That was unreal’: Homan emerges victorious over Jones to reach Scotties final

With a spot in the Scotties Tournament of Hearts final on the line, Rachel Homan hit the greatest stroke of the week to force an extra end against the legendary Jennifer Jones. With a straight face, Homan turned to address her crew and said, “Let’s go.”

Not for the first time, the majority of the 3,186 spectators in WinSport Arena rose to their feet in response to the shot.

After it was all done, Homan said, “That was unreal!” and gave her comrades a hug.

In order to secure a spot in Sunday night’s national final, Homan and Team Ontario defeated Jones and Team Manitoba in a thrilling knockdown, drag-out match on Saturday night. They did this by executing a steal in the eleventh end to complete the 6-4 victory.

“What a fantastic game. They were having
Homan faced “a degree of difficulty that was off the charts” in her final try to tie the score in the tenth, with the game level at one. Ontario coach Don Bartlett expressed his disappointment with Homan’s stroke.

Homan had only taken one draw all game, but she floated this one in there like it was going to land on a button that was attracted to a magnet. Then she said, “F— yeah!” while raising her broom into the air.

“I assumed she would give it a little more attention up front, but instead, she just kind of feathered it and finished it perfectly,” said Jones.

Bartlett considered the shot for a while, then shook his head.

The instructor chuckled and

On Sunday, the opponent of Team Homan will be the underdog. This season, no team is running as well as Homan’s. On Saturday, Wilkes was named to the second team and the skip, third Tracy Fleury, and second Emma Miskew were awarded Scotties first-team all-stars. This season, they have only lost five occasions. five titles were won. All year long, they have only lost against one Canadian squad.

“And the majority of our losses occurred during Rachel’s first pregnancy,” Bartlett remarked. Briggs, Homan’s third kid, was born six months ago. “Like, her body wasn’t sharp yet, therefore she wasn’t sharp? Yes, it’s truly a fantastic record.

Bartlett claimed that Homan’s preparedness is what makes her unique from the others. He spends two or three periods on the rink with her.