Homan full of deuces in 8-4 win over Czech team
By Fred Sherwin
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
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
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.
the Czechs blanked the fifth end, Team Homan forced to
score one in the sixrh to gain the upper hand on the scoreboard.
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.
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.
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
p.m., March 16)
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