RDC curling team captures three medals

VERMILION — The RDC curling teams turned in a solid performance at the ACAC championships, capturing three medals on Sunday afternoon.

The RDC women’s and mixed teams were in the final, only to lose to Concordia University of Edmonton in both — 7-6 in the mixed and 9-4 in the women. The RDC men played for bronze and downed Olds 6-1 to potentially earn a berth in the national finals.

The mixed team, skipped by Shayne Copeland, reached the final with an 8-3 win over host Lakeland Saturday.

The final saw Lakeland jump out into a 4-0 lead after two ends but RDC battled back to pull even 6-6 after eight ends. However, Concordia had the hammer in the extra end and drew for one and the victory.

Earlier, Copeland lost 9-3 to Lakeland and 7-6 to Concordia before defeating MacEwan 6-4 and 7-5.

The RDC women, skipped by Marla Sherrer, earned a berth in the Nationals, set for March 22-25 in Camrose, with an 8-2 win over Concordia in the 1-2 game Saturday.

In the final Concordia led 3-2 after three, then stole four in the fourth to take control.

Earlier the Queens defeated Augustana 8-2 and NAIT 8-1 and lost 6-5 to Concordia.

On the men’s side, the Kings, skipped by Ryan Dahmer, missed an opportunity to reach the final, losing 7-6 to NAIT Saturday evening.

Earlier the Kings lost 6-4 to Olds and 7-2 to NAIT and downed Augustana 9-7.

Augustana edged NAIT 5-4 in the final.

Three members of the RDC team were named to the All-Conference teams prior to the finals.

Dahmer and third Ty Parcels were on the men’s team and third Ashlyn Wozney on the mixed team.

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