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WOMEN'S CURLING: U.S. falls to Denmark, now at 1-5 in Sochi

Feb 14, 2014; Sochi, RUSSIA; Erika Brown (USA), middle, throws a stone during the women's curling round robin session seven in the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games at Ice Cube Curling Center. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Swinger-USA TODAY Sports
SOCHI, Russia -- With just three games left round robin play, the Erika Brown rink of the United States has a 1-5 record after losing to Denmark on Friday at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games. 

Denmark was winless coming into the match, but played a strong game from the start in topping the U.S. team 9-2, according to USA Curling. 

"We're disappointed in that game. We were just not as sharp today, we came up against a really hot Danish team and a skip that made a lot of really great shots," Brown told USA Curling. "We were in great positions early on in that game and even later we were in some positions where I thought we were going to turn it around and she was great today. And when your opposition's great, you need to be great."

Brown is from Oakville, Ont./Madison, Wis. Her teammates are Debbie McCormick, Rio, Wis., Jessica Shultz, Minneapolis and Ann Swisshelm of Chicago. Allison Pottinger of Eden Prairie, Minn., is the U.S. team's alternate. Combined, team members have 13 Olympic appearances. 

"It's great to be at the Olympics and representing the United States, we worked really hard to get here.  Vancouver was disappointing so I'm very proud of myself for continuing on and battling back and playing with these girls," McCormick, who is making her fourth Olympic appearance, the most by any U.S. curler, told USA Curling.  Next up for the women's team is Sweden on Saturday.