Scottish curlers bounce back
Scotland bounced back from a heavy defeat to Sweden with a hugely impressive victory over previously unbeaten Germany on the second day of the World Women's Curling Championships in Latvia.
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The highly-fancied Scots saw off Canada 6-4 on on the opening day of the
round-robin matches on Saturday but were brought crashing back to earth on Sunday as they were thumped 11-2 by Sweden in match that lasted just six ends.
However, they turned on the style in the evening session to inflict a similarly one-sided victory over a Germany side looking for their third straight triumph, the Scots winning 9-2.
Germany took the opening point of the match in the first end but Scottish skip Eve Muirhead hit back with two points in the second, and Scotland never trailed after that as they claimed the triumph in only seven ends.
Muirhead said: "That was more like ourselves. We put pressure on them from the start and our stone placement was good, which was letting us down earlier on, and it was the opposite for them this evening.
"We're chuffed with that - if you had asked me what I wanted from the first three games, especially playing Canada and Sweden, I would have been happy with two wins and one loss.''