The RDP Queens earned a thrilling victory over the Lethbridge College Kodiaks on Sunday to advance in the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference playoffs. (Advocate file photo)

The RDP Queens earned a thrilling victory over the Lethbridge College Kodiaks on Sunday to advance in the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference playoffs. (Advocate file photo)

RDP Kings, Queens advance in ACAC playoffs

The RDP Queens picked the perfect time to have one of their best efforts of the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference season.

RDP pulled off a thrilling upset in the ACA South Division semi-final, knocking off the 2019 provincial bronze medalists Lethbridge College Kodiaks 2-1 in double overtime.

Rookie Paige Kalbfeisch played hero for the Queens, scoring after a free-kick from Jaden Humphrey hit the post in the 105th minute to power the Queens to victory.

Lethbridge held the lead for the majority of the game, after opening the scoring in the eighth minute.

It was Queens’ striker and leading scorer Jenica Swartz who willed the Queens even in the 78th minute, tying the game with her 15th goal of the year.

The Queens will take on the SAIT Trojans next Saturday in the south division final.

The RDP Kings also advanced to the ACAC South Division final with a win on Sunday.

The Kings knocked off the Lethbridge College Kodiaks in convincing fashion, earning a 5-1 victory at home.

Pedro Humberto Neto buried a pair of goals including the only marker of the first half, before Gabriel Fleury de Queiroz and Osvaldo Aguilar Herrera also added tallies in the victory.

Kristofer Grobmeier, a Bachelor of Education Secondary student, was named Player of the Game for RDP. Jaden Veluw, a fifth-year Nursing student, earned the honour for the Kodiaks.

The Kings will also travel to SAIT to take on the Trojans next Saturday.