10:30 a.m., March 21)
Homan 7-0 and counting with win over Scotland
By Fred Sherwin
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
will still have three tough games remaining against Korea,
Russia and China.
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