Rachel Homan eradicated PointsBet Invitational curling

FREDERICTON — Rachel Homan’s No. 3 crew was eradicated from the PointsBet Invitational Friday after a 7-6 loss to Kristy Moore’s No. 6 crew.

Moore, filling in for Casey Scheidegger, scored two within the backside of the ninth and singled house Homan within the Tenth.

The standard further tip shouldn’t be used within the occasion, so after Homan’s shot missed the paint, Moore secured the win by discovering the ring drawn on the button.

“I knew if we tied, that is what I needed,” Moore mentioned of his Tenth decide.

“We have not performed a lot in opposition to the opposition and I have not had a draw for a very long time both. I used to be glad to have it for myself. It is laborious there, it isn’t simple to attract ice.”

Moore led the best way for Scheidegger on the 2021 Scotty’s Event of Hearts and Curling Canada’s Tim Horton’s Problem earlier than constructing his new crew within the low season.

Moore mentioned it was a means of attending to know the crew, though he had earlier expertise taking part in with Jesse Haughian and in opposition to vice-captain Keith Hogan and captain Taylor MacDonald.

“We’re making an attempt to be taught as a lot as we are able to. “We’re a brand new crew,” he mentioned. “I have been fortunate sufficient to follow with Taylor and Keith twice earlier than the occasion, so we’re simply studying … studying their method and studying as a lot as we are able to. All weekend. I am completely happy to be right here.”

Moore will subsequent face Caitlin Lowes, who has a 9-4 lead over Tenth-ranked Penny Barker, within the singles semifinals.

Additionally, fifth-seeded Jennifer Jones edged Thirteenth-seeded Selena Starmey 11-9, and top-seeded Kerri Einarson edged eighth-seeded Kelsey Rock 10-5. Einarsson and Jones will compete within the semifinals.

Within the males’s draw, high seed Brad Gushue continued his path to the ultimate with an 8-4 win over John Epping.

Regardless of the win, vice-captain Mark Nichols believes the crew nonetheless has work to do.

“There are some weak pictures in there – I believe from everyone,” he mentioned. “You are undoubtedly shaking off just a little rust. You attempt to handle it as greatest you may based mostly on how you are feeling throughout the day.

“We had a very good follow final weekend (in Toronto), however instincts rule once you’re on the market. Fortunately for us, we have had sufficient expertise to deal with the state of affairs on the ice.”

Gushue of the NL’s St. John’s will face Winnipeg’s Reid Carruthers in Saturday’s semifinals. Carruthers defeated Calgary’s Kevin Coe 8-6.

In different motion, Edmonton’s Brendan Boettcher defeated Saskatoon’s Colton Flash 10-3 to advance to the semifinals in opposition to Kamloops’ Matt Dunstone in opposition to BC.

Dunstone beat Glenn Howard of Penetanguishene, Ont., 8-7.

Play continues by means of Sunday at Willie O’Ree Place.

This report was first printed by The Canadian Press on September 23, 2022.

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