Homan steals a win at Women’s Worlds

It was a two-win day for Rachel Homan at the World Women’s Curling Championship, as she stole her way to a 8-2 victory over Lene Nielsen of Denmark on Sunday evening. Homan and her Ottawa team – Emma Miskew, Alison Kreviazuk and Lisa Weagle, with alternate Stephanie LeDrew and coach Earl Morris – bounced back on Sunday afternoon after losing the first game of the round robin to Scotland’s Eve Muirhead on Saturday.

Rachel Homan calls the line at the Titlis Glacier Mountain World Women’s Curling Championship 2013, Riga, Latvia (Photo WCF/Richard Gray)

Against Denmark, Homan got off to a rocky start, giving up a steal of two when she came up short on her final draw. But she and her teammates quickly recovered to score their deuce in two, then stole singles in the next four ends to lead 6-2 after six ends. The game continued to go downhill for Denmark, and after another Canadian steal in the seventh, Nielsen shook, giving Homan the 8-2 win, and a 2-1 record in the round robin. “We’re learning as we play each game,” said Homan. “We’re finding the lines and reading the ice so we’re excited to get one more win.” The Titlis Glacier Mountain World Women’s Curling Championship 2013, presented by Ford Motor Company of Canada, continues on Monday with games against Russia’s Anna Sidorova at 2:30 a.m. and U.S.A. at 12:30 p.m. (all times EDT). All of Team Canada’s games are being broadcast by TSN/RDS, the official broadcast partner of the Season of Champions. Event news, live scores and galleries can be found on the event website: https://wwcc2013.curlingevents.com