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Oct. 12, 2019
USA in action at 2019 World Mixed Championship in Scotland
(STEVENS POINT, Wis.) – Hunter Clawson and Team USA didn’t get the start to the 2019 World Mixed Championship that they envisioned before arriving but have plenty of round robin action to come in Aberdeen, Scotland.
Clawson (Minneapolis, Minn.) and teammates Katherine Gourianova (Potomac, Md.), Eli Clawson (Clarksville, Md.), and Sydney Mullaney (Concord, Mass.) fell to Spain’s Sergio Vez rink, 7-4, today at Curl Aberdeen.
“It was the first time we’ve gotten to play as a team since the Nationals, and we played pretty well,” said Hunter Clawson, who also skipped Team USA at the 2017 World Mixed Championship. “It was within our grasp, but we left a few points on the board. So, if we pick up those few points, we'll be able to win some comfortable games later in the week.”
Team USA will be back in action tomorrow morning as they take on Brazil, which lost to Hungary, 14-2, in their opening match.
The U.S. team started strong putting a deuce on the board in the opening end. Spain answered back with a single in the second but stole a point in the fourth to even the scoreboard at the halfway mark. The U.S. would take back the lead with points in the fifth and sixth ends but would not score again as Spain counted five points over the final two ends to sew up the victory.
“I missed a few draws that I need to make, and I missed my last one there, but if I make those, then that’s the difference,” Hunter Clawson said. “With hammer, coming home, that’s the position I love to be in. To have that last rock with the chance to win is all you ask for, I just didn’t make it this time.”
To follow along throughout the competition, go to www.worldcurling.org.
*USA 200 011 00 – 4
Spain 010 100 23 – 7
*last rock in first end
Team USA’s round robin schedule (all times local, +5 ET):
Sunday: USA vs. Brazil, 8 a.m.
Monday: USA vs. Latvia, 8 a.m.; USA vs. Hungary, 8 p.m.
Tuesday: USA vs. Hungary, 8 p.m.
Wednesday: USA vs. Kazakhstan, 8 p.m.
Thursday: USA vs. Australia, 4 p.m.
Friday: Round of 16 playoffs, 9 a.m. and 1 p.m.; quarterfinals, 7 p.m.
Saturday: Semifinals, 9 a.m.; medal games, 3 p.m.
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