The USA had a chance to take down the defending gold medalists Sweden on Sunday morning, but mistakes throughout the match were too much for Team USA to take over in a 10-4 loss.
A mistake by Sweden meant that the USA could get two in the third and equalize to 2-2 early. Anna Hasselborg’s club team for Sweden in the fourth came just a little easy and did not move the USA’s lying stone enough, which meant that Team USA could steal a point and take a 3-2 lead into the fifth.
Hasselborg’s team would play quite flawlessly from there.
Back to back misdeeds by the United States on their last two stones, each of which hit cornerbacks, allowed Sweden to steal two in the sixth and go up 5-3.
Peterson tried to get a double withdrawal on the USA’s last throw in the eighth, but rolled over the throw, got only one withdrawal and set up a simple draw for two for Hasselborg, which she picked up with ease.
Sweden led 7-4 into the ninth.
Hasselborg got a take out of the USA’s only stone on Sweden’s last throw to be fourth in the ninth. The USA had a draw for the button for one, but knocked down the hammer, which meant that Sweden could instead steal three and go up with six.
The United States then admitted the last end.
The United States, having started 3-0, has now lost back-to-back competitions in these games. Peterson’s team will play again in session 7 against Korea, which defends Olympic silver medalists, at 20:05 ET on Sunday.
Sweden (3-2) will take a session off and return to play against Switzerland at 7:05 ET on Monday.