Norway improves to 2-0 at women's worlds

With a 7-5 victory over Team USA in Draw 4 on Sunday afternoon in Sandviken, Sweden, Team Norway (Photo: WCF/Celine Stucki) is off to a 2-0 start at this year's World Women's Curling Championship.

By: Dylan Chenier

After defeating South Korea in Draw 1 of this year's World Women's Curling Championship, Marianne Roervik and Team Norway kept their winning streak alive on Sunday afternoon, with the rink downing Tabitha Peterson's Team USA 7-5 in Draw 4 in Sandviken, Sweden.

After starting Sunday's contest with the hammer, Team Norway- with fourth rock thrower Kristin Moen Skalien, second Millie Nordbye, and lead Martine Roenning- would put up three straight blanked ends, before opening the scoring in four with a deuce. Roervik would then force USA to one in the fifth, taking a narrow 2-1 lead heading into the break.

Coming back in six, Team USA was able to tie things up with a steal of one before Norway once again took the lead with a score of three in the seventh end.

USA would answer right back in eight with Peterson making her own shot for three, tying things up at five apiece with just two ends to go. Norway would be forced to settle for one in nine, giving the hammer back to Peterson with USA down by one heading home in ten.

The last end would see Norway steal one for a 7-5 victory. With the win, Team Roervik becomes one of three unbeaten rinks left in this year's tournament, with Switzerland leading the way at 3-0, while Stefania Constantini and Team Italy are tied with Norway at 2-0.

Norway will look to make it 3-0 as Roerkvik and Company get set to battle Kerri Einarson and Team Canada in Draw 5 on Sunday evening. The two rinks met during the round-robin of last year's world championship, which saw Norway take the win 6-4.

Team Peterson meanwhile falls to 1-2, dropping the rink to ninth place in the standings. Team USA has Sunday night off in Sandviken, before returning to the ice Monday morning against Team Japan (Fujisawa).

Other results from Draw 4 saw Korea (Ha) defeat Madeline Dupont and Team Denmark 6-3 while defending Champions Team Tirinzoni (Switzerland) defeated hosts Anna Hasselborg and Team Sweden 9-3. In the third and final game on Sunday afternoon, Team Germany (Jentsch) got by New Zealand (Smith) 8-2.

The 2023 World Women's Curling Championship continues Sunday evening in Sandviken, Sweden, with Draw 5 set for 7:00 p.m. CET (2:00 p.m. ET).

Canadian fans can catch all of Team Einarson's round-robin games live on TSN, with the network also providing comprehensive coverage of the playoff draws. Sunday's contest between Canada and Norway will be broadcast live on TSN 3.

Meanwhile, World Curling TV will stream all games from the event live through the Curling Channel on Recast. Select streams will include full production value with commentary, while every other game will be available without commentary. Geo-blocking may apply to broadcast games due to broadcast partner agreements.


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