Team USA leaves it all on the ice – Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

In yet another pair of edge of your seat matches, Team USA was bested by the Czech Republic and Switzerland, barring an American curling duo from competing in the semi-finals.

The final match of Vicky Persinger and Chris Plys will be against Great Britain today at 4:05 p.m. AKST

Against the Czech Republic, Persinger and Plys brought it down to the wire by taking a one-point lead with a power play in the seventh end, but the Czechs answered with three in the final end, sealing a win that tied them with the Americans for sixth overall in Round Robin standings.

With an early Swiss lead of three points, the Americans played from behind most of the match. Down 5-3, Persinger leveled the playing field with a another clutch draw shot in the seventh end. However, in this old game of back and forth, Switzerland was able to cap off the match with a perfect draw shot of their own.

Although Team USA is out of contention for the semi-finals, they still get a chance to prove themselves in their final match against a tandem that was able to slide their way into the semi-finals, Great Britain.

Tune in to NBC at 4:05 p.m. AKST to watch the match.