Volume 12 Week 5

Sunday, Jan. 20


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Matt Luloff

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Tim Tierney

(Posted 10:30 a.m., March 21)
Team Homan 7-0 and counting with win over Scotland
By Fred Sherwin

The Ottawa foursome of Rachel Homan, Emma Miskew, Joanne Courtney and Lisa Weagle have taken one giant step closer to locking up first place at the World Women's Curling Championships in China.

With four games remaining in the round robin portion of the tournament, including a potential first place showdown against Sweden on Wednesday, Team Homan is sitting atop the standings with a perfect 7-0 record after wins over Korea and Scotland on Tuesday.

Orléans native Rachel Homan curled a nearly perfect 97% in an 8-2 win over Scotland on Tuesaday to improve her team's record to a perfect 7-0 at the World Women's Curling Championships in China. Photo: Céline Stucki/WCF

The Homan foursome defeated Korea 9-8 in the morning draw and then put in their most dominating performance of the week, so far, defeating Scotland 8-4 in seven ends in the evening session.

After blanking the first two ends with hammer, Homan took advantage of a missed shot by Scottish skip Eve Muirhead to score a deuce in the third.

Homan picked up another two points in the fifth end when Muirhead's attempted raise to the four foot slid too far, allowing the Orléans native to steal a pair.

Scotland was able to bounce back to score a deuce in the sixth end, but their aggressive play in the seventh got them into trouble and Homan was able to score four points and clinch the game when Muirhead's last rock draw failed to get under cover allowing the Team Canada skip a relatively easy takeout.

Homan and company will get to sleep-in Wednesday morning before their all-important game against Sweden in the afternoon session. The game will be played at 2 p.m. Beijing time which is 2 a.m. EST.

The winner will have a stranglehold on the top spot in the overall standings and potentially last rock advantage to start the 1-2 Page playoff game on Friday. If Canada loses they can still finish in the top two with games remaining against the Czech Republic in Wednesday's evening draw, and Denmark and Italt on Thursday.

Sweden will still have three tough games remaining against Korea, Russia and China.

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