The Canadians have looked, generally, to be well out of their comfort zone throughout the affair.
And the opening ends of today’s bronze-medal match looked to put the nail in the coffin, particularly when 2006 world junior champ Liudmila Privivkova of Russia stole three in the third to go up 5-nil.
Well, guess what. The ladies from Winnipeg gathered themselves and, coupled with some late shaky play from the Russians, roared back to win the game 9-8 and capture the bronze.
More details and some great quotes from Ms. Lawes are at the WCF website, and The Curling News tips our cap to the squad for a incredibly brave closing performance.