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Heather McPhie of U.S. reaches women’s moguls final

Freestyle Skiing - Winter Olympics Day 1

competes in the Ladies’ Moguls Qualification / Final during day 1 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park on February 8, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.

Julian Finney

Team USA’s Heather McPhie’s score of 18.85 (62.83%) in this morning’s second round of women’s moguls qualifying was enough to put her in the field for the afternoon final.

Needing to be among the Top 10 in order to advance, McPhie wound up with the sixth-highest score. Russia’s Ekaterina Stolyarova had the highest “Qualifying 2" score of 21.32 (71.06%), giving the home crowd at Rosa Khutor a thrill ahead of the final later on.

You can watch the final - which will also feature gold medal contender Hannah Kearney and Canada’s Dufour-Lapointe sisters - LIVE today at 1 p.m. ET on NBCOlympics.com.

MORE: Breaking down why Hannah Kearney is a medal contender

WOMEN’S MOGULS - QUALIFYING, 2ND ROUND
Top 10 w/scores - Advancing to Final
1. Ekaterina Stolyarova (RUS), 21.32
2. Deborah Scanzio (ITA), 21.02
3. Nikola Sudova (CZE), 20.43
4. Britteny Cox (AUS), 19.93
5. Arisa Murata (JPN), 19.38
6. Heather McPhie (USA), 18.85
7. Taylah O’Neill (AUS), 17.81
8. Nicole Parks (AUS), 17.77
9. Qin Ning (CHN), 17.75
10. Marika Pertakhiya (RUS), 16.94

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