Queens 3 Vikings 0
The RDC Queens are back in the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference Championship final for the first time since 2015.
RDC picked up a tight-three set sweep (25-22, 25-21, 25-22) over the University of Alberta-Augustana Vikings in the provincial semifinal Friday night in Medicine Hat and earned a spot in the gold medal match. The win also punched their ticket to the Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association Women’s Volleyball National Championships next month.
Pure excitement knowing you’re playing for gold and going to Nationals. The @RDCQueensVB celebrate after winning semifinal #2 over the @UofA_AugVikings at the 2020 South Country Co-op ACAC Women’s Volleyball Championship #ACACWVB2020 pic.twitter.com/Yt8Z0VBuVD
— ACAC (@ACAC_Sport) February 29, 2020
Queens Second-year right side Emma Holmes was instrumental in the win, she had a match-high 14 kills and 4 stuff blocks. The Red Deer product was player of the game for RDC.
Ponoka’s Tess Pearman also had a big match, recording 12 kills and two blocks.
Rookie setter Emma Letkeman had a strong night as well, picking up 35 assists in the victory.
The Queens will play ACAC South Division rival Briercrest College Clippers in the gold medal match Saturday at 6 p.m.
Neither the Clippers nor the Queens has dropped a set at provincials. In the regular season, the Clippers only lost one match and that was to RDC late in the season.