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Homan eliminates Einarson in KIOTI National women’s quarterfinals

PICTOU COUNTY, N.S. — Rachel Homan and her team kept their perfect record intact through the KIOTI National women’s quarterfinals with a 7-4 win over Kerri Einarson during a clash of Canadian clubs Saturday at the Pictou County Wellness Centre.

Homan, who topped the round-robin table to take the No. 1 playoff seed, improved to 5-0 in the Grand Slam of Curling major tournament.

The 13-time Grand Slam champion Homan will now face Anna Hasselborg and her squad from Sweden in the semifinals.

Team Hasselborg ousted clubmates Team Isabella Wranå 8-4 to advance.

The other side of the bracket sees South Korea’s Team Eun-Ji Gim go up against Switzerland’s Team Silvana Tirinzoni.

Gim, who also remains undefeated at 5-0, got past Italy’s Team Stefania Constantini 9-3 and Tirinzoni took down Canada’s Team Jennifer Jones 11-4.

Meanwhile, Canada’s Team Brendan Bottcher plays Italy’s Team Joël Retornaz and Sweden’s Team Niklas Edin takes on Switzerland’s Team Yannick Schwaller in the men’s semifinals.

Bottcher beat Scotland’s Team Ross Whyte 5-4, Retornaz downed Team Korey Dropkin of the United States 10-3, Schwaller stopped Scotland’s Team James Craik 6-5 and Edin eliminated Scotland’s Team Bruce Mouat 5-4 earlier in the men’s quarterfinals draw.

Watch the men’s and women’s semifinals live on Sportsnet 360, Sportsnet+ (Canada) or (international) starting at 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT.

Both finals are scheduled for Sunday.