Canada wins women's tiebreaker
By QMI Agency
|Canadian skip Amber Holland held off Switzerland to win a tiebreaker at the Women's Curling Worlds. (REUTERS/Bob Strong)
Canada's Amber Holland will be looking for revenge against host Denmark after winning a tiebreaker Friday morning at the Women's World Curling Championship.
Holland held off Mirjam Ott's Switzerland rink 8-6, earning a berth in the Page 3-4 playoff game Saturday morning.
"That's the number one target achieved," she said. "Obviously, we had to win that to get to where we needed to in the playoffs, so ... just got to keep playing." Canada lost to Denmark 8-5 during the round robin. That loss was a big reason why the Saskatchewan foursome was forced to play the tiebreaker, an extra nail-biting step towards what she hopes will end with a world championship on Sunday.
"We can win this title, why not?" Holland said. "We just have to keep putting good games together and keep doing what we're doing and stay consistent. Yes, it's definitely there for the taking." Holland controlled this game from the start, blanking the first end before establishing a lead she kept throughout by scoring two points in the second.
Canada held a 7-3 lead after seven ends but Ott got back into it when Holland missed a double take-out, giving the Swiss skip an open draw for three.
"I just over-swept my first shot," Holland said. "You don't like giving up a three, but we were up four, so if there is any time to do it, that's the time. And (being) one up playing the ninth end with hammer is still pretty comfortable." Holland blanked the ninth end then clinched it with a draw to the button for one in the 10th.
"We feel disappointed, we wanted to win," Ott said. "We had a good game but they played really well. We were a little bit unlucky today but we tried, we tried hard and we had a good game."