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Jacobs struggles in win over Germany

Brad Jacobs
Brad Jacobs
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According to CBC Sports on Monday, Brad Jacobs's curling team from Sault. Ste. Marie, Ontario won their Olympic opener in a high scoring affair with a 11-8 victory over Germany.

The Canadian team had plenty of offense as they were able to generate a multi-point end in five separate ends, including an end where the team scored three points in the fourth end. However the Germans were able to steal two points in the third end when Jacobs's draw was light and then stole two points in the ninth end when his draw was heavy.

We aren't used to seeing the Jacobs's team make errors in recent times, however the Germans made more mistakes that allowed the Canadians to generate significant offense. Canadian third Ryan Fry also recorded a key double takeout in the tenth end to get the Canadian team out of some minor trouble and prevented the Germans from generating an opportunity to steal in the final end.

The Canadian team (1-0) will now play the European champions from Switzerland skipped by Sven Michel (8:00 a.m. mountain time, TSN). Switzerland lost their opener 7-5 to Niklas Edin of Sweden, the reigning world champion.