TEAM MUIRHEAD COMPLETES ROUND ROBIN WITH A WIN AHEAD OF SEMI FINALS AT EUROS

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Scotland’s women completed the round robin phase of the Le Gruyère AOP European Curling Championships in Helsingborg with a 7-6 win against Estonia, to finish on a 7-2 record as they head into the semi finals, which they had already qualified for. 

Skip Eve Muirhead, competing in her 12th European Championships was pleased with her team’s performance, despite the outcome having little bearing on this stage of the tournament. World champions Switzerland finished top of the standings on 8 wins and 1 loss along with Russia, while Olympic champions and hosts Sweden joined Scotland on a 7-2 record.

“It was a good game, we made some silly mistakes but we also made the right shots at the right time,” said Muirhead.

“So it’s always a difficult game when you know you have secured that play-off spot and it didn’t mean too much, but overall I am pretty happy with the performance.

“We were always going to finish fourth and always going to play Switzerland in the semi final and we did beat them earlier in the event. However they are a game ahead of us, as we lost to Russia last night. So we are on two losses and they just have one loss. 

“Playing Switzerland again is going to be hard, we just need to be very clinical with our stone placement out there and we need to capitalise on any mistakes they make and also make sure we don’t give away anything. They are a very good team and I think it is going to be a very good game and I think both semi finals are going to be good games, so I am looking forward to it.

“I love the play-off stages, it’s always good to get yourselves through the round robin and then for me it is just like a new competition.”

Russia takes on hosts and current European title holders Sweden in the other semi final tomorrow.

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Eve Muirhead
Lauren Gray
Jennifer Dodds
Vicky Wright
Sophie Sinclair (alternate)

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