Kings 3 Kodiaks 2
LETHBRIDGE — The RDC Kings soccer team had every right to be feeling good about themselves Sunday afternoon.
For the first time in three seasons the Kings found themselves on the right end of the scoreboard as they downed the Lethbridge Kodiaks 3-2 in Alberta Colleges Men’s Soccer League action.
The win came 24 hours after they dropped a 5-2 decision to the SAIT Trojans at RDC.
“We asked the guys to shake that off and pick it up today and they did just that,” said Kings head coach Steve Fullarton. “I couldn’t be happier with the way they played. It was nice to see them get the win after the tough time we’ve had the last couple of years, and it was good for Doug (former head coach and assistant coach Doug Holloway).
“It was nice to see them finally get rewarded for their hard work.”
Curtis Playfair notched the winning goal, breaking a 2-2 tie midway through the second half.
“We had four breakaways after that and couldn’t beat their keeper, so it was a little tight in the final minutes, but the guys did what they had to,” added Fullarton.
Keegan Sheehan, with his fourth goal of the season, and Cory Schlosser added the other RDC markers.
The Kings have a 1-1-1 record while Lethbridge slipped to 1-2-1.
Queens 5 Kodiaks 0
The Queens ran their record to 3-0-0 with a 5-0 victory over the Kodiaks, 0-4-0, in women’s action.
“It was an outstanding team effort,” said Queens head coach Jerry Gerling. “We dominated them from the outset, scoring three times in the first 30 minutes.”
Gerling went to his bench to start the second half and gave everyone “a lot of playing time.”
Moira Duley, Sarah Palmer and Samantha Martin, Stephanie Tremblay and Stephanie Thurston scored once each.
“We did most of our damage from long range as you can tell from the fact both Tremblay and Thurston scored and they’re defenders,” said Gerling, who also split goaltending duties between Brittany Baker and Caitlyn McDougall.
Katelyn LaGrange was named the RDC player of the match.
The RDC squads face Mount Royal in a home-and-home series next weekend — Saturday in Calgary and Sunday at RDC, beginning with the women’s match at noon.