Alaska sports digest: March 21

sports@adn.comMarch 21, 2013 

— CURLING

Team USA alive

The Team USA rink that features Jessica Schultz of Anchorage won its last round-robin game at the Women's World Curling Championship on Thursday, which qualified it for a tie-breaker match Friday that will send the winner to the four-team playoffs in the 12-team tournament in Riga, Latvia.

Team USA's 6-5 victory over Russia lifted it into a three-way tie for fourth place with Switzerland and Russia -- all three teams went 6-5 in round-robin competition. The winner of Friday's early tie-breaker game between Switzerland and Russia will then play the Americans to determine the fourth playoff seed.

Sweden (10-1), Scotland (10-1) and Canada (8-3) own the top three playoff seeds.

Earlier Thursday, Team USA lost 8-4 to Scotland.

 

Mixed nationals

Fresh off Thursday's 10-4 win over Watertown, Wis., the Fairbanks rink led by Ryan Flippo will again play the Wisconsin team Friday morning in a tie-breaker, with the winner advancing to the semifinals at the 2013 USA National Mixed Curling Championships in Willmar, Minn.

Both the Alaskans and the Wisconsin team are 5-4 after round-robin play. The winner of the tie-breaker game will move to the semifinals, joining rinks from Seattle, New Haven, Conn., and Bismark, N.D.



GIRLS PREP SOCCER

Dimond 7, Eagle River 0

Ariela Lewis scored twice and Aaliyah Lewis scored once Thursday to spark the Dimond girls to a 7-0 win over Eagle River in a Cook Inlet Conference soccer match at The Dome.

The Lynx also received goals from Bobby Pendleton, Abby Stahl, Leah Swiss and Camryn Sweeney. Erica Heil furnished two assists and Katelyn Sweeney earned the shutout.



GIRLS PREP SOCCER

Dimond 7, Eagle River 0

Ariela Lewis scored twice and Aaliyah Lewis scored once Thursday to spark the Dimond girls to a 7-0 win over Eagle River in a Cook Inlet Conference soccer match at The Dome.

The Lynx also received goals from Bobby Pendleton, Abby Stahl, Leah Swiss and Camryn Sweeney. Erica Heil furnished two assists and Katelyn Sweeney earned the shutout.



BOYS PREP SOCCER

South 5, East 0

Taylor Zietlow's two goals sparked South to a 5-0 victory over East in Cook Inlet Conference boys soccer action Wednesday at The Dome.

The Wolverines also recieved goals from Connor Gonzalez, Conor O'Riordan and Hayden Western.

Griffin Toomey bagged the shutout.

 

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