Team Canada picks up early morning win, improves record
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
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.
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.
blanking the first end, Homan picked up a deuce in the
second end to take the early lead.
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.
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.
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.
7:30 p.m., March 19)
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