Brent Forster - RDC
Calgary, AB - The Red Deer College Kings (16-6) and SAIT Trojans (13-7) went the distance Saturday evening, with the Kings falling in a close five set decision to the home team (20-25, 25-23, 25-22, 18-25 and 17-19).
Thomas Wass was chosen as the Kings Player-of-the-Game, recording 42 assists, seven digs, four kills and one ace. Nine kills, six stuffs and one dig earned Chris Kayser the award for the Trojans.
Setter Thomas Wass (3) Colby Brochu Photography
The Trojans' Jarett Noel led both sides with 20 kills. Regan Fathers was close behind with 19.
Ben Holmes (10) Colby Brochu Photography
As a team, the Kings served up three aces and missed 15. The Trojans had five aces with 22 errors.
The Lethbridge College Kodiaks (20-0) lead the south. After the second place Kings (16-6) are the SAIT Trojans (13-7) and then the Medicine Hat College Rattlers (10-10).
In the north division, the Keyano College Huskies (19-1) lead the way, followed by the NAIT Ooks (14-6) and the University of Alberta Augustana Vikings (14-6), who are even with 28 points. Currently, the Lakeland College Rustlers (11-11) hold the final playoff spot.
The NAIT Ooks will host the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference (ACAC) Men's Volleyball Championship from February 21-23.
The RDC Kings will welcome the best teams from across Canada from March 7-9 at the Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre for the Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) Men's Volleyball National Championship.
Next weekend, the Red Deer College Kings (16-6) will compete against the undefeated Kodiaks (20-0) on the road. On Friday, February 8, the two teams will play at 8:00 p.m. and then at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday afternoon.