Canada defeats Norway at Women’s World Curling Championships

Rachel Homan (Akutagawa, Wikimedia Commons)

Team Canada has improved to a record of four wins and zero losses at the 2024 Women’s World Curling Championship in Sydney, Nova Scotia. On Monday, Canada trounced Norway by a score of 9-4.

The first half of the game was very even as Canada had a 4-3 lead after five ends. It was the second half of the game where Canada dominated Norway, as they outscored the Norwegians 5-1 in a three end period from the sixth to eighth ends.

There is no doubt that Homan’s team played much better against Norway at the 2024 Women’s World Curling Championships than Gimli, Manitoba’s Kerri Einarson played against Norway at the 2023 Women’s World Curling Championship. Last year, the Norwegian team led by skip Marianne Rorvik and fourth stone thrower Kristin Skaslien beat Einarson’s team 8-5 in the semifinals. Einarson’s massive error came in the ninth end when she came up light and allowed Norway to score three points. Homan’s squad was simply more consistent, and as a result came away with a W.

There are three teams undefeated at this time. Switzerland is at 5-0 and Italy is at 4-0. Those will be Canada’s two opponents on Tuesday. The other two teams above .500 are Denmark and South Korea. Denmark is 4-1 and South Korea is 3-1. The only team to beat Denmark is Canada, as the Canadians beat the Danes 7-4 on Saturday. The only team to beat South Korea was Switzerland by a score of 7-4 on Saturday.

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