FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Dec. 14, 2019
USA women get back in win column in Finland
(STEVENS POINT, Wis.) – A huge second end propelled Team USA to a 9-1 victory today over Austria in round robin competition at the 2020 World Junior B Championships in Lohja, Finland.
Cora Farrell (Fairbanks, Alaska) and her team of Leah Yavarow (Bemidji, Minn.), Cait Flannery (Mankato, Minn.), Allison Howell (Solon, Ohio), and Rebecca Miles (Duluth, Minn.) made a takeout to score six points in the second end and limited the offense of Sara Haidinger’s Austrian team to improve to 2-1 in Group A at Kisakallio Sports Institute.
The U.S. ladies have two round games left against Turkey (2-1) and Spain (0-3). The top two teams in each of the three groups as well as the best two third-ranked teams will advance to Tuesday’s playoffs. The top three teams at the end of the competition will earn berths to the 2020 World Junior Championships in February in Siberia.
*USA 060 003 xx – 9
Austria 000 010 xx – 1
*last rock in first end
Group A Standings:
Czech Republic 1-2
Here is a look at Team USA’s remaining round robin schedule in Group A (all times local, +7 ET):
Sunday: USA vs. Turkey (Mihriban Polat), 8 a.m.
Monday: USA vs. Spain (Maria Gomez), 4 p.m.
Tuesday: Qualification playoffs, 6 p.m.
Wednesday: Semifinals, 9 a.m.; medal games, 2 p.m.
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