2:30 p.m., Feb. 21)
Homan suffers first Scotties loss in battle of the unbeatens
Orléans skip and Cairine Wilson grad
Rachel Homan suffered her first loss at the
Scotties Tournament of Hearts this morning
against the Jennifer Jones rink from Manitoba.
Homan and her Team Ontario rink suffered their first loss
at the Scotties Tournament of Hearts this morning when
they came out on the short end of a 9-7 final score against
former four-time Scotties champion Jennifer Jones from
teams were 7-0 coming into the highly anticipated showdown.
Homan was just coming off of a win against Jill Shumay
from Saskatchewan on Wednesday and Jones had beaten defending
champion Heather Nedohin who is wearing the Team Canada
Homan rink played an agressive high risk, high reward
game against the Manitobans making several big shots and
just missing several others which proved to be their downfall
especially in the third end when Homan tried to tap back
her own rock behind cover, but left it open giving Jones
a wide open hit to score four.
blanking the fourth end, Homan seized an opportunity to
score three in the fifth and retake the lead when she
squeezed her takeout shot through a small port.
two rinks then exchanged deuces in the sixth and seventh
ends. Jones scored two more points with the hammer in
the eighth end forcing Homan to try and score one point
in the ninth to force and extra end, or two for the win.
for Homan, Jones ended up stealing the end to win 9-7.
missed a few shots here and there and had a lot of rocks
in play, but it was a battle hard for both teams,
Homan said after the game. We made some big shots,
both teams, and missed a few shots, both teams. It came
down to the last end, and just a couple of inches here
two rinks may play each other at least one more time in
the 1-2 Page playoff game but first the Ontario foursome
must get by Novas Scotia tonight and P.E.I. tomorrow afternoon.
They will end the round robin portion of the tournament
against Team Canada tomorrow night in a game that may
well determine secon and third.
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