Sports briefs – September 22

A pair of soccer players dominated the Moxie Classic Grill RDC athlete of the week voting.

Soccer players dominate RDC athletes of week

A pair of soccer players dominated the Moxie Classic Grill RDC athlete of the week voting.

Rookie keeper Brad Hughes was named the male recipient after a solid weekend performance, which saw the Kings beat Lethbridge 3-2 and lose 5-2 to SAIT.

Veteran defender Samantha Vockeroth received the top female award as she led the Queens to a pair of victories — 3-1 over SAIT and 5-0 at Lethbridge.

In action this week, the soccer teams face Mount Royal in a home-and-home series — Saturday in Calgary and Sunday at RDC, beginning with the women’s game at noon.

• The volleyball Kings see their first action of the season tonight as they meet SAIT in Airdrie. They host the Canadian Masters Men’s national team Thursday at 8 p.m.

• The hockey Queens hosts SAIT Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Arena in an Alberta Colleges Women’s Hockey League non-conference game and the RDC cross-country team hosts the George McFadzean Memorial race Saturday at RDC.

• The RDC golf team will compete at the ACAC finals Sunday and Monday at the Wintergreen course in Calgary while the Queens volleyball squad will compete in the University of Regina tournament Friday to Sunday.

Female Chiefs split pair

The Red Deer Sutter Fund Chiefs split a pair of games in their opening weekend of the Alberta Midget AAA Female Hockey League.

The Chiefs downed the Highwood Raiders 2-1 at home Saturday and dropped a 2-1 decision to the Slash in St. Albert Sunday.

Ashley Wilson and Janelle Froehler scored for the Chiefs Saturday. Froehler notched the winner at 12:23 of the third period.

Camille Trautman made 21 saves in goal.

On Sunday, Rebecca Glackin scored the lone goal for the Chiefs who outshot St. Albert 30-17.

The Chiefs return to action Saturday when they host the Calgary Chaos at 11:30 a.m. at the Arena.

Open class runners win at cross-country

EDMONTON — Open class runners won both divisions of the Concordia College/Running Room cross-country meet Saturday.

Chantelle Widney won the five-kilometre women’s race in 19 minutes while Purity Candie of Lethbridge College was the top college competitor, finishing fifth at 20:49 with RDC’s Jodi Sanguin sixth at 20:54. Kathryne Stone of Camrose Augustana University was seventh at 21:09.

Brooke Wilson of RDC placed 12th overall and sixth among college runners with a time of 22:33 with Jessica Friesen 19th (12th in the college ranks) at 25:05, Kate Blackett 32nd (22nd) at 27:56 and Rebecca Fuller 36th (26th) at 28:36.

Lethbridge led the college team standings with 18 points, which is based on the placings of their top four runners while Augustana had 39 points, RDC 42 and MacEwan 56.

Kip Kangogo won the 8.2 km men’s race in 26:55 with Willie Kimosop of Lethbridge College second at 27:23.

Jon Werkema was the top RDC competitor, placing seventh overall and third among college athletes with a time of 31:36.

Kalem Hamilton of RDC was 25th (19th) at 40:03, Steve Gill 30th (24th) at 41:25 and Mauro Vargas 35th (27th) at 44:30. Augustana won the college team title with 17 points with RDC second at 73 and MacEwan third at 76.

The RDC George McFadzean Memorial race is set for Saturday.

RDC will also host the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference finals, Oct. 31 with the Canadian championships, Nov. 14 in Camrose.

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