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World Curling Championships
Team Homan full of deuces in 8-4 win over Czech team

By Fred Sherwin
Orléans Online

For the 15th time in as many games, Orléans skip Rachel Homan didn't have to throw her last stone in z 7-5 win over Russia in the opening draw of the Ford World Curling Championships on Saturday. CP photo

For the 15th straight time in competion, Orléans skip Rachel Homan did not have to throw her last riock as her Team Canada rink scored a deuce in four different ends to force their Czech opponents to concede defeat after nine.

Homan took advantage of a Czech miss in the second end to steal Canada's first deuce. They scored another two-spot in the fourth end after the determined Czechs responded with a deuce of their own in the third.

After the Czechs blanked the fifth end, Team Homan forced to score one in the sixrh to gain the upper hand on the scoreboard.

Another deuce in the seventh end gave Homan and her teammates Emma Miskew, Alison Kreviazuk and Lisa Weagle a three-point cushion with three ends left to play.

After having to settle for a single point in the eighth, Czech skip Anna Kubeskova had a chance to steal a possible deuce in the ninth, but her attempted tap-back was a quater inch off the mark leaving Homan with a rock biting the button and one shot left to go. When her draw found a piece of the button as well, Kubeskova acknowledged the inevitable and shook hands.

With the win, Team Homan's early record standa at 2-0. They'll try and win third staight game at the Worlds, and 16th dating back to the first draw of the Scotties Tournament of Hearts, when they take on Switzerland in tonight's evening draw.

Posted:2:30 p.m., March 16)


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