Homan improves record to 4-1 with six-end win over U.S.A.
By Fred Sherwin
Orléans skip Rachel Homan calls out
instructions to her front end during an 8-2
win over Denmark on Monday. CCA Photo
out rest of the world, Team Homan has their mojo back.
After seeing their 15 game winning streak come to an end
against Switzerland last night, the Canadian foursome
are back to their dominant selves after registering a
pair of impressive wins over Denmark and the United States
curling a lacklustre 82 per cent against the Swiss, Homan
and company upped their team shooting percentage to 86
per cent against the Danes and 93 per cent against the
Homan and third Emma Miskew were especially sharp today.
After curling 77 and 72 per cent respectively against
Switzerland, they shot 95 per cent and 86 per cent against
Denmark, and 96 and 98 per cent respectively against the
well as Homan curled today, her opposite number in both
games failed to rise to the challenge. Swiss skip Madeleine
Dupont curled 63 per cent and American skip Allison Pottinger
only shot 60 per cent per cent. Not that Homan and Miskew
left them any gimmes.
inability to make the high percentage shots allowed Homan
to steal a point in the second, third and fourth ends
after opening the game with a deuce. Homan stoled two
more points in the fifth end after another Swiss miss
and it was all over by the eighth.
sharp as Team Homan was against Denmark, they were even
sharper against the Americans who had an identical 3-1
record heading into the evening draw.
blanking the first end with the hammer, they scored a
deuce in the second end. They then forced Pottinger to
make a diificult raise against four Canadian stones to
score a point in the third end.
game took a decided turn for the worse for the Americans
in the fourth end when Pottinger's first shot against
two markers wrecked on a guard. After Homan put a third
rock in the house, Pottinger's attempted draw came up
well short of the rings. allowing Homan an open draw for
Americans did their best to keep the game within reach
with a deuce in the fifth, but a come-around takeout by
Homan to score three in the sixth forced the U.S. to concede
p.m., March 17)
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