12:30 a.m., March 21)
Homan improves record to 6-0 with win over Korea
By Fred Sherwin
native and Team Canada skip Rachel Homan improved her
record to a perfect 6-0 at the World Women's Curling Championships
in Beijing, China after downing Korea 9-7 in Tuesday's
without the benefit of last rock to start the game, Homan
forced Korea to score a single in the second end after
they had blanked the first.
Homan chalked up their sixth straight win
at the World Women's Curling Championships
with a 9-8 win over Korea Tuesday morning.
then scored a deuce in the third end on a perfectly executed
raise to the button.
responded with a deuce of their own when Homan's attempted
freeze on her last shot came up light.
two teams traded deuces in each of the next two ends before
Homan took advantage of a pair of mistakes by Kim to score
four points in the seventh end when she tapped back a
wide open Korean rock that was occupying the button.
plucky Koreans bounced back with another deuce in the
eighth and then forced Homan to score a single in the
ninth end to give them a shot at possibly tying the game
in the 10th to force an extra end. Instead, Homan made
a great freeze on her final shot in the 10th which gave
Kim no choice but to draw to the four-foot on her last
shot and hope for a positive result on the measurement.
the end, the Canadian rock was a quarter inch closer to
the button than the Korean stone and the game was decided
in favour of the Homan foursome who improved their record
to 6-0 with the win.
Ottawa-based rink is scheduled to be back on the ice at
7 p.m. local time. 7 a.m. EST when they will face the
Eve Muirhead forusome from Scotland. The Scottish team
was 3-2 after eight draws and were scheduled to face Korea
in Tueaday's afternoon session before their match-up with
Canada. (Beijing is 12 hours ahead of Ottawa.)
their game with Scotland, Team Homan will play Sweden
and the Czech Republic in back-to-back games at 2 a.m.
and 7 a.m. on Thursday.
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