The RDC Kings swept the Briercrest College Clippers in three sets to advance to the ACAC final on Saturday in Lethbridge. (Photo by Kodiaks Athletics/ACAC)

RDC Kings volleyball sweep Briercrest, advance to provincial final

Kings 3 Clippers 0

The RDC Kings made quick work of the Briercrest College Clippers in their biggest match of the year.

RDC swept the Clippers in three sets (25-20, 25-13, 25-19) Friday night, winning the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference semifinal and advancing to the gold medal match Saturday.

With the win, the Kings return to the provincial final for the first time in three seasons, after seven straight years of playing for a title. It also earned them a berth in the Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association National Championships in March, as Alberta gets two spots in the national tournament.

In the south division showdown with a trip to the final on the line, the Kings never blinked and rolled to a victory.

Fourth-year outside hitter Patrik Toze once again rose to the challenge for the Kings, converting 12 kills to lead the way for RDC. He was also player of the game. Kings rookie Carter Hills had nine kills in the victory, while setter Tom Wass had 25 assists and seven digs.

ACAC Player of the Year Karym Coleman got a lot of volume for the Clippers, with 16 kills on 35 attempts. He was the only Briercrest College player with more than eight kills.

The Kings will play in the ACAC Final with a trip to nationals on the line Saturday at 5:30 p.m. You can watch the match at ACACtv.ca.



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