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Two-time former European Champion Eve Muirhead marked her 300th international appearance by skipping her team to their third consecutive victory on day two of the Le Gruyère AOP European Curling Championships.

Muirhead skipped her rink to an 8-5 victory over the Czech Republic, having beaten Denmark 7-6 at an extra end earlier in the day.

Scotland’s women now head into day three with a 100% record and Muirhead is pleased with their progress in the event, hosted this week in Helsingborg, Sweden.

“I was pleased with that game, personally I struggled a little bit in the first half with getting my draws into good spots, but I think the second half I came out and played a lot better,” she said following the second of today’s games.

“The girls played great out there, it was actually a solid performance from the team and my 300th game representing my country. It actually makes me feel quite old, but to get a win makes it a bit more special. 

“I guess it is a special thing to have represented your country to get 300 caps.”

Muirhead is delighted with her team’s unbeaten record, however she is keen not to look too far ahead and will take one game at a time as they take on Switzerland’s world champions Team Tirinzoni ahead of facing Olympic and European Champions and home favourites, Team Hasselborg.

“Tomorrow we have the two top teams – Sweden and Switzerland, so it will be challenging,” said Muirhead, who last won the European title in 2017, in Switzerland.

“However, we can take a lot of confidence from the last three games. We have played some good curling and we need to take that into tomorrow. It is going to be a tough day, but we are going to give it our all.” 

Eve Muirhead
Lauren Gray
Jennifer Dodds
Vicky Wright
Sophie Sinclair (alternate)

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Saturday 16 November
Scotland v Norway 7-4

Sunday 17 November
Scotland v Denmark 7-6 (EE)
Scotland v Czech Republic 8-5

Monday 18 November
Scotland v Switzerland
Scotland v Sweden

Tuesday 19 November
Scotland v Germany

Wednesday 20 November
Scotland v Latvia
Scotland v Russia

Thursday 21 November
Scotland v Estonia

Friday 22 November
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