Sunday, March 13, 2011

WJCC: Women's Final and Bronze

SCOTLAND: World Junior Curling Champions!

Scotland's Eve Muirhead, Anna Sloan, Vicki Adams and Rhiann Macleod were the home favourites in the final of the World Junior Curling Championships at Perth this afternoon. They faced Team Canada, skipped by Trish Paulsen with Kari Kennedy (3rd), Kari Paulsen (2nd) and Natalie Yanko (lead). The Scots had come though the Page 1-2 against Russia, and the Canadians had defeated Sweden in the Page 3-4 and then Russia in the semifinal.

The Scots were dominant, and were strong throughout the team. A steal of three in the fourth end sealed Canada's fate, skip Trish Paulsen having an real off day, missing crucial chances. It lasted eight ends before the handshakes were offered at Scotland 10 Canada 3.

A sellout arena of, mostly Scottish fans made for quite an atmosphere!

Eve Muirhead - FOUR World Junior Gold Medals in her cabinet!

The early ends were tense. Scotland got the two when the Canadian skip wrecked on a guard.

Here's Anna Sloan

Trish did a lot of shouting!

Kari Kennedy and Anna Sloan

Vicki 'The Lioness' Adams

Rhiann Macleod

Natalie Yanko

Kari Kennedy, Kari Paulsen, Natalie Yanko

Trish Paulsen

And in the bronze medal game.....

Anna Sidorova's Russian team won the bronze medals beating Sweden in a one-sided game.

The Closing Ceremony pics to come later.

The linescores are here.

Photos are © Skip Cottage