World Curling Championships
Canada beats Russia to improve record to 3-1
Orleans native Rachel Homan and Team Canada
picked up their third win at the Women's World
Curling Championships in Latvia early this
morning with a 5-4 win over Russia. CP Photo
Homan and her Canadian foursome overcame a strong performance
by Russian skip Anna Sidorova to win their third game
at the Women's World Curling Championships in Riga, Latvia
curling 91 per cent, Sidorova made three critical mistake
-- the first was in the second end when her final rock
draw came up short allowing Homan and Team Canada to steal
bounced back to score one in the third and then stole
points in the fifth and seventh ends to take a 3-2 lead.
scored two critical points in the eighth when Homan drew
to the four foot with her last rock after Sidorova's final
stone takeout rolled too far giving Canada the opportunity
to score two and take a 4-3 lead.
turning point in the game came at the end of the ninth
when Sidorova's attempt to blank the end stuck around
forcing her to score a point and giving Homan last rock
in the 10th and final end.
against two Russian counters in the 10th, Homan cooly
drew to the edge of the button with her final shot to
secure the win and improve their record to 3-1.
Canadian foursome which includes lead Lisa Weagle, second
Alison Kreviazuk and third Emma Miskew, will get the afternoon
off before returning to the ice for the evening draw against
Team U.S.A. in a game that will be telecast on TSN at
11 a.m., March 17)
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