Pair of wins puts Team Homan in playoff picture
native Rachel Homan needs at least one more
win to make the playoffs after winning both
her games at the World Curling Championshipson
Wednesday. File photo
skip Rachel Homan is back in the thick of things at the
World Curling Championships in Latvia after posting back
to back wins on Wednesday.
led her Canadian foursome to a 7-4 win oer Switzerland
in the evening draw after beating Germany earlier in the
day. The two wins improved their record to 6-3 putting
them into a two-way tie for second place with Russia behind
Sweden and Scotland who are both 8-1.
Homan will try to continue their winning ways early Thursday
morning when they take on China. They will then play their
final round robin game at 8:30 a.m. EST against Japan.
they win both games they can finish no worse than third.
A split would assure them of a spot in a possible tie-breaker
for the fourth and final playoff spot.
Canadians played their best game of the tournament against
Switzerland. Collectively they curled 88 per cent. Homan
led the way making 94 per cent of her shots, including
97 per cent of her takeouts.
two teams exchanged single points in the second, third,
fourth and fifth ends, before Canada scored a deuce in
the sixth. They then blew the game wide open with three
points in the eighth end after Switzerland scored another
point in the seventh.
Canadians are rounding into form at just the right time.
With the playoffs looming on Friday, they will need to
win the 3 vs 4 Page playoff in order to have a shot at
making the final.
definitely in the driver's seat," Homan said at the
end of the day on Wednesday. "This whole time we've
been in control of our own fate so we just have to keep
needed two wins (today) to be a little bit more comfortable.
But it feels really good to play the way we did. It was
a really great day for my team."
first game against China will be televised on TSN at 2:30
10:30 p.m., March 21)
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