Renee's girls going out to have a few laughs

CON GRIWKOWSKY -- Edmonton Sun

, Last Updated: 11:49 AM ET

Renee Sonnenberg always tries to look at the bright side of life.

"I'm at the provincials, I'm in the semi in the morning - that's great," said Sonnenberg.

Moments after her team put on a Gong Show in a 6-4 loss to Vicki Sjolie of Medicine Hat, Sonnenberg was making plans to take the team out to a comedy-themed movie last night.

It was a bit of an unexpected jolt for the Girls Just Wanna Have Fun tour that adjourns Tuesday at the Canada Cup in Kamloops.

"The first six games were awesome,'' said Sonneberg. "We got all the yechhies out in one game, so there will be no yechhies (today).''

Sonnenberg faces Renelle Bryden in the 9 a.m. preliminary event to this afternoon's final. Bryden beat fellow Calgarian Crystal Rumberg 13-4 in last night's tiebreaker to get into this morning's semifinal.

Sonnenberg had already clinched a spot in the semi before facing a desperate Sjolie, who still had a chance to get into the tiebreaker, but says that was not the reason for the letdown.

"We didn't want to go blah, we really didn't,'' said Sonnenberg. "Now, we can't think of it like we went blah.

"We'll take from it what we learn from it. We learned we can't be (today). We need to smile a little more and not be too serious and not let it slide. We were just a little too careful.''

So there wasn't much left to do but find a way to get into a bit of monkey business.

"We're going to meet later and do something fun,'' said Sonnenberg. "Idunno, go bowling or play cards.

" My mom (Simone Handfield) says we can go to the Ottewell and watch her seniors team (in the northerns). They're always fun to watch.

"We just need to get together as a team. We've been apart just because we're going to be in a hotel together all week.''

There's only so much fun a team can take.


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