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World Curling Championships
Team Canada picks up early morning win, improves record to 5-3
By Fred Sherwin
Orléans Online

Orléans native Rachel Homan led Team Canada to an 8-5 win over Germany at the Women's World Curling Championships early this morning, Next up is Switzerland a 12:30 p.m. EST. File photo

Team Canada got their day off to a good start earlier this morning, downing Germany 8-5 to improve their record at the World Curling Championships to 5-3.

Facing a must win situation, Orleans native Rachel Homan, third Emma Miskew, second Alison Kreviazuk and lead Lisa Weagle did just that, getting the better of the German foursome and their veteran skip Andrea Schoepp who has two World Championships under her belt (1988 and 2010) and is playing in her 19th event.

After blanking the first end, Homan picked up a deuce in the second end to take the early lead.

After the two teams exchanged points in the third and fourth ends, Germany briefly took the lead with a three-spot in the fifth only to see Homan and company bounce back by scoring another deuce in the sixth.

The Canadian foursome took the upperhand for good with a pair of steals in the seventh and eighth ends. And after they forced Germany to settle for a single point in the ninth end, they merely had to play a clean 10th end to chalk up the win.

Team Homan will be looking to make it two in a row this afternoon when they take on Switzerland in a game that will be televised on TSN at 12:30 p.m. EST.

(Posted 7:30 p.m., March 19)


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