WVB | Kodiaks fall to RDC

WVB | Kodiaks fall to RDC

Jan. 13, 2020 - The Lethbridge College Kodiaks women’s volleyball team suffered a pair of straight-sets road defeats to nationally ranked Red Deer College last weekend.

Lethbridge struggled to get their offence clicking against a stingy RDC defense, hitting for a negative percentage on Friday and just a .077% on Saturday.

Jamie Brown was named the Kodiaks player of the game for both matches, after a weekend that saw her tally nine kills, five digs and 24 assists.

The Kodiaks (2-12) will look to snap a ten game losing streak when they host the Olds College Broncos next weekend at the Val Matteotti Gymnasium, starting on Friday night at 6 p.m.

Friday, Jan. 10 – Kodiaks 0 at Red Deer College 3

Recap written by RDC Sports Information

Backed by a game high nine kills from Queens outside hitter Tess Pearman, RDC downed the Lethbridge College Kodiaks in three sets (25-16, 25-17 and 25-12).

Lethbridge College's Mack Lewicki was going in the early stages of the first set. The third-year left side hitter kept it even (10-10) with three kills. Then the home team gained some traction. Along with a trio of kills from Red Deer's Emma Holmes, strong net play helped the Queens pull away. Middle McKenna Olson had three of RDC's five stuff blocks and the Queens earned a 25-16 decision.

Saskatoon's McKenna Olson applied service pressure to begin the second set. With five consecutive serves, the Queens jumped ahead 6-1. The Kodiaks' Morgan Bullerwell recorded a pair of kills, trying to keep the set within striking distance, but Tess Pearman had other ideas. Pearman, a Bachelor of Education Elementary student, fired five kills in the second set alone, while hitting for 0.636 percent efficiency over both sets. RDC wrapped up a 25-17 victory.

After a quick start by the Queens in the third set (7-1), Claire Armstrong helped Lethbridge College chip away at the deficit (4-8) with a kill, her second of the match. From the left, Erin Neufeldt, a Bachelor of Science Nursing student, helped the home side go up by 11 (18-7). The RDC Queens continued to apply pressure and sealed a 25-12 win, taking the match in three sets.

Ponoka's Tess Pearman was named the Collegiate Sports Medicine Queens Player-of-the-Game, accumulating nine kills, four service aces, three digs and one stuff. 

Jamie Brown received the award for the Kodiaks. She totaled 19 assists, three aces, two kills, two digs and one stuff block.

Saturday, Jan. 11 – Kodiaks 0 at Red Deer College 3

Recap written by RDC Sports Information 

Four Queens pounded five or more kills and the home team downed the Lethbridge College Kodiaks in three sets 25-15, 25-21 and 25-19, taking the weekend series. 

The Queens' balanced attack was on display in the opening half of the first set (12-8). RDC Queens setter Emma Letkeman effectively spread the ball around. Four RDC student-athletes had a pair of kills each - Tess Pearman, Emma Holmes, Sydney Rix and Jade Van Dyke. Mack Lewicki led the way for the Kodiaks with three kills during that stretch. Edyn Aasman and Emma Holmes helped the home team expand their lead, solidifying a 25-15 win.

When the Queens led 14-9 in the second set, Kodiaks Head Coach Anna Schwark called a timeout and it provided a boost. Kills from Claire Armstrong and Mack Lewicki reduced the deficit to two (15-17). Then RDC eventually bumped its lead to four with a kill from Emma Holmes, her ninth, and the Queens wrapped up a 25-21 decision.

In the third set, a stuff block on the right side from setter Emma Letkeman pushed RDC up 9-6. It was the Queens' seventh stuff of the match. RDC expanded on its three point lead. Sydney Rix capped off a 25-19 victory with a kill.

Emma Holmes was named the Collegiate Sports Medicine Queens Player-of-the-Game, leading both sides with ten kills. The outside hitter from Red Deer added two stuff blocks, one dig and one assist.

Jamie Brown received the award for the Kodiaks. She contributed seven kills, five assists, three digs and one stuff block. Mack Lewicki totaled eight kills, six digs and one assist. Johanna Dixon had 14 assists one one ace.

Tess Pearman contributed seven kills for RDC. Alexandria Greenshields had six and Jade Van Dyke chipped in with five. Setter Emma Letkeman finished with 20 assists, four digs, two kills, two aces and one stuff block.

As a group, the Queens recorded eight stuff blocks. The Kodiaks responded with three.

On Friday, Jan. 24, the Queens (12-2) will host the Ambrose University Lions (10-4) at the Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre at 6:00 pm. The Kodiaks (2-12) and Broncos (2-12) will hit the Lethbridge court on Friday, Jan. 17 at 6:00 pm.