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Women's Curling Team Tries to Break Losing Streak

By Blake Essig, Aviation and Transportation, Public Affairs Multimedia Reporter, bessig@ktuu.com
Published On: Feb 12 2014 09:30:00 PM AKST

Blake Essig interviews Jessica Schultz live in Sochi

SOCHI, Russia -

The U.S. women's curling team is on the brink of elimination at the winter games after dropping each of its first four games during round robin play.

The team is currently sitting in last place during the Olympic Winter Games, with their hopes of winning a medal fading fast. In the past three days, the lost to Switzerland, host nation Russia, Great Britain, and China.

While things aren't looking good, anchorage native Jessica Schultz says the dream isn't over just yet. Despite the problems the team has, she said they’re putting plans in place to turn it all around.

The women will likely have to run the table and win all the remaining five games to keep their medal hopes alive. Even then it would likely take a victory in a tie-breaker round to advance them.

Up next for ladies, they'll square off against Japan, currently with a 2-1 record at the Sochi games.

They’ll face off against defending Olympic champions Sweden on Saturday.