SWIFT CURRENT, Sask. — Canada's Chelsea Carey missed the final shot in the 10th end as her Calgary-based rink lost to South Korea's Ji Sun Kim 8-7 on Wednesday afternoon in Draw 13 of the women's curling world championship.
Carey (6-2) struggled with draw weight in the first half of the game, but used a well-place takeout in the eighth for a decisive lead.
Looking for a simple takeout in the 10th, Carey threw through the house with South Korea sitting two.
Canada will face Finland's Oona Kauste (1-7) in the evening draw.
Kim (4-3) took advantage of Canada's early struggles to take control of the game early.
Canada, with the hammer, opened the first end with a blank. Carey came up well short on a draw in the second end, giving South Korea a steal of two for the lead. Carey then tied it 2-2 with a hit and roll in the third end, recovering from her earlier gaffe.
Third Amy Nixon threw a pair of offline rocks in the fourth end, digging a hole for Canada. Carey recovered though with a double takeout to minimize the damage, forcing Korean fourth Un Chi Gim to throw a draw for one and a 3-2 lead. A blank in the fifth kept the score 3-2.
Carey opened the second half with a double in a crowded house, taking a 4-2 out of the sixth. Gim then drew in for a single to tie it 4-4 in the seventh.
A perfectly placed single takeout for a triple by Carey in the eighth end brought the Canadian fans in attendance at Credit Union i-Plex to their feet with cowbells ringing out in celebration.
South Korea replied with a double in the ninth end to make it 7-6, then Carey's last stone in the 10th end was weighted too heavy and Kim picked up the decisive two-point steal.
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John Chidley-Hill, The Canadian Press