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(Posted 8:30 a.m., March 23)
Team Homan finishes round robin with perfect 11-0 record
By Fred Sherwin

Orléans native Rachel Homan, along with teammates Emma Miskew, Joanne Courtney and Lisa Weagle, became only the third foursome to finish the round robin portion of the World Women's Curling Championships with a perfect record after they swept past Italy and Denmark on Thursday.

The Ottawa-based rink started the day off with an 8-5 win over Italy and then beat a stubborn Danish team 8-4 to improve their record to a perfect 11-0.

Orléans native Rachel Homan (right) is all smiles after finishing the round robin portion of the World Women's Curling Championship with a perfect record on Thursday. Photo: Céline Stucki/WCF

The Homan foursome trailed Denmark 4-3 heading into the eighth end when they managed to put a three spot on the board and take the lead. They solidified their advantage by stealing two more points in the ninth end and then ran the Danes out of rocks in the 10th.

The Canadians must now await the winner of the Russia-China game in today's afternoon draw to see who their opponent will be in the 1-2 Page playoff game. If Russia wins they will be awarded second place by virtue of their round robin win over Sweden who are 8-3.

A Russian loss would leave Sweden alone in second place. Canada has wins over both teams and would be the prohibitive favourite to win the game and advance directly to Sunday's final.

The 1-2 Page playoff game will be televised on TSN at 7 a.m. Friday morning.

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