Murdoch and Muirhead combine in British curling dream team
January 19, 2014 09:16 am
David Murdoch and Eve Muirhead combined to secure a prized mixed doubles win at curling's Continental Cup in Las Vegas.
Great Britain's Olympic skips certainly seemed to enjoy themselves as they beat the USA's E.J. Harnden and Canada's Rachel Homan 7-2, courtesy of a two point seventh end steal.
“It’s a lot of fun out there,” said Muirhead, who will make her Olympic appearance in Sochi, where her rink will arrive as reigning world champions.
“It’s a lot different to traditional curling — you can give up threes, you can be up and give it away really easily. I got to play with Dave, which was extra special and getting to mix with the other genders is also good.”
However, elsewhere it was a mixed day for Britain's curlers and their rest of the world team-mates, as Team North America extended their lead in the event to five points.
Anna Sloan and Scott Drummond lost their mixed doubles match against Canada while Muirhead's rink lost for the first time, 5-4 against Canada, and Murdoch and team-mates drew 4-4 with Brad Jacobs.
However, defending champions Team World will be looking to close the gap on their rivals in Sunday's decisive skins games - which are each worth five points.
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