Friday, March 28, 2008

Slow starts too common for Canadian curlers

VERNON, B.C. - A disappointing loss to Denmark was tough for Team Canada to take Thursday at the 2008 Ford world women's curling championships.

Yet as members of the Jennifer Jones' rink were quick to point out, it didn't really change the bottom line as far as the Canadian champions are concerned. If they were able to win their final round-robin game against Sweden's Stina Viktorsson on the evening draw, the team from the St. Vital Curling Club in Winnipeg will still achieve its goal of a spot in the 1 versus 2 Page playoff game between the top two finishers.

"Obviously, we want to pick it up a notch," said Team Canada third Cathy Overton-Clapham after the 6-3 defeat at the hands of Denmark's Angelina Jensen at the Greater Vernon Multiplex. "But our goal all week has been to be in the 1 versus 2 playoff game. Of course, to assure that we need to win tonight."

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