The Canadian Press - ONLINE EDITION
Posted: 02/11/2014 1:13 AM | Comments: 0
Last Modified: 02/11/2014 12:43 PM
SOCHI, Russia - Skip Jennifer Jones curled a perfect game on Tuesday as Canada remained undefeated in round-robin play after a 9-3 victory in eight ends over Sweden in the women's curling tournament at the Sochi Winter Games.
The Winnipeg native made all 16 of her shots as the Canadians got on the board first with two in the second end, and followed that with two more apiece in the fourth and sixth ends. Jones sealed the victory with three in the eighth.
"I never look at the stats, but I felt like we played really well as a team today," said Jones. "The girls just left me some makeable shots and I made them."
Margaretha Sigfridsson and her Swedish rink (1-1) took singles in the third, fifth, and seventh ends.
"We played a good game," Sweden skip Margaretha Sigfridsson said, "but that is not enough when you play a team that is playing perfect."
The Canadian rink was pleased its perfect record two days into the tournament.
"It's a great start against two really strong teams and I think we'll be seeing them again," said third Kaitlyn Lawes. "They're great teams and it's a long week so you never know, we'll probably end up seeing them at the end of the week."
Lawes thinks her skip's success on the ice comes from Jones's ability to focus.
"Yeah, Jenn's pretty good," said Lawes. "She just had that fire in her eyes, she was going after it all."
Later Tuesday, Switzerland improved to 3-0 with an 8-6 win over South Korea. Russia dropped to 2-1 with a 7-5 loss to China. Britain clobbered the United States 12-3, and Japan cruised past Denmark 8-3.
Jones and her rink are planning on taking in some of the Olympic sights with their time off.
"We'll enjoy some mountain air and cheer on some Canadians," said Jones. "I think we'll go and watch some slopestyle."
— With files from The Associated Press.
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