Brown records first win at world juniors
Corryn Brown got off the schneid at the world junior curling championships in Sochi, Russia, on Monday, March 4.
Brown's Team Canada rink — third Erin Pincott, second Samantha Fisher and lead Sydney Fraser (with alternate Cathlia Ward and coaches Ken Brown and Brian Fisher) — moved its record to 1-4 with a 9-4 win over the Czech Republic.
"It feels really good," Brown said of earning her first win.
"It took a while, but we finally got it under our belt. Now, we can just keep moving on and get some more wins on the way."
Canada is in a three-way tie for seventh place with Switzerland and Sweden.
The top-four teams after round-robin play advance to the Page system playoffs.
Russia, at 4-2, holds the fourth and final playoff spot.
Scotland’s Hannah Fleming is atop the women's standings at 6-0, with Denmark’s Stephanie Risdal Nielsen and Japan’s Sayaka Yoshimura, both at 4-1, tied in second place.
Brown will likely have to sweep her four remaining pool matchups and hope the teams in front of her falter, if an unlikely playoff berth is in the cards.
"After that game, I think it's possible [to win the rest of our draws]," she said.
"We just have to hope for the best. Certain teams have to lose certain games, but all we can do is concentrate on ourselves and not what happens in other games."
Next up for Brown are draws today (March 5) against the U.S. (3-3) and Switzerland.
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— with files from wjcc2013.curlingevents.com