Homan drops game to U.S.A., ends day 3-2
Orleans native Rachel Homan and Team Canada
split their two games on Monday to finish
the day in the middle of the pack at the World
Curling Championships at 3-2. CP Photo
2 was an up and down day for Team Homan at the Women's
World Curling Championships in Latvia, After downing Russia
in the morning draw, the Canadian foursome lost a close
game against Team USA in the evening to run their record
with last rock advantage, Homan blanked the first end
and then picked up a point in the second end to take the
Americans tied the game in the third end and then took
the lead with a steal in the fourth.
two teams exchanged single points in the next four ends
before Homan used last rock advantage to blank the ninth
end with the hope of scoring two points with the hammer
in the 10th. Instead, she scored another single point
to tie the game and force an extra end.
the hammer in the other hand, U.S.A. skip Erika Brown
made her last shot in the extra stanza to score a point
and walk off the ice with the win.
loss drops Homan's record to 3-2 which places them in
the middle of the pack with five other teams including
Russia, USA and Switzerland.
the loss to the Americans, Team Homan's long time coach
Earle Morris admitted the skip was still having trouble
trying to read the ice in Riga.
like we're still trying to figure out the ice and the
rocks a little bit," Morris said. "But we just
weren't as sharp as you need to be. That was a good game
but we need to be playing better than that in order to
knows they have to string a few wins together, starting
with Italy this morning, if they hope to make the playoffs.
still in playoff contention," the 23-year-old skip
said. "We've got a lot of tough teams to play so
we've got to pick it up a little bit."
Canadian foursome which includes lead Lisa Weagle, second
Alison Kreviazuk and third Emma Miskew, will get the morning
off before returning to the rink to play Italy at 7:30
a.m. EST and Sweden at 12:30 p.m.
7:30 a.m., March 19)
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