Muirhead survives test to stay unbeaten at Euro Curling

24 November 2013 / 22:32

World champion Eve Muirhead came through her toughest examination yet as her rink remained unbeaten at the European Curling Championships in Stavanger.

The Scottish skip was certainly tested in a tense encounter with Germany's Andrea Schöpp, securing a 7-6 victory in the final end.

"It was good to get a game going right down to the last end," said Muirhead, whose rink faces Denmark and the Czech Republic on Monday.  

"It was a good game and a good battle. We managed to get our twos but we gave up a cheap steal in the eighth end which brought them back into it.

"However, we had a couple of good ends to come out on top."

But Scottish men's skip David Murdoch endured a mixed day as his rink followed a win over a Finland with a stuttering 8-6 defeat to Sven Michel's Switzerland.

Both teams came into the match with same won two, lost one record but the eighth end - when Scotland gave up a three - proved decisive.

Murdoch will look to rebound on Monday in his rinks only match against Latvia, who have the same 2-2 record.

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