Volleyball Queens come out on top after tough battle with Lions

Teams meet again tonight at Red Deer College

Queens 3 Lions 1

CALGARY — The RDC Queens expected a tough battle with the Ambrose University Lions in their Alberta Colleges Women’s Volleyball League meeting Friday and for three sets they got just that.

The Queens, 8-3, opened with a 25-23 victory, lost 21-25 and then squeezed out a 26-24 win in the third set. However, they didn’t give the Lions, 4-5, any chance to pull the upset, winning the fourth set 25-19.

Miranda Dawe continued her strong start to the season, finishing with 18 kills and 11 digs. Jessica Jones added seven kills and six digs, Megan Schmidt six kills and five digs, Fauve Welsh six kills and five digs and setter Chanelle Kayser 43 assists, nine digs and four blocks. Lauren Marshall had 18 digs.

Kings 3 Lions 0

The Kings ran their record to 9-2 with a 25-23, 25-16, 25-17 victory over the Lions.

Regan Fathers had 14 kills, four digs and two blocks while Matt Lofgren had six kills and five digs, Daimyn Biletsky six kills and setter Luke Brisbane 29 assists and five digs.

The teams meet again tonight at RDC with the women getting underway at 6 p.m., followed by the men.