8 a.m., Jan. 27)
skip Rachel Homan advances to Ontario Scotties final
Orléans skip Rachel Homan has made
it to the final of the Ontario Scotties Tournament
of Hearts. She is hoping to repeat her winning
performance in 2010 and avoid the fate she
suffered last year when she lost in the final
after going undefeated in the round robin.
skip Rachel Homan is one win away from returning to the
Scott Tournament of Hearts after winning the 1-2 page
semi-final at the Ontario Scotties Championship in Waterloo
benefitted from a couple of crucial mistakes by Cathy
Auld of Mississauga to win 9-0 in just five ends.
in front of a hometown crowd, the Kitchener-Waterloo Granite
Club skip was heavy on her final stone in the third end
to allow Homan to score three. She just missed a tough
tap back raise in the fourth to allow Homan to steal one,
and then her draw against five counters in the fifth end
came up well short to give the Orléans skip five
was surprising, but the scoreboard doesnt really
tell the whole story, Homan said after the game.
It really was a good battle, just a mistake here
or there was the difference. Weve had games that
started like this before that turned into close games.
will get a chance to redeem herself Sunday morning when
she plays Sherry Middaugh in the play-in semifinal.
the meantime, Homan will focus on the final with her vice
Emma Miskew, second Alison Kreviazuk and lead Lisa Weagle.
The 23-year-old is hoping to prevent a repeat of last
year's final which she lost after going undefeated through
the round robin and the playoffs.
team has yet to lose a game this year and they want to
keep it that way.
learned from the mistakes we made last year, Homan
said. Everyone has made a ton of mistakes in this
game, at the end of the day you have to learn from them.
is trying to return to the Canadian Scott Tournament of
Hearts after a one year absence. She placed second in
her rookie appearance in 2011. The team is also hoping
to earn a berth in the Olympic trials and avoid having
to go throught the pre-trials tournament.
are currently ranked third in the CTRS standings with
127 points, but he two rinks ahead of tthem, Jennifer
Jones and Stefanie Lawton, have already qualified which
means whoever finishes third will get an automatic berth.
win in Waterloo would give the Homan foursome an additional
14.48 points while a loss would still give them nine points.
A win would also give them a chance to pick up even more
points at the Scott Tournament of Hearts..
10 a.m., Dec. 18)
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