Opening the Winter Olympics with three straight losses is something that could send many curling teams spiraling out of control…however for Canada’s Rachel Homan’s rink it was dig deep time….and that’s what the women did.
Homan’s returned to form this morning, posting an 11-3 rout of American Nina Roth.
“Everyone brought their ‘A’ game and we took every inch that they gave us and never let up,” Homan said in a CTV interview.
Canadian rinks at major international competitions face fierce competition as well as high home country expectations and Homan, an Olympic rookie, looked like she was possibly feeling that pressure in her first three losses.
The team spent time with family members after an upset loss to Denmark on Friday and went about to put their struggles aside and concentrate on what needed to be done. What needed to be done…was a dominant win and against the Americans, Homan played like a team that was 3-0 and not 0-3.
Next up for Canada (1-3) is a Sunday afternoon match-up against Switzerland’s Silvana Tirinzoni (1-3).