Rattlers score a pair of second half goals, pick up road win

Rattlers score a pair of second half goals, pick up road win

Brent Forster - RDC

At the RDC Field on Saturday, the RDC Queens hosted the Medicine Hat College Rattlers. Entering the afternoon contest, the Rattlers (4-1-1) sat in 3rd spot in the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference (ACAC) Women's Soccer South Division with 13 points. The RDC Queens (1-3-3) were in 4th and had 6 points in the standings. After a scoreless opening half, the Rattlers struck for a pair of goals in the 2nd half to claim a 2-0 win. 

Erin Gill was the starting goalkeeper for the Queens while Kassidy Suberlak was in net for the Rattlers. At the half, neither team could score. Erin Gill made a positive impact for the Queens as she made 7 saves over the opening 45 minutes.

The Queens controlled much of the play but couldn't beat Suberlak. Shaelynn Holdaway scored a pair for the Rattlers in the latter half which sealed a 2-0 win. Her first tally came in the 79th minute and second goal was scored in the 86th minutes. Gill turned aside 15-of-17 Rattlers' shots while Suberlak stopped 5 Queens' attempts. Both Corrinn Graham and Krysten Strand had 2 shots on goal for RDC.

Queens Soccer Head Coach Esad Elkaz was happy with the effort. "The student-athletes really played well and had a great effort," said Elkaz. "We created many chances but couldn't finish and Medicine Hat capitalized on their chances."

Chelsea Webster was named the Queens player-of-the-game. The fifth-year Bachelor of Science (Nursing) student is from Calgary.

The Red Deer College Queens (1-4-3) will compete against the Lethbridge College Kodiaks (2-4-1) on Sunday, October 15 at 12:00 p.m.