of the Rings
still in playoff picture despite 10th end loss to Jennifer
skip Rachel Homan will be looking to bounce back in this
afternoon's final draw at the Roar of Rings Olympic trials
in Winnipeg after losing to Jennifer Jones in the final
end of their game last night.
Orléans skip Rachel Homan must win
her final round robin game later today if
she wants a shot at making the playoffs at
the Roar of the Rings Olympic trials in Winnipeg.
Photo Michael Burns/CCA
had the hammer with the game tied heading into the 10th
and final end, but was heavy on her final shot giving
Jones a steal of one and the win.
was a difficult loss for the Homan rink, which up until
that point had curled well enough to win.
3-1 heading into the fifth end, Homan counted three in
fifth and then stole another point in the sixth to take
a two point lead.
managed to bounce back in the seventh end to score a duece
and then forced Homan to settle for a single point in
by a point, Jones had to try and manufactor a deuce with
last rock advantage in the ninth. When Homan forced her
to score a point with a draw to the button in the next
to the last end, the game came down to the final frame.
to draw to the four foot ring with her last shot, Homan
was heavy and Jones walked off the ice with the win and
a bye into Saturday's final having clinched first place.
the loss Homan and her team of Emma Miskew, Alison Kreviazuk
and Lisa Weagle. fell into a tie for third place with
three other rinks.
task before her today is simple -- win. A loss against
Stefanie Lawton and they'll be relegated to the stands.
A win and they'll be assured of at least a tiebreaker.
the heartbreaking loss to Jones Wednesday night, Homan
left the rink with a positive attitude.
really proud of my team. We had a heck of a game and we
deserved that win, but that's all right, they got away
with one and we'll get them back," said Homan.
8:30 a.m., Dec. 5)
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