RDC Queens Bailey Richarde, a second-year forward battles for a loose ball with Medicine Hat College Rattlers Victoria Kuss Sunday in the ACAC season finale. (Photo by BYRON HACKETT/Advocate Staff)

RDC Queens honour graduating players, fall in season finale

Rattlers 6 Queens 0

It’s been a rough tumble to the end of the 2019 Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference soccer season for the RDC Queens.

The Queens battled through injuries down the stretch and were shutout in all three of their final contests, including a 6-0 defeat on home turf against the Medicine Hat College Rattlers Sunday.

“We just tried to stay positive. Just tried to finish the season the best we can. Considering the situations we’ve been in all season long,” Queens coach Esad Elkaz said.

Medicine Hat scored twice in the opening half and then rolled in four more in the second clinch the victory. Shelbie Bach was the player of the game for the Rattlers and Kayla Nesseth earned the honours for RDC.

For the Queens, it was somewhat of an unceremonious send-off to three players moving on next season.

Co-captains Emily Richard and Bronwyn Pfeifle are moving on, as well as second-year midfielder Mikayla Fujimoto.

Richard, a Red Deer product said it was a sad day Sunday to hang up the cleats, but she was happy to have worn the Queens uniform for two years.

She’ll attend the University of Alberta next year and has no plans to play soccer. She said looking back, the people she met along the way and the memories made will be what she cherishes most.

“It’s pretty sad, it’s a sentimental thing. I really enjoyed my last two years so it will end on a happy note in the same sense,” she said.

Pfeifle, a third-year from Lacombe will head to the University of Calgary, while Fujimoto, a second-year from Red Deer is off to the University of Lethbridge.

“Three good athletes, three good players and good students. It’s always tough to lose that way. Just going to move on, get better and tougher and more experienced for next season,” Elkaz said.



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The RDC Queens honoured three graduating players Sunday in their ACAC season finale. Head coach Esad Elkaz, along with Mikayla Fujimoto, Emily Richard and Bronwyn Pfeifle presented postered to the players after the game. (Photo by BYRON HACKETT/Advocate Staff)

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