May 30th, 2024

Sweden downs Canada 6-5, takes control of Group B at mixed doubles curling worlds

By The Canadian Press on April 23, 2024.

Canada’s Kadriana and Colton Lott scored six in the sixth end en route to a 12-5 win over Scotland at the world mixed doubles curling championship on Tuesday. The Lotts discuss strategy during the Canadian Mixed Doubles Curling Championship final in Calgary, Thursday, March 25, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

ÖSTERSUND, Sweden – Sweden’s Rasmus and Isabella Wrana handed Canada’s Kadriana and Colton Lott their first loss at the world mixed doubles curling championship on Tuesday.

Sweden opened up a 4-1 lead midway through the game and held on for a 6-5 win over Canada in a battle for top spot in Group B at the 20-team tournament.

The Wrana siblings improved to 6-0 with the win, while the Lotts fell to 5-1.

Sweden scored one with the hammer in the opening end and followed with a steal of one in the second.

The Lotts, a husband-and-wife team from Gimli, Man., got one back in the third before Sweden scored a deuce in the fourth to open up its lead.

Canada responded to start the second half of the match with two in the fifth end, but a deuce from Sweden in the sixth proved to be too much to overcome.

The Lotts scored one in the seventh and had a steal of one in the eighth but couldn’t close the gap.

Canada opened the day with a 12-5 win over Scotland.

The Lotts scored three in the second end and stole another in the third after the Scottish duo of Sophie Jackson and Duncan McFadzean opened with a single.

Later with Canada in control leading 6-2, Scotland applied some pressure by scoring three in the fifth end to cut the lead to one.

The Lotts fully extinguished the Scottish comeback with a score of six in the sixth.

Scotland fell to 2-3.

Canada faces China on Wednesday before ending the round robin with Thursday games against Australia and the United States.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published April 23, 2024.

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