This week in RDC Athletics

Power hitter Ben Holmes (10) has a total of 63 kills in 6 matches. Picture - Colby Brochu Photography
Power hitter Ben Holmes (10) has a total of 63 kills in 6 matches. Picture - Colby Brochu Photography

The RDC Queens & Kings Volleyball teams will entertain the Medicine Hat College Rattlers in two weekend matches and both basketball teams will host the Briercrest College Clippers in Saturday evening action.

Here is a summary of what is happening this week in RDC Athletics.

 

Queens Volleyball | Friday, Nov. 2 | 6:00 p.m. | Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre

The Red Deer College Queens (1 - 5) will compete against the Medicine Hat College Rattlers (3 - 1). Several first-year Queens are making important contributions. After third-year outside hitter Katrina Dawe's 2.68 kills per set, first-year Emma Holmes is second on the team with 2.00. Another first-year member of the Queens, Sydney Rix, leads the team with 8 service aces. As a group, the RDC Queens have totaled 38 aces.

Outside hitter Emma Holmes (11)  Colby Brochu Photography

Queens Volleyball | Saturday, Nov. 3 | 1:00 p.m. | Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre

In a weekend rematch, the Volleyball Queens will host the Rattlers.

 

Kings Volleyball | Friday, Nov. 2 | 8:00 p.m. | Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre

The Red Deer College Kings (3 - 3) will host the Medicine Hat College Rattlers (4 - 0). In the early stages of the season, the RDC Kings are making significant strides every week, including a recent pair of match victories over the SAIT Trojans, the defending champions.

"We played fairly steady the last three matches," says Aaron Schulha, Kings Head Coach. "We are seeing signs of improvement week-to-week which is great."

The Kings and Rattlers have had some exciting matches the past few seasons. In 2017, the RDC Kings defeated the Medicine Hat College Rattlers in five sets to win the ACAC Men's Volleyball Championship. Then, the Kings went on to win their 13th national title.

 

Regan Fathers (1)  Colby Brochu Photography

Kings Volleyball | Saturday, Nov. 3 | 3:00 p.m. | Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre

In an afternoon tilt, the Kings and Rattlers will meet.

 

Queens Basketball | Saturday, Nov. 3 | 6:00 p.m. | Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre

The Basketball Queens (0 - 3) will face the Briercrest College Clippers (0 - 3) at home. The Red Deer College Queens have continued their strong rebounding game and lead the league, averaging 56 boards per game.

 

Harneet Sidhu (14)  Colby Brochu Photography

 

Kings Basketball | Saturday, Nov. 3 | 8:00 p.m. | Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre

The RDC Kings (2 - 1) will hit the hardwood against the Clippers (0 - 3). Spencer Klassen, a six-foot-two guard, has had a great start to the season and is one of the Kings' leaders on and off the court. The Bachelor of Education student from Red Deer leads his team with 23.3 points per game.

 

Spencer Klassen (21)  Colby Brochu Photography

 

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