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Fairview High School senior representing Team USA for curling in Youth Olympics gets first win

Posted at 8:55 PM, Jan 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-12 09:07:13-05

LAUSANNE, Switzerland — A Fairview High School senior representing the USA at the Youth Olympic Games for curling has collected her first win at the event, according to the World Curling Federation.

Kaitlin Murphy, 17, is one of four teenagers on the United States curling team who is participating in the World Youth Olympic Winter Games in Lausanne, Switzerland.

On Saturday during the second day of Youth Olympic Games, the United States took on Latvia. Murphy and her team controlled the game from beginning to end, leading the game 7-0 after six ends, according to the World Curling Federation.

Murphy was excited after the game Saturday.

“It feels awesome! I feel like we played so good. We struggled with communication yesterday but today we were all in high spirits and communicated very well so I think that was a big part of why we won,” Murphy said to the World Curling Federation. ”Keeping my skip Ethan [Hebert] happy is my number one job out here and I love it honestly.”

On Friday, the United States fell to Italy, 7-3.

Murphy and her team will take on Japan on Sunday at 2 p.m., Czech Republic on Monday at 10 a.m., and Sweden on Tuesday at 2 p.m.

You can find the full broadcast schedule for daily coverage of the games by clicking here.

Twenty-four countries are competing in the games that will conclude with a playoff involving the top eight teams. The teams that qualify for the playoffs will then be split up with either a boy or girl from another country to form 48 teams for a mixed-doubles tournament to follow.

The Youth Olympic Games will come to a close on Jan. 22.

After Saturday’s games, here are the standings:

Group A
Canada 2-0
Spain 1-1
Republic of Korea 1-1
Poland 1-1
Russian Federation 1-1
Estonia 0-2

Group B
Germany 2-0
Switzerland 2-0
China 1-1-
Hungary 1-1
Brazil 0-2
Denmark 0-2

Group C
New Zealand 2-0
Great Britain 1-1
Norway 1-1
Slovenia 1-1
Turkey 1-1
France 0-2

Group D
Italy 2-0
Japan 2-0
Czech Republic 1-1
United States 1-1
Latvia 0-2
Sweden 0-2

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