SILKEBORG, DENMARK—Chelsea Carey’s Canadian rink posted an important 9-6 win over Russia’s Alina Kovaleva on Thursday at the world women’s curling championship.
The Calgary-based team had lost 9-3 to Switzerland’s Silvana Tirinzoni earlier in the day.
Carey (5-5) was tied with the United States for seventh in the 13-team event after the second of three draws on Thursday. The top six teams make the playoffs after the round-robin concludes on Friday.
Japan’s Seina Nakajima (5-4) was just ahead of Carey and Jamie Sinclair of the U.S. Nakajima was scheduled to play Tirinzoni later on Thursday.
Reigning Olympic champ Anna Hasselborg of Sweden led the way at 8-1, followed by South Korea (7-2) and Russia (7-3).
Carey notched another three in the ninth to break a 6-6 tie, making a draw on her final stone.
Against Switzerland, Carey gave up four in the eighth, all but sealing it for Tirinzoni.
Canada wraps up the round-robin with games against Sweden and Denmark on Friday.
Carey is trying to avoid becoming the first Canadian team to miss the playoffs at the women’s worlds in 20 years.
She’s also trying to give Canada a third consecutive world women’s title after Ottawa’s Rachel Homan and Winnipeg’s Jennifer Jones went undefeated at the event the past two years.