#GlobalNews: “Rachel Homan leads women’s curling team back from the brink – National”

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GANGNEUNG, Korea, Republic Of – Rachel Homan has put Canada’s women’s curling team into playoff contention with an 8-3 win over Japan at the Pyeongchang Olympics.

The Canadians have won three straight after beginning the tournament with three losses. Homan stole four in the fifth end to take a 6-1 lead over Satsuki Fujisawa’s rink.

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Japan came back with a deuce in the next end but Homan’s two points in the seventh led to Fujisawa offering handshakes and conceding defeat.

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The win put Canada into a tie for fourth with China and Britain at 3-3.

Canada plays China on Tuesday and Britain on Wednesday to close out the round-robin portion of the event. The top four teams after the round robin advance to the semifinals.

On the men’s side, Canada’s Kevin Koe faces the U.S. later Monday.

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