Queens get win, Kings tie against Lakeland College
LLOYDMINISTER — The RDC Queens played better in the first half than the second, but scored all their goals in the final 45 minutes for a 4-0 victory over the Lakeland Rustlers in their opening Alberta Colleges Women’s Soccer League action Saturday.
“We played our best soccer in the first half, but their keeper made some good saves and we didn’t convert,” said Queens head coach Dave Colley. “But we had a little talk at the half and changed a couple things, plus we had the wind, which made a difference.”
Amber Regnier scored twice for the Queens with Terra Salmon and Sarah Fulmer, who came in in the second half, adding single markers. Jesse Stewart recorded the shutout.
“It was a good result and we have to be happy with it being our first game,” added Colley.
Meanwhile, the RDC Kings twice came from behind, then gave away the lead late in a 3-3 draw with the Rustlers.
“We had a lapse of concentration to give them the tying goal,” said Kings head coach Steve Fullarton. “We played well in spurts and had a lot of chances to win, but didn’t convert and they got terrific goaltending.
“But it was a tie in a tough place to play.”
Chase Grenier, Hayden Slaymaker and Patrick Sweiger, on a penalty kick, scored for the Kings with Stefan Dugas, who stopped a penalty kick in the first half, in goal.
RDC opens their home season as they host SAIT Saturday and Olds Sunday. Women kick off at noon with the men to follow.
Olds opened their first season in the league this weekend. In women’s action they lost 6-0 to Medicine Hat and downed Lethbridge 2-1 while on the men’s side, they dropped a 7-0 decision to Medicine Hat and stopped Lethbridge 4-3.
l EDMONTON — The RDC Queens posted a 2-0-1 record in the NAIT women’s hockey tournament during the weekend.
The Queens beat Spruce Grove major midget squad 2-1 and tied the Lloydminster midgets 2-2 and downed the Edmonton Red Stingers senior women’s team 8-0.
Rachael Hoppins and Gillian Altheim scored against Spruce Grove with Leah Boucher and Jade Petrie connecting against Lloydminster.
Petrie had two goals and Rikki Leonard three assists against Edmonton.