Men’s round robin play continues in day four of curling, but the U.S team has the evening off after registering a 1-1 record in day three of round robin play to bring their record to 2-2.
The United States, skipped by John Shuster, snapped a two-game losing streak with a 9-5 win over Denmark in a men’s round robin match at Gangneung Curling Centre. The victory moved the U.S.’s record to 2-2 with five games to play.
“(We) definitely executed right away (and) throughout the game,” Shuster said to reporters following the win.
The United States tallied two points in the first end and then took a commanding 4-0 with a steal of two in the following frame.
Denmark had a chance to cut its deficit on the final shot in the fourth end. But, it sent the last stone through an open house and out of the scoring area, allowing the United States to add two more points to its advantage.
Denmark finally scored two points in the fifth and tallied another one end later.
But it was too little too late. Team USA tacked on two more in the seventh frame and recorded another point in the ninth, forcing Denmark to concede.
Shuster’s team opened round robin play with an 11-7 victory over South Korea. But it was topped by Italy and Sweden in its next two games before the win over Denmark.
Shuster said his team will look to build off its latest victory when it returns to action Saturday against Japan at 7:05 p.m. ET.
“We have to come up with that same energy (we did against Denmark) and really buckle down and execute right away," he said.