Canada on to women's final at junior curling worlds
Kelsey Rocque edges South Korea's Kyeong-Ae Kim 7-6 Monday
Canada's Kelsey Rocque edged South Korea's Kyeong-Ae Kim 7-6 to advance to the women's final at the world junior curling championship Monday.
Canada and South Korea played in the Page 1-2 playoff game. South Korea will now face Sweden in the semifinal.
Rocque, of Edmonton, finished tied with South Korea atop the overall standings with identical 7-2 records. But the Koreans earned first after beating Canada 8-6 during the round robin.
"It's amazing. It's unexplainable right now, it's so exciting," said Rocque following her win. "We really just wanted to come here and hopefully medal.
"Now that we're guaranteed one, we are so excited. Hopefully the gold but we'll be happy either way. I blinked and that game was over. It was a really fast-paced game with a lot of good shotmaking. It was an exciting game to play in."
Canada led 5-4 after eight ends but got into trouble in the ninth when Rocque slid wide on a draw that allowed South Korea to steal two.