RDC teams can’t come away with a win in Lloydminster

The Red Deer College Queens came close to getting their first win of the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference women’s soccer season, but had to settle for their first point instead. The RDC Queens tied the Lakeland College Rustlers 1-1 in Lloydminster on Saturday, thanks to an early goal from Jess White. Queens head coach David Colley says they deserved a better fate.

The Red Deer College Queens came close to getting their first win of the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference women’s soccer season, but had to settle for their first point instead.

The RDC Queens tied the Lakeland College Rustlers 1-1 in Lloydminster on Saturday, thanks to an early goal from Jess White.

Queens head coach David Colley says they deserved a better fate.

“They kept to the formations and kept to the game and didn’t get the result they really deserved,” he said. “I’m frustrated for them because they did everything right except finish.”

Lauren Good was solid in net for Red Deer, but just could not come up with the save on the Rustlers’ tying goal midway through the first half as the shot hit the post and went in past the outstretched netminder.

Still, the Queens dominated the rest of the game with numerous opportunities across the board but could not beat Lyndsey Wood in the Lakeland net for a second time. They either hit posts, missed open sides of the net or shot right at Wood.

“Their goalie was player of the game for a reason,” said Colley. “Every single forward and midfielder had their chances but it didn’t go in the goal.”

Still it was a positive result for the club with two tough games coming up this weekend, at Medicine Hat College on Saturday and at Lethbridge College on Sunday.

The RDC Kings looked great for the first 30 minutes against the Lakeland Rustlers, but after two injuries to their back line they came undone, losing 4-0 in Lloydminster in ACAC men’s soccer action.

Red Deer controlled much of the play early in the first half, even had a few opportunities to take the lead, but lost Ben Schultz to a concussion and Masoum Zaher to a groin injury. Twenty seconds later, the home squad took a 1-0 lead. The Rustlers then made it 2-0 just before half.

Early in the second half they lost another defender, Pat Sweiger, to cramps and a knee injury and they started to run out of steam. They were already missing midfielder Andrew Jevne who suffered a knee injury in the opening weekend.

“Getting a settled back four is what we’re really after, we just can’t do that right now because of all the injuries we’re having,” said head coach Steve Fullarton.

“The injuries just upset the whole rhythm of our game, and then it’s tough for guys to come into a game as well and find a feel right away.”

It is unknown how long any of their wounded players will be out, some of them could be long term while some may be able to go this weekend when they are in Medicine Hat to play the Rattlers and Lethbridge to play the Kodiaks.

“We’re confident we can beat those teams and we know we didn’t play well in the first weekend,” said Fullarton, noting the 2-2 tie with the Rattlers and the 3-2 win over the Kodiaks from last week. “From what we saw (Saturday) in the first 30 minutes, it was really promising and if we can get some of these guys back fit for the weekend, we’ll give it a good shot.”

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