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World Curling Championships
Team Homan bounces back with decisive win over Denmark

By Fred Sherwin
Orléans Online

Orléans skip Rachel Homan calls out instructions to her front end during their 8-2 win over Denmark at the Ford World Curling Championships this afternoon. CCA Photo

Team Homan didn't waste anytime getting back in the win column today. Less than 24 hours after the two-time defending Canadian champions suffered their first loss at the World Championships, they roared back with an impressive win over Denmark this afternoon to improve their record to 3-1.

Lead by Orléans skip Rachel Homan, the Ottawa forusome took advantage of having last rock in the first end by scoring a deuce. They then stole a point in each of the next three ends, along with a deuce in the fifth, to pile up an insurmountable 7-0 lead.

Denmark scored a point in the sixth end and stole another point in the seventh, but after Homan scored a point in the eighth end the two teams shook hands.

After the game, Team Homan lead Lisa Weagle said the difference in their performance came down to communication.

“I think the biggest thing was communication; we found we were just a little bit quiet in the last game, and I think we play our best when we’re all talking and sharing information about lines and weights, and I think we did that really well in that game," said Weagle. "Everyone on the team played great; our communication was the way we wanted it to be, so we’re really happy with the effort we put out there today.”

The team's communicating skills will be put to the test when they play the United States team this evening. The Americans are tied with the Canadians at 3-1. Whoever wins tonight's game will have a leg up in the chase for a top two finish in the round robin.

Posted:6 p.m., March 17)

 

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