RDP Kings Volleyball
The Red Deer Kings avenged their yesterday’s loss by defeating CMU Blazers 3-0 (25-17, 25-11, 25-17). The team started off the first set strong, setting the pace for the rest of the match. Meanwhile, the Blazers struggled to find solutions to their opponents’ offensive, led with a masterful hand by the setter Maddux Greves, among others.
Both teams entered the third set fighting for the win, but the Kings were simply too strong and won this set, 25-17.
Players of the Game were Brett Lower from Red Deer and Matthieu Page from CMU.
RDP Queens volleyball
The Vancouver Island University (VIU) Mariners punched their tickets to the 2022 CCAA National Championship Game on Saturday evening in convincing fashion, defeating the Red Deer Polytechnic (RDP) Queens in straight-sets.
A 25-23 first set victory was followed by a 25-19 win in the second set. A back-and-forth final set saw the Mariners earn the win by a score of 26-24.
The Mariners led the way statistically, with Yevgeniya Lytvynenko leading the match with 21 kills while teammate Linnea Brickwood led with 44 assists. Brickwood, Kayla Passmore, and Danielle Groenendijk all finished the match with two service aces. Vanessa Loos (RDP) finished the match with 17 digs.
Lytvynenko (VIU) and Tess Pearman (RDP) were named the 4 Imprint Players of the Match.
Red Deer Polytechnic Kings Volleyball update
The Titans of Cegep Limoilou strongly started the match and surprised everyone by winning in 5 sets against their opponents, the Red Deer Kings (25-19, 25-11, 23-25, 14-25, 15-10).
The first set was characterized by the few numbers of mistakes made by the Titans. While the Red Deer Kings took the advantage at the start of the second set, the Titan changed it at the score of 18-17, inspired by Xavier Desfossés who diversify his game while the defence was on the lookout.
The Red Deer Kings team did not give up, however, by winning the third set 23-25. They also quickly put the pressure and sowed doubt by winning the fourth set with consistency and causing mistakes for the Titans. Dillon Gauci, showing great confidence in the center, the Red Deer Kings made the necessary adjustments to win with the third and fourth sets, forcing a fifth and deciding set.
Nothing seemed to stop the energy of Limoilou and the support from the crowd, the Titans came back strongly by scoring 6 points in a row. Charles St-Aubin took advantage with four masterful services.
With 38 memorable assists, Charles St-Aubin deserves the title of Player of the Match for Limoilou. Cody Boulding was named Red Deer Player of the Match thanks to his powerful attack in the center.
Red Deer Polytechnic Queens Volleyball update
The 2022 Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) National Women’s Volleyball Championship began on Friday in Charlottetown, PEI. The event is being hosted by Holland College at the McMillan Centre for Community Engagement.
The Red Deer Polytechnic Queens punched their ticket to the CCAA National Semi-Finals on Friday when they defeated the Mount Saint Vincent University (MSVU) Mystics in straight-sets.
After set wins of 25-19 in the first two sets, a win of 25-16 in the third secured the victory for the Queens.
Tess Pearman (Queens) led the way with 11 kills while teammate, Emma Letkeman (Queens) recorded 36 assists, and McKenna Olson had a match-high five service aces. Becca MacDonnell (Mystics) led the way with 14 digs in the match.
Sydney Rix (Queens) and Becca MacDonnell (Mystics) were the 4Imprint Players of the Match.