RDC curlers finish second

The RDC men’s foursome settled for runner-up honours in the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference Fall Curling Classic in Red Deer during the weekend.

The RDC men’s foursome settled for runner-up honours in the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference Fall Curling Classic in Red Deer during the weekend.

The men’s rink, skipped by Dawson Abraham and also consisting of third Shane Parcels, second Stephen Hood, lead Matt Brassard and spare Dylan Hoar, finished with a 4-2 record at the Red Deer Curling Centre. The RDC crew posted respective 7-1, 6-5, 10-3 and 7-2 wins over Olds College, Camrose Augustana, Grande Prairie and Lakeland, and lost 9-6 to NAIT and 6-5 to Grant MacEwan, which tied for second at 4-2.

NAIT took top honours at 5-1 while Olds placed fifth with a 2-4 record.

RDC tied for second in the women’s division with a 4-3 slate. Kaitlyn Sherrer and her supporting cast of third Kayla Parkins and front-enders Jessica Andruchow and Lindsay Janko recorded wins of 8-0, 7-6, 8-7 and 8-4 over Olds, NAIT, Lakeland and Concordia, and fell 8-3, 6-3 and 8-7 to Augustana, Grande Prairie and MacEwan.

Grande Prairie won the women’s title with a perfect 7-0 record. Olds was seventh at 1-6.

In mixed play, the RDC foursome skipped by Garrett Olson was sixth overall with a 3-4 record. The RDC team, with Nicole Ireland at third and Justin Shantz, Kari Berglund and Tanis Steinbach forming the supporting cast, were victorious over Olds (10-3), Concordia (9-4) and Lakeland (6-0).

On the flip side, RDC lost to Augustana (7-3), Grande Prairie (9-4), Grant MacEwan (12-3) and NAIT (7-5). Augustana, Grande Prairie and Lakeland finished tied for first at 5-2 and Olds was eighth at 0-7.

• The RDC volleyball teams closed out the first half of their season with mixed results on Saturday at Edmonton.

The Kings defeated Grant MacEwan 3-2 (25-17, 25-23, 23-25, 16-25, 15-10) in the men’s match while the Queens fell 3-0 (11-25, 19-25, 19-25) to MacEwan in women’s action.

“The third set was tight and could have gone either way, but we made a couple of errors late,” said Kings coach Aaron Schulha. “Then we kind of went to sleep in the fourth. But the guys played quite well in the fifth set.”

Quentin Schmidt paced the RDC squad with 23 kills, eight digs and two blocks. Tucker Leinweber was strong defensively with 18 digs and three stuff blocks.

In the women’s match, the Queens were slow out of the gate and never recovered.

“Right from the get-go we weren’t ready to compete tonight. It looked like we were very distracted,” said Queens coach Talbot Walton. “This was one of the toughest matches I’ve had to coach in a long time. Everything I did didn’t seem to work. We just didn’t get the right response from anyone on the floor.”

Megan Wood was the RDC player of the match, contributing seven digs.

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