RDC Queens guard/forward Sophie Melin is an Open Studies student from Stockholm, Sweden. She is a positive leader and key contributor for her team. Over 10 games, Melin has averaged 10.6 points, 6.3 rebounds and 2.3 assists, while connecting on 41 per cent of her three-point attempts during Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference (ACAC) Women's Basketball competition.
The SAIT Trojans had only suffered a pair of losses this season until they met Red Deer College Kings. The Kings put forth another consistent effort and wrapped up a four set victory (25-21, 25-21, 20-25 and 25-20) over the Trojans, taking the weekend series in convincing fashion. The Kings only dropped a single set all weekend.
The last time the Red Deer College Queens faced the Briercrest College Clippers, Angenay Williams knocked down 39 points. Saturday evening the fourth-year forward was another significant contributor. Williams scored 47 points and led Briercrest College to a 107-94 home win in ACAC Women's Basketball.
The RDC Queens didn't get any lucky breaks Saturday evening. The visiting SAIT Trojans had a couple of fortunate bounces off the boards and bodies go their way and they capitalized. The Trojans edged the Queens 3-2 at the Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre in ACAC Women's Hockey.
Despite a four set victory on Friday, Queens Head Coach Talbot Walton felt his group had another gear of consistency. On Saturday against the same Trojans squad, it appears the RDC Queens found it. RDC jumped out to a quick lead and never looked back, sweeping SAIT 25-16, 25-14 and 25-18 in ACAC Women's Volleyball.
All three Red Deer College Curling teams hit the ice for the first time at the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference (ACAC) Curling Fall Regional on Friday. Both the Kings and Queens picked up victories on the opening day, while the mixed team will look to rebound on Saturday.
The Red Deer College Queens certainly made the Medicine Hat College Rattlers work for the two points. The Rattlers held a 35-32 lead at the break, but the Queens didn't relent. The Queens led in the fourth quarter but dropped a very close 71-70 decision to the Rattlers.
An overtime goal from Ashley Sutherland was the difference Friday night against the SAIT Trojans. The Queens and Trojans traded goals in the middle stanza but neither side held the edge over 60 minutes. Less than three minutes into the first extra frame, Queens' talented defender Ashley Sutherland sniped the game-winning goal, earning the two points in the standings.
The Red Deer College Kings made a statement Friday night against the south leading SAIT Trojans. Backed by effective ball distribution from Kings setter Thomas Wass (28 assists), RDC rolled to a three set sweep over the visiting Trojans (26-24, 25-17 and 25-20).
Even though they were pressed late, the RDC Kings remained composed. The visiting SAIT Trojans were within one in the third, but a late empty net goal helped the Red Deer College Kings earn a hard-fought 6-4 win at the Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre.
The RDC Queens had a tremendous start Friday evening then let their foot off the gas for a bit against the SAIT Trojans. A couple of RDC substitutions in the third set helped ignite the home team to a four set victory (25-18, 23-25, 25-23 and 25-10).
Upcoming this week, the RDC Kings & Queens Hockey teams will play the SAIT Trojans in a home-and-home series. The Kings & Queens Volleyball teams will also compete against the Trojans twice. Both basketball squads will hit the road to take on the Medicine Hat College Rattlers and Briercrest College Clippers. The RDC Curling teams will compete at the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference (ACAC) Fall Regional.
The RDC Kings left Lethbridge with a split. The Kings and Kodiaks traded the first two sets and then the visitors gained momentum. RDC took the next two sets and the match (25-17, 19-25, 25-19 and 25-15) in ACAC Men's Volleyball.
The Red Deer College Queens' high-powered offence just couldn't be matched by the Lethbridge College Kodiaks. Five RDC student-athletes contributed seven or more kills and the Queens rolled to a four set victory over the Kodiaks (21-25, 25-18, 26-24 and 25-12) in ACAC Women's Volleyball.
There were shades of Friday as the RDC Kings and Briercrest College Clippers met in the second half of the double-header. With several swings in momentum and each side taking an advantage, it came down to the final few possessions Saturday afternoon. The Kings lead by eight at the half and eventually wrapped up an 89-83 home win in ACAC Men's Basketball.
Defenceman Carter Wolski has flashed his speed and skill on the Kings' blue line, but hasn't always been rewarded on the scoresheet. That is, until Saturday's rematch against the Briercrest College Clippers. The first-year Kinesiology student broke out offensively, recording a four points and leading the Kings to an impressive 8-2 win.
The RDC Queens were up against a talented shooter who certainly found her rhythm. Briercrest College's Angenay Williams was nearly unstoppable Saturday afternoon. Williams knocked down 39 points and led her squad to a 93-75 road win.
Perhaps motivated by Kodiaks right side hitter Carter Hansen's Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference (ACAC) recording breaking 1,168 kills, the Kodiaks clawed out a three set win over the visiting RDC Kings (25-21, 27-25 and 25-18). RDC setter Thomas Wass (32 assists) effectively connected with outside hitter Ben Holmes for 11 kills in ACAC Men's Volleyball.
The RDC Queens didn't let an early one set deficit faze them (21-25). Rattling off three consecutive set wins, the Queens defeated the Lethbridge College Kodiaks (25-18, 25-15 and 25-13) in more convincing fashion as the match progressed in ACAC Women's Volleyball.
A single bucket was the difference between the Red Deer College Kings and Briercrest College Clippers on Friday evening. The Kings led 43-38 at the half, but a 47 point second half brought the visitors within striking distance. As time ticked down, the RDC Kings scored the game-winning field goal, sealing an 87-85 win in ACAC Men's Basketball action.
The Red Deer College Kings' quick and balanced attack was just too much in the end for the Briercrest College Clippers. Eleven Kings hit the scoresheet, including five players with multiple points. The Kings scored four in the opening 20 minutes and eventually skated to a 7-1 win in ACAC Men's Hockey action.
The Red Deer College Queens gave the top ten nationally ranked Briercrest College Clippers a test. The Queens closed a 13 point deficit in the fourth quarter, but they couldn't take the edge late. A 36 point performance from Briercrest College's Angenay Williams helped the visitors finalize a 76-72 decision in ACAC Women's Basketball.
The Red Deer College Curling teams have taken a balanced approach to prepare for the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference (ACAC) Fall Regional and season. The RDC student-athletes have combined league play, practices and work-outs at the Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre to prepare for the 2019-20 season.
Upcoming this week, the RDC Kings Hockey team and both basketball squads will host the Briercrest College Clippers in a pair of games. The Red Deer College Kings & Queens Volleyball teams will compete against the Kodiaks in Lethbridge in ACAC competition.
On Saturday afternoon, the Medicine Hat College Rattlers jumped out to a two set lead over the RDC Kings, but the visitors were unable to complete the rally as the did Friday night. The Rattlers eventually took a four set home decision (25-21, 27-25, 21-25 and 25-20).