Volleyball Kings dig a big hole

While the RDC Queens continue to dig themselves out of hole in the Alberta Colleges Women’s Volleyball League, the Kings are putting themselves in one on the men’s side.

CARONPORT, Sask. — While the RDC Queens continue to dig themselves out of hole in the Alberta Colleges Women’s Volleyball League, the Kings are putting themselves in one on the men’s side.

The Queens won their seventh straight match to run their record to 11-5 with a 28-26, 23-25, 25-9, 25-19 victory over the Briercrest Bible College Clippers Saturday afternoon.

Meanwhile, the Kings saw their record drop to 11-5 after losing 3-0 (19-25, 12-25, 21-25) for the second straight day to the Clippers.

Queens head coach Talbot Walton couldn’t have been happier with the way the Queens finished their match.

“By the third set we started to play more like we can,” he said. “We played with a lot of energy . . . it’s was excellent team play.”

Brook Sutter was named the RDC player of the match, finishing with 10 kills, two stuff bocks, three aces and 13 digs.

“She was a good addition and played with energy,” said Walton.

Jaclyn Neufeld had 10 kills, two blocks, four aces and nine digs while Robyn Denney had 13 kills and 10 digs. Mandy Carroll had six kills and two blocks and Danielle Newton three blocks.

Kings head coach Aaron Schulha didn’t know what to do.

“They totally outplayed us again today,” he said. “They had double the amount of kills and double the amount of digs. We did a poor job in serve receive giving them nine aces and were outworked on defence.

“I tried a number of different lineups, but nothing worked. It’s a sickening feeling as a coach not to have any answers.”

The Kings won’t have an easy time down the stretch as they face Mount Royal at home Friday and in Calgary Saturday.

“We have a lot of work ahead of us, beginning Monday,” he said. “We have four matches left and we need to win at least three of them to earn an automatic berth into the championships.”

Taylor Hunt had 10 kills for RDC while Sean Tuff was the player of the match with eight kills and two stuff blocks.