Red Deer College King Scott Irvine lifts the ball over Olds College blockers Tarren Dion and Braden Bates during Saturday night’s game at Red Deer College. (Photo by Sean McIntosh/Advocate staff)

Kings and Queens both go 2-0 on weekend

The Red Deer College Queens and Kings volleyball team didn’t drop a single set over the weekend against the Olds College Broncos.

Both RDC teams played the Broncos on Friday and Saturday, winning six straight sets each.

The Queens went 25-10, 25-19, 25-17 in Friday’s game and 25-11, 25-08, 25-21 on Saturday. Meanwhile the Kings went 25-17, 25-19, 25-16 in the team’s first game and 25-20, 25-16, 25-11 on Friday.

Despite winning six straight sets, Kings coach Aaron Schulha said the team was a little sloppy.

“We were pretty crisp in the last set,” he said. “But it took us way too long to play our style of game … I wasn’t overly pleased this weekend, especially considering we played well last weekend against Briercrest (College).”

One thing the team will need to improve is its performance at the service line, he added.

“We missed a lot of serves – we shot ourselves in the foot from the service line. We could’ve made our lives a lot easier at times. We’ll have to clean it up going into next weekend for sure.

“We’re 4-0 so far, so I can’t complain too much, but it is my job to nitpick,” said Schulha.

Adam Turlejski, fourth-year middle, said he wasn’t overly happy with his team’s performance either. But he said he was proud to see the team push through some inconsistent play.

“We weren’t playing our best but we really tried to grind through it. The energy was there, the effort was there but maybe the execution wasn’t there all the time,” Turlejski said.

Chris Wandler, Queens head coach, said he was impressed with how his team played against Olds College.

“I thought we played fairly well,” he said. “We went into the weekend needing to have a bit more energy which we worked on and that makes us more consistent.”

The Queens were very sound defensively, he added.

“Our blocking and back-court defence were pretty good overall. A lot of good things were achieved this weekend,” Wandler said.

The team’s serving ability is improving, but some more work is needed to round out that part of the game, said Wandler.

“We have a good defensive group so we want to get the ball in the other side’s hands and challenge them. But we can’t do that by serving it out of bounds,” he said.

The Kings and Queens visit Lethbridge College for back-to-back games Friday and Saturday.

Just Posted

Red Deer woman lives 102 years with humour, ‘gentle strength’ — and porridge

Minnie Deibert was surrounded by family and friends at her birthday party Sunday

Boy escapes serious injury after falling from third-storey window

SURREY, B.C. — A little boy is very lucky to have escaped… Continue reading

Harmonic singing for young women will be taught at a fall workshop in Red Deer

The Hearts of Harmony Chorus is presenting the Nov. 16 session

‘Crying out for help:’ Calgary radicalization program evolves to help others

CALGARY — The soft-spoken young man wasn’t being recruited by neo-Nazis or… Continue reading

Victoria pledges to plant 5,000 trees as part of United Nations challenge

Victoria is promising to plant 5,000 trees on public and private land… Continue reading

Your community calendar

Tuesday Bower Place Community Association Seniors Card and Coffee party at 1:30… Continue reading

Liberals pitch middle-class savings as second full week of campaign beckons

OTTAWA — The Liberals tried to turn the page on Justin Trudeau’s… Continue reading

Democrats blast latest Trump crisis. But what will they do?

WASHINGTON — A whistleblower’s complaint over President Donald Trump’s interactions with a… Continue reading

Face transplant recipient’s donor face now failing

MANCHESTER, N.H. — A woman who was severely burned in a domestic… Continue reading

Charity boat with 182 migrants waits to dock in Europe

A non-profit-run ship carrying 182 migrants rescued on the Mediterranean Sea sailed… Continue reading

Singh-Trudeau meeting will be private, say Liberals, but no time set yet

OTTAWA — The Liberal Party pledged Saturday to keep private the details… Continue reading

Glen Assoun calls for reform in how Ottawa considers cases of wrongful conviction

HALIFAX — Tethered to an ankle monitor and alone in a British… Continue reading

No winning ticket for Saturday nights $9 million Lotto 649 jackpot

TORONTO — There was no winning ticket for the $9 million jackpot… Continue reading

Most Read