11 a.m., March 17)
Homan bounces back to even record at World Curling Championships
A determined Rachel Homan led her team to
a 7-5 win over the host team from Latvia in
today's morning draw at the Women's World
Curling Championships to even their record
at 1-1. CP/Photo
suffering a disappointing loss to Scotland in their opening
game at the World Curling Championships in Latvia, Team
Homan managed to bounce back to beat the host country
in today's morning draw to even their record at 1-1.
most of the teams at the worlds doing other things last
night, Orléans native Rachel Homan and her team
of Emma Miskew, Alison Kreviazuk and Lisa Weagle were
ironing out a few wrinkles and trying to get used to the
ice during an evening practice.
extra work paid off in a 7-5 win over Latvia as the Canadians
managed to get back their game back on track scoring multiple
points in the second, fourth and sixth ens to take a 7-3
lead into seventh end.
skip Iveta Stasa-Sarsune made things interesting with
steals in the eighth and ninth ends, but Homan slammed
the door on a possible comeback in the 10th end when she
forced the Lavians to run out of rocks.
made a fortunate triple takeout with her first shot in
the ninth end to force Latvia to attempt a freeze against
two Canadian stones on the back righthand part of the
eight foot. When their shot slid in between both rocks,
the Latvians conceded the game giving Canada their first
win and big boost of confidence.
next game is against Denmark at 1 p.m. Eastern time which
will be telecast on TSN.
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