Kodiaks head on the road this weekend

Kodiaks head on the road this weekend

Nov. 15, 2019 – The Kodiaks volleyball and basketball teams take their shows on the road this weekend, as all four Kodiaks teams head out of town for ACAC action. The basketball teams visit Olds College on Friday and Red Deer College on Saturday, while the volleyball teams head to Saskatchewan for weekend sets against Briercrest College. 

There are just three weekends remaining in first semester action for all four Kodiaks teams.

VOLLEYBALL

MEN’S

Kodiaks (5-1) vs Clippers (5-1) – 8 p.m. Friday, 3 p.m. Saturday at Briercrest College

The Kodiaks men’s team is ranked eighth in Canada with a 5-1 record, but they face a Clippers team that boasts an identical 5-1 mark. Both teams are looking to keep pace in an ultra-competitive ACAC south division, where four teams are bunched at the top, each with only one loss. 

After losing their season opener, the Kodiaks have ripped off five straight victories. Carter Hansen (fifth year, General Studies, Magrath) has moved up to seventh in the ACAC in kills per set, averaging 3.24, and is just 46 kills away from claiming the all-time conference record in that category. Michael Svab (third year, Geomatics Engineering Technology, Pincher Creek) is second in the conference in blocks per set, while Malcolm Fisher (second year, General Studies, Lethbridge) is fifth in digs. 

WOMEN’S

Kodiaks (2-4) vs Clippers (6-0) – 6 p.m. Friday, 1 p.m. Saturday at Briercrest College

The Kodiaks women’s team will look to rebound after being swept by Medicine Hat College last weekend. The team is now 2-4 on the season and sit in fifth place in the ACAC south division. It will be a tough test against the undefeated and nationally second-ranked Clippers.

Rae Whitehead (third year, General Studies, Moose Jaw) leads the ACAC in blocks and is the only player in the conference to be averaging over one block per set. Mack Lewicki (third year, General Studies, Taber) leads the Kodiaks with 2.48 kills per set, while Elyse Doble (first year, General Studies, Lyalta, Alta.) leads the team with 5.83 digs per set. 


BASKETBALL

MEN’S

Kodiaks (5-0) vs Broncos (0-4) – 8 p.m. Friday at Olds College
Kodiaks (5-0) vs Kings (3-1) – 8 p.m. Saturday at Red Deer College

The Kodiaks men’s team has had a perfect start to the ACAC season. The team is tied for first place in the ACAC south division with a 5-0 record, and remains in eighth in the CCAA national rankings. On Friday, the Kodiaks take on a team on the other side of the ledger, as Olds is in last place with an 0-4 record. On Saturday, the team will face a stiffer challenge against the 3-1 Red Deer College Kings.

The high-powered Kodiaks have the most dynamic offense in the conference as the team is averaging 96.4 points per game. The Kodiaks boast three of the top 11 scorers in the conference as Chase Bohne (first year, Business Administration, Raymond), Brock Dewsbery (first year, General Studies, Raymond) and Orin Porter Jr. (fourth year, Computer Information Technology, Incline Village, Nev.) are each averaging more than 19 points per game. The team is also the second stingiest defensive club in the conference, averaging just 76.2 points against per game.

WOMEN’S

Kodiaks (3-2) vs Broncos (3-1) – 6 p.m. Friday at Olds College
Kodiaks (3-2) vs Queens (3-1) – 6 p.m. Saturday at Red Deer College

The top end of the ACAC women’s basketball south division is a complete logjam, as five teams are tied for first, each with three wins and six points. The Kodiaks are part of that group with a 3-2 record, as are both of their opponents this weekend – Olds and Red Deer each enter the weekend at 3-1. All three clubs will look to separate themselves from the pack this weekend.

The Kodiaks are the third highest-scoring team in the ACAC, averaging more than 70 points per game. Denajha Kie (third year, Environmental Assessment and Restoration, Las Vegas) is eighth in conference scoring, averaging 16 points per game. Kirsten Barwegen (third year, Justice Studies, Lethbridge) is 10th in the conference, averaging 8.2 rebounds per game.