Rachel Homan fends off challenge, eyes perfect record

Team Canada skip Rachel Homan is one win away from a perfect round robin at the Tournament of...

Team Canada skip Rachel Homan is one win away from a perfect round robin at the Tournament of Hearts in Montreal. (Joel Lemay/QMI Agency)

PAUL FRIESEN, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 11:10 PM ET

MONTREAL - The giant appeared ready to take a fall.

Instead, the rock that smacked her upside the head may simply have been a wake-up call, a reminder that the little people have some bite after all.

Team Canada’s Rachel Homan got all she could handle in an afternoon game with Saskatchewan’s Stefanie Lawton at the Canadian women’s curling championship Thursday.

Yielding an almost unheard of three points in an early end and trailing after six for the first time this week, the defending champion shook off the cobwebs to score four of the last five points and take a 7-6 decision, keeping her perfect record intact.

It was the first serious challenge to the Ottawa skipper at the Tournament of Hearts, and she rather enjoyed being pushed.


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