CALGARY – Canada’s Kerri Einarson extended her winning streak to four games Wednesday with a 10-4 victory over Estonia’s Marie Turmann at the world women’s curling championship.
Einarson improved to 5-5 in round-robin play at WinSport’s Markin MacPhail Centre.
Her Manitoba-based team of Val Sweeting, Shannon Birchard and Briane Meilleur struggled mightily over the first few days of competition. The team’s turnaround started with a win over South Korea, followed by victories over Italy, Scotland, and now a rout of Estonia.
Canada started the day in seventh place in the 14-team standings.
A top-six finish is needed to reach the playoffs on the weekend.
Curling minnow Estonia (1-8) is making its first appearance at this competition but still made heavily favoured Canada work for the victory.
Einarson had hammer in the opening end and used it for a hit and stick to score a deuce. Turmann took a 3-2 lead in the fourth when Einarson gave up a steal of two after a missed takeout.
(The Canadian Press)