Shakeup solution in South

ANGELA MACISAAC -- Calgary Sun

, Last Updated: 8:07 AM ET

With one little tweak, a team has hit a hot streak and is off to the women's curling provincials.

Crystal Rumberg and Bronwen Saunders switched roles at third and skip, respectively, a few months ago and now they're off to the Alberta Scott Tournament of Hearts in Edmonton, Jan. 25-29.

Rumberg mounted a last-end comeback to beat Cheryl Bernard of Calgary 6-5 in the B qualifier yesterday at the Southern playdowns in Olds.

"The funny thing was," said Rumberg, "we felt we were working hard. We just weren't getting the results."

The results came in Olds as the Rumberg rink, which includes second Erika Hildebrand and lead Tara Runquist, suffered only one loss -- a 7-5 decision to Vicki Sjolie in Saturday's A qualifier.

Rumberg was down 5-2 to Bernard yesterday but stormed back for the victory, stealing two in the ninth and one in the 10th.

"Cheryl made a really unlucky shot in the ninth," said Rumberg of her former skip. "It jammed and spun us into the four-foot and then she missed her draw so we could score two and tie."

In the 10th, Rumberg put up a centre guard early and the Bernard crew struggled to come around.

Bernard drops to the C semifinals today at 10 a.m. She faces Garrison club's Diane Foster, while Calgary's Renelle Bryden and North Hill's Terry Loschuk tee off.

The final goes at 1:30 p.m.


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