Posted at 12:21 pm on March 16, 2013
Germany’s Andrea Scöpp started the 2013 World Women’s Curling Championship with a big win. The German team kept pace with the Russians in a high-scoring game, edging them out for a 11-9 victory.
This year’s German team is loaded with young talent and skipped by the talented and experienced Andrea Schöpp. The combination has caused quite a stir in the European tour and brought a lot of success to the team. They are one of the favorites headed into this year’s World Women’s Championship.
Going up against the highly skilled Russians, skipped by Anna Sidorova, Germany was in for a tough test early on in the round robin.
After Germany jumped out to 2-0 early in the game, Russian chipped away at the lead by stealing points. When Russian scored a huge three points in the fifth end, they enjoyed a 5-4 lead heading into the break. Not to be outdone, Schopp came back after the break to post three points of her own, re-taking the lead.
There was even more excitement in the home-stretch of this match. Sidorova drew with her final shot of the 9th to post another 3-ender, taking a lead into the final end. But once again, Schopp answered in a huge way, taking those three points right back and claiming the 11-9 victory.
Germany joins Denmark, Switzerland, and the United States in the win column on day one of action. Schopp and her team will face Canada’s Rachel Homan on Wednesday morning.
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