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(Posted 12:30 a.m., March 21)
Team Homan improves record to 6-0 with win over Korea
By Fred Sherwin

Orléans native and Team Canada skip Rachel Homan improved her record to a perfect 6-0 at the World Women's Curling Championships in Beijing, China after downing Korea 9-7 in Tuesday's morning session.

Playing without the benefit of last rock to start the game, Homan forced Korea to score a single in the second end after they had blanked the first.

Team Homan chalked up their sixth straight win at the World Women's Curling Championships with a 9-8 win over Korea Tuesday morning. Photo: Céline Stucki/WCF

Homan then scored a deuce in the third end on a perfectly executed raise to the button.

Korea responded with a deuce of their own when Homan's attempted freeze on her last shot came up light.

The two teams traded deuces in each of the next two ends before Homan took advantage of a pair of mistakes by Kim to score four points in the seventh end when she tapped back a wide open Korean rock that was occupying the button.

The plucky Koreans bounced back with another deuce in the eighth and then forced Homan to score a single in the ninth end to give them a shot at possibly tying the game in the 10th to force an extra end. Instead, Homan made a great freeze on her final shot in the 10th which gave Kim no choice but to draw to the four-foot on her last shot and hope for a positive result on the measurement.

In the end, the Canadian rock was a quarter inch closer to the button than the Korean stone and the game was decided in favour of the Homan foursome who improved their record to 6-0 with the win.

The Ottawa-based rink is scheduled to be back on the ice at 7 p.m. local time. 7 a.m. EST when they will face the Eve Muirhead forusome from Scotland. The Scottish team was 3-2 after eight draws and were scheduled to face Korea in Tueaday's afternoon session before their match-up with Canada. (Beijing is 12 hours ahead of Ottawa.)

After their game with Scotland, Team Homan will play Sweden and the Czech Republic in back-to-back games at 2 a.m. and 7 a.m. on Thursday.

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