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Homan sweeps through pool play heading into WFG Masters quarterfinals

OAKVILLE, Ont. — Rachel Homan and her Ottawa-based club are sweeping into the playoffs at the WFG Masters.

Homan, who had already qualified, will enter the quarterfinals undefeated at 4-0 following a 7-2 victory over Winnipeg’s Team Chelsea Carey during Draw 13 Friday morning at Sixteen Mile Sports Complex.

Carey wrapped up round-robin play at 2-2 and now awaits the results of the remaining draws on tap Friday to find out her team’s fate.

Although Carey got on the board first with a deuce in the opening frame, it was all Homan from there as the 12-time Grand Slam women’s champion matched with a pair of points in the second, stole two in the third and singles in three consecutive ends.

Homan is now riding a 13-game winning streak after capturing the HearingLife Tour Challenge in October and running the table at the Red Deer Curling Classic last month.

Elsewhere in Draw 13, South Korea’s Team Eun-Ji Kim clinched a playoff spot at 3-1 with an 8-4 win against Switzerland’s Team Michele Jäggi (2-2).

Sweden’s Team Anna Hasselborg (2-2) drew their record level by eliminating compatriots Team Isabella Wranã (1-3) in a 7-3 decision.

Team Casey Scheidegger of Lethbridge, Alta., also finished the round-robin at 2-2 with a 6-2 victory over Switzerland’s Team Silvana Tirinzoni (0-4).


Play continues with Draw 14 at 11:30 a.m. ET / 8:30 a.m. PT on Sportsnet, Sportsnet NOW (Canada) and Yare (international).


The WFG Masters is the third event of the 2022-23 Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling season featuring 16 of the top men’s teams and 16 of the top women’s teams from around the world. … Round-robin play runs through to Friday as teams play four games against opponents outside of their pools. … The top eight teams overall advance to Saturday afternoon’s quarterfinals. The semifinals are set for Saturday evening with both finals on tap for Sunday.