Jan. 10, 2019 – The ACAC top men’s volleyball team begins the second half of its season this evening, as the Lethbridge College Kodiaks host Medicine Hat College in ACAC action.
It’s a rare Thursday night appearance for the Kodiaks that begins a home-and-home series with the Rattlers that finishes on Saturday in Medicine Hat.
Thursday – women: 6 p.m., men: 8 p.m. – vs Medicine Hat College at the Val Matteotti Gymnasium
Saturday – women: 6 p.m., men: 8 p.m. – at Medicine Hat College
Women: Kodiaks (2-10) vs Medicine Hat College Rattlers (7-7)
Men: Kodiaks (12-0) vs Medicine Hat College Rattlers (7-7)
The Kodiaks men’s volleyball team proved itself as one of Canada’s top college volleyball programs in the first half of the season as the team went undefeated with a 12-0 record. The Kodiaks are in first place in the ACAC south division and are ranked second in the CCAA national rankings. Medicine Hat is 7-7, tied for fourth in the south division. Lethbridge swept two matches from the Rattlers in November, winning six out of seven sets.
Carter Hansen (fourth year, General Studies, Magrath) has led the Kodiaks attack this season and is second in the ACAC in kills per set with 4.61. Zach Wikenheiser (third year, General Studies, Lethbridge) has been one of the conference’s premier set-up men this season as he’s second in assists per match at 9.32
On the women’s side, the Kodiaks welcome a fresh start after a 2-10 first semester. Lethbridge is sixth in the ACAC south, while Medicine Hat is fifth with a 7-7 record. The Rattlers won both first half meetings by 3-0 scores in November.
Carley Doneff (first year, Nursing, Medicine Hat) leads the Kodiaks attack, averaging 1.81 kills per set.
The women’s game begins at 6 p.m. tonight, followed by the men’s game at 8 p.m. at the Val Matteotti Gymnasium.
Admission is free to Lethbridge College students with their student ID, $3 for college employees, $5 for seniors, youth and alumni, and $8 for the public. Saturday’s games begin at the same times in Medicine Hat and can be streamed on ACAC-TV.