Scotland bounce back with win over Russia

Scotland bounce back with win over Russia
By Sportsbeat

Scotland got back to winning ways at the Women's World Curling Championships with a 10-7 victory over Russia.

Earlier on Sunday Scotland lost 7-6 to Italy but started this game strongly, leading 3-0 after the first end.

Russia pegged them back by scoring one in the second, but Muirhead restored Scotland's three-point advantage in the third.

Scotland continued to press and went into the half-time break with a clear 8-3 lead before wrapping things up by scoring two in the tenth.

"We knew what we had to do after dropping that game [against Italy] this morning, and that was to come out sharp," Muirhead said.

"We had a really solid first half. They crept back in the second half but sometimes the first end is the worst end to score a three because you've got to defend a lead for so long. We had a big lead and they crawled back, but we were always in control.

"There's a long way to go, but they're one of the favourites here and to get a win puts us into a good position.

"We've got a tough couple of games and if we just do the same as we did there for the first part of the game, come out with intensity and good execution, it'll be good."

The Czech Republic and Switzerland joined Canada on three wins from as many games as they beat hosts China and Denmark respectively.

And after two defeats South Korea picked up their first victory of the competition with a 7-4 win over Italy.

Sportsbeat 2017

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