Jennifer Jones and Team Canada extend undefeated record

Jennifer Jones continued her unbeaten streak  in women’s curling. She defeated Lene Nielsen and Team Denmark 8-5. Team Canada is now 4-0 in the round-robin.

It was a seesaw battle through eight ends until Canada pulled out of reach in the ninth.

Team Canada scored first. Jones, who had the hammer, was about to concede a steal of two to Denmark when she threaded her final stone just past a couple of guards to give Canada the early 1-0 lead.

The second end saw Denmark strike back by taking three points, but Canada scored two points in the third end to tie the game at three. Team Canada then reclaimed the lead by stealing one in the fourth end and going up 4-3.

Team Denmark retained the hammer, blanking both the fifth and sixth ends. A missed shot that went right through two Canadian rocks resulted in Canada stealing a point in the seventh end, putting the Canadian women up 5-3.

But the Danes kept it close. They scored two in the eighth end to tie the game at five, putting the pressure back on Jones and Team Canada to keep their unbeaten record alive.

Kaitlyn Lawes, who had struggled earlier in the game, helped set up Canada’s points in the ninth end. Jones, with the hammer, followed through, taking advantage of another Danish mistake to score three. With just one end remaining, Canada was up 8-5.

Team Denmark entered the final end with the hammer, but did not get the chance to use it. Jones’ final shot knocked one of Denmark’s two stones out of the house, rendering Lene Nielsen unable to tie the game.

The victory was Canada’s fourth in women’s curling. Team Canada previously defeated Team China 9-2, Team Sweden 9-3, and Team Great Britain 9-6.

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