Rachel Homan one win away from perfect run

Rachel Homan, skip for team Canada, during the Scotties Tournament of hearts curling event held at...

Rachel Homan, skip for team Canada, during the Scotties Tournament of hearts curling event held at the Maurice-Richard arena in Montréal, Québec, Canada, on February 7 2014. (Joel Lemay/QMI Agency)

PAUL FRIESEN, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 12:13 AM ET

MONTREAL — Rachel Homan is one win away from the first perfect run to the Hearts in 29 years.

Surviving a pitched battle with Manitoba’s Chelsea Carey, the defending champion snuck out a 5-4 victory, Saturday night, in a game that’ll be awfully hard to match in Sunday’s final.

“Pretty crazy,” is how Homan described it. “Some really amazing shots by every one of my teammates. Their team didn’t miss. We had tough shots. She kept making great shots.”

The win sends Homan’s Team Canada directly to the final, while Carey will have to duke it out with either Saskatchewan or Alberta in a Saturday semfinal, after those two play the three-four game earlier in the day.

Two ends into the one-two game, we found out what Homan is made of. As close as we can tell, it’s a combination of ice pulsing through her veins and steel threads for nerves.

Manitoba had two stones in the house, Homan had two nibblers that weren’t really in play.


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