Canada's Homan beats Russia in worlds opener

Canada skip Rachel Homan yells instructions to her teammates during her draw against Russia at the...

Canada skip Rachel Homan yells instructions to her teammates during her draw against Russia at the World Women's Curling Championships in St. John, New Brunswick, March 15, 2014. (REUTERS/Mathieu Belanger)

Fred Rinne, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 10:43 PM ET

It was the start that Team Canada hoped for and expected in Draw 1 of the Ford World Women’s Curling Championships, but it was a little close for comfort.

Rachel Homan’s Ottawa crew of Emma Miskew, Alison Kreviazuk and Lisa Weagle posted a 7-5 victory over Anna Sidorova’s Russian squad from the Moscow, and in familiar Scotties fashion, Homan did not need to throw her last stone in 10 to earn the win in front of a large crowd at Harbour Station.

Heading into the final end tied 5-5, Canada with the hammer, Sidorova’s draw against multiple Canadian counters came up a tad heavy and as a result the official final score was 7-5.

Homan said after the game, it was a typical “learning the ice” first draw and they were happy to just get the job done.

“We were learning the ice and had a few misses here and there, but both teams did,” said the 24-year-old full-time curler.


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