for USA Curling) and Twitter (@terry_usacurl). Be sure to visit the new USA Curling website at www.usacurl.org. 

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For more information: Terry Kolesar, USA Curling, terry.kolesar@usacurl.org, 715-344-1199, Ext. 202, or 608-338-9900 (cell).

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