11 p.m., Feb..26)
captures third Scotties championship with extra end win
By Fred Sherwin
native and Cairine Wilson grad Rachel Homan became the
youngest skip to win three national women's curling championships
on Sunday when she led her team to an 8-6 win over Manitoba
in this years Scotties final at the tender age of
worked so hard for this. I'm just so proud for my team.
We're so excited to represent Canada again. It's an amazing
feeling," Homan said after the big win.
native Rachel Homan became the youngest ship
to win three Scotties championships on Sunday
when she beat Manitoba's Michelle Englot 8-6
in an extra end. Photo Curling Canada/Andrew
won the title with a little help from third Emma Miskew,
second Joanne Courtney and lead Lisa Weagle.
and Weagle were both on the 2012 and 2013 championship
teams, while Courtney is a more recent arrival having
replaced former Team Homan second Alison Kreviazuk in
win the championship, the Homan foursome had to find a
way to beat a team that had beaten them twice already
this week -- once in the round robin and again in the
1-2 Page playoff game.
key moment in Sundays final came early in the game
when Homan made a difficult in-off double takeout to score
three points in the third end and take a 3-1 lead.
came back to score a single in the fourth and stole a
point in the fifth to tie the game by the half-time break.
using last rock advantage to blank the sixth, Homan was
poised to score multiple points in the seventh end but
was thwarted when Manitoba skip Michelle Englot made a
perfect draw behind cover, forcing the Ontario skip to
attempt a difficult takeout only to have it wreck on the
4-3, Homan bounced back to score two in the eighth end
and move back in front.
steal in the ninth end thanks to a perfect freeze to the
button would give Homan a two point edge heading into
the final end. She would need both points and a pressure-packed
feather double takeout on her last shot in the 10th to
prevent Englot from winning the game with a three spot.
Instead, the Manitoba skip scored a deuce to force an
won the game and her third Scotties title with a rasie
takeout to score a deuce after Englot made a near perfect
draw to the back of the four-foot behind cover.
the win, Team Homan advances to the World Championships
where they will be looking to add gold to the bronze medal
they won in 2012 and the silver medal they captured in
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