RDC Kings volleyball

RDP Kings and Queens volleyball sweep Trojans

Both Red Deer Polytechnic volleyball teams are perfect to start the year

Kings 3 Trojans 0

Queens 3 Trojans 0

The Red Deer Polytechnic Kings rattled off their seventh straight victory to start the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference men’s volleyball season Friday.

The Kings swept the SAIT Trojans in three straight sets (25-17, 25-22, 25-20) at the Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre, their fifth sweep of the season.

Veteran outside hitter Patrik Toze of Australia led the Kings in the victory, with 13 kills, three stuff blocks, two digs and an ace. Red Deer rookie Brett Lower had the best night of his young career, putting away a match-high 16 kills in the victory. Fourth-year setter Maddux Greves of Calgary chipped in 32 assists and three aces in the win.

The Kings will round out the first half of the season in Calgary at SAIT on Saturday.

The Queens also picked up a straight-set sweep (2515, 25-17, 25-21) of the Trojans Friday.

With the win, the Queens moved to 7-0 on the season, with sweeps in all seven matches on the year.

Third-year outside hitter Tess Pearman led the way for the Queens, finishing the match with a game-high 11 kills. Sylvan Lake product Anna Carlson chipped in eight kills and middle McKenna Olson added six in the victory. Queens second-year setter Emma Letkeman had 32 assists in the win.

The Queens will finish off the first half of the season when they take on the SAIT Trojans Saturday in Calgary.

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