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Junior Women Defeat Scotland in First-Day Action

Canada’s Jocelyn Peterman recovered from an opening loss to the Czech Republic to post a 7-5 victory over Scotland in the evening draw at the 2012 World Junior Curling Championships in Oestersund, Sweden.

Skip Jocelyn Peterman calls the line (Photo Richard Gray/WCF)

Scores and results from the 2012 World Junior Curling Championships can be obtained from the Official Website – http://wjcc2012.curlingevents.com/

n the first game of the tournament, Peterman and her Alberta team of Brittany Tran, Rebecca Konschuh and Kristine Anderson, didn’t get the start they wanted against a well-prepared Czech team skipped by Iveta Janatova.

After taking a point with hammer in the first end, Team Canada gave up 3 in the second and allowed Janatova to steal another 3 in the third when Peterman’s last rock draw to the four-foot slipped through the rings.

“A well-played fourth end resulted in a great deuce,” reports Canadian National Team Coach Melissa Soligo.  “However, after a pick in five, the team ended up giving 2 right back.  After the break the team decided to go hard and it did not fare well. “

Down 6-3 after five ends, Canada gave up another 4 points over the next two ends and shook hands on a 10-3 loss after six ends.

“The team felt okay after the game,” says Soligo. “They just couldn’t get a solid grasp on the ice.”

Facing Scotland’s Hannah Fleming in the second draw, Team Canada allowed the opponents to take a single in the first end and steal a point in the second before coming back with a deuce for a 2-2 score after three.

The teams traded points for the next three ends, until Canada took control with a deuce in seven and a stolen single in eight.

“Lead Kristine Anderson made two picture perfect ticks,” says Soligo about the final end.  “From there it was ‘keep it open for the skip’ time.  And Jocelyn made a great hit and roll on her first and an open hit to win the game on her last.  Great shot and great win for Team Canada.”

“We’re definitely more pleased with that,” said Peterman after the game. “We just got rid of our first-game nerves and the whole team played a lot better.”

On Sunday, Canada faces Norway’s Kristine Davanger, who sits at 0-2 in the standings after first-day losses to Scotland and Sweden.

Team Canada lead Kristine Anderson (Photo Richard Gray/WCF)