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Canada upset by South Korea in women's curling in Olympic opener

19 February 2018

"We've had a couple of good games but we've got our toughest hockey coming up and we know that", Canada head coach Willie Desjardins said. This give Canada the 5-4 lead.

The Canadians return to the ice on Saturday with a draw against Sweden, which is also undefeated at 4-0. Forward Wojtek Wolski, who scored twice in his team's tournament-opening 5-1 victory over Switzerland, was sent in alone with his team shorthanded and backhanded a shot off the post.

Skip Rachel Homan, third Emma Miskew, second Joanne Courtney and lead Lisa Weagle never managed to gain a lead at any point in the match and lost 8-6 to Eunjung Kim's rink.

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The Canadians have won three straight after beginning the tournament with three losses. "You give up four in the first end, especially missing the way I did".

"I wouldn't have done it, but we're different that way", Madeline Dupont, Demark's captain, told the AP. "We played a great game other than my one big miss". Just be a good sport. Another example would be a batted baseball that is still in motion; while the defending team is allowed to play a ball in motion, the batting team may not.

"A whole bunch of other teams have come up and raised their game to create a more level playing field", he said.

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This is obviously not an exhaustive list, but compare the "touched rock" in curling to a golf ball that has been struck with a club and has not yet come to rest on the putting surface.

In the ninth end, Canada was in position to for a steal of three, but Schwarz made a clutch shot and scored one to restore the two-point lead.

"We have to be ready, we don't have any choice", Desjardins said of the mindset the team will need to bring to its next assignment. "We had to make (them) and we had to make them all".

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The short answer is that Homan, the skip of the Canadian team, did absolutely nothing wrong under the rules of curling as written. Koe was to face the United States and Homan was to meet Japan. "You're going to have to be at the best and the top of your game to get there".

Canada upset by South Korea in women's curling in Olympic opener