This past week, the RDC Queens Volleyball team defeated the SAIT Trojans twice and the Kings split their series. The Hockey Queens earned three of a possible four points against the Olds College Broncos. The Kings Hockey game from February 2 will be made up on February 22.
Both RDC Basketball teams had a bye week. When they return to action there will be a President’s Challenge planned in conjunction with Olds College during half-time of the men’s games, when the two teams face each other on February 8 and 9. RDC and Olds College frequently partner on initiatives and activities to provide learning and growth opportunities to the communities of central Alberta.
RDC President & CEO, Joel Ward, will compete against Stuart Cullum, President of Olds College, in a game of 21 in Olds on Friday and then at RDC 24 hours later during half-time of the Kings game. The losing President will have to the wear the other team’s jersey for a full day on Monday, February 11. If Ward and Cullum split the games of the 21, the point differential will determine the winner.
As part of a beer tasting event, participants are encouraged to make a donation with proceeds going to Central Alberta Sexual Assault Support Centre (CASAC). Olds Brewery and Troubled Monk will be sponsoring the event.
Here is a summary of what happened this past week in RDC Athletics.
Queens Volleyball | Friday, Feb. 1 | Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre
The Red Deer College Queens defeated the SAIT Trojans in five sets (25-22, 24-26, 27-25, 20-25 and 17-15). Erin Neufeldt led the way for the Queens, totaling 18 kills, seven digs, three stuff blocks, two assists and one totalling.
Queens Volleyball | Saturday, Feb. 2 | SAIT
In a weekend rematch, the Volleyball Queens earned a five set victory over the Trojans (25-20, 16-25, 22-25, 25-20 and 15-13). Outside hitter Emma Holmes had 12 kills, 11 digs, one assist and one ace. Setter Natalie Bloemen picked up 36 assists, eight digs, one kill and one ace.
The Queens (14-8) share second in the south with the Ambrose University Lions (14-8). The Briercrest College Clippers (18-2) lead the division with 36 points.
The SAIT Trojans (13-7) hold fourth spot with 26 points, and have two games in hand.
Kings Volleyball | Friday, Feb. 1 | Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre
The Red Deer College Kings swept the SAIT Trojans (25-20, 25-19 and 25-21).
Regan Fathers contributed 23 kills, five digs and three aces in the home win.”I thought that it was a pretty steady match and we did a good job at bettering the ball,” says head coach Aaron Schulha. “That was also one of Tom’s best matches.”Thomas Wass had 39 assists, two digs and two stuff blocks.
Kings Volleyball | Saturday, Feb. 2 | SAIT
The Trojans (13-7) edged the Kings (16-6) in five sets (25-20, 23-25, 22-25, 25-18 and 19-17).
Thomas Wass contributed 42 assists, seven digs, four kills and one ace. Ben Holmes totalled 12 kills, two digs, two stuff blocks, one assist and one ace. The Kings sit in second spot in the south with a pair of matches remaining.
Tickets can be purchased online for nationals, held at the Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre from March 6 to 9, 2019.
Queens Hockey | Thursday, Jan. 31 | Olds College
The RDC Queens were edged 2-1 by the Broncos in a shootout. Mairead Bast set up KaelyMcMurtry on the power play. The Queens picked up one point in the standings.
Queens Hockey | Friday, Feb. 1 | Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre
The third place RDC Queens (8-8-4-0) defeated the Broncos (6-11-1-0) by a score of 3-1. Jenessa Fournier, Kaitlan Linnell and Sydnee Decorby scored for RDC. Miranda Cook made 19 saves(0.950), earning the win in net.
Kings Hockey | Friday, Feb. 1 | MacEwan University
This game was postponed.
Kings Hockey | Saturday, Feb. 2 | Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre
This game is rescheduled to Friday, February 22 at 1:30 p.m. at the NexSource Centre in Sylvan Lake.