Gold Medal Game, Canada vs. Sweden:
That split by Holland with her first rock in the fourth end was very impressive, rolling both rocks behind cover. As Alan said, "utterly brilliant".
End #5: Linda Moore, one of the commenters for TSN, suggests that after giving up three last end, Sweden might want to play this end open, and it looks as if that is what is going on, at least at first. Canada has one top 4' and a long centre guard, and Sweden has an even longer corner guard. As the end progresses, Swedish guards are mounting up while Canada has two even rocks in the top of the house, top 4' and at 10 o'clock in the 8'. Every time Sweden tries a run back, they seem just to move the Canada rocks over to the 10 o'clock position. Schneider puts a rock right at the upper left top4' and Canada lies three. Ostlund wrecks on the guard (Linda Moore thinks her rock might have picked on something). Holland decides to put up a long centre guard to block that hole left by Ostlund; it is really long. Norberg removes one of the side Canada rocks in the rings, leaving Canada lying two. Holland hits the Swedish rock in the rings, but loses her shooter, leaving the door open for Norberg to draw or hit/flop for one. She hits/flops for one.
Canada 3, Sweden 3
Labels: 2011 Women's Worlds