Queens 22 Lions 0
Kings 10 Lions 0
RDP Queens forward Jenica Swartz etched her name in the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference record books.
The freshman striker from Lacombe scored 11 times as the Queens trounced the Ambrose University Lions 22-0 Friday at RDP. The previous single-game record was seven goals.
“I am really excited about the record. I feel it is a big accomplishment, but it couldn’t have happened without all my teammates supporting me,” Swartz said. “The balls through – that was because of my teammates. I was just the finishing touch on a bunch of those.”
In the opening half, Swartz scored four times, including a hat trick between the 34th and 42nd minute. The Queens led 12-0 at halftime, against a struggling Lions squad that was playing with just nine players for most of the game.
In the second half, Swartz scored seven straight times.
“At half time I had four goals and (Queens coach Mahziar Peyrow) said he would keep me in and go for the record, which is seven,” Swartz said. “I had a lot of good opportunities set up by my team. Being on the Queens Soccer team is a positive environment to be part of – we are all encouraging each other to work harder and put in the extra work.”
Alisha Coules and Reesa Garez also had hat tricks in the victory, while Paige Kalbfeisch had a pair and Jaden Humphrey scored once. Grace Smith and Sofia Quinteros also each had a goal.
The Queens will face the University of Alberta Augusta Vikings (0-3-0) in Camrose at 2 p.m. on Saturday. After Saturday’s match, the Queens have two regular-season games left.
The RDP Kings also posted a shutout Friday, knocking off the Lions 10-0.
RDP scored three times in the opening 45 minutes, before blowing the game open with seven goals in the second half.
Pedro Humberto Neto posted a hat trick, while Wataru Oguchi, Masoum Zaher, Gabriel Fleury de Queiroz, Ajdin Sarcevic, Hayden Jacobs, Thomson Wellie and Isaish Albright all added goals.
Jared St. Thomas posted the shutout for the Kings.
The Kings are 3-0-1 and will host the SAIT Trojans next Friday at 4 p.m.