Queens punch ticket to nationals with win over UAA Vikings at ACAC Championships

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.

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.

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