Jan. 22, 2019 – The Lethbridge College Kodiaks basketball and volleyball teams clashed with their rivals from SAIT this weekend, and when the dust settled each institution came away with a trio of victories.
Lethbridge’s men’s volleyball team continued their historic start, improving to 16-0 with a pair of 3-1 victories. Women’s basketball also picked up a win in their only game of the weekend, using a strong second half to pull away from the Trojans in a 65-51 triumph.
On the flip side, the Trojans men’s basketball team continued to assert their dominance against the host Kodiaks on Friday night. The number one ranked team in Canada held off a late Kodiaks rally to keep their unbeaten start alive with a 101-95 win. SAIT’s women’s volleyball team also continued their resurgent season, downing the Kodiaks in straight sets on both Friday and Saturday night.
The ACAC futsal season also kicked off with an exhibition tournament last weekend in Three Hills. The Kodiaks women’s team fell to Olds College in the gold medal game, while the men’s team took third place.
Kodiaks MVB continues to roll
Friday, Jan. 18: Kodiaks 3 at SAIT Trojans 1
Saturday, Jan. 19: SAIT Trojans 1 at Kodiaks 3
The Kodiaks men’s volleyball team is putting together a season to remember, sweeping SAIT over the weekend to improve to a perfect 16-0 to lead the ACAC. The Kodiaks actually dropped the first set on both Friday in Calgary and on Saturday at home, but rebounded to win both matches in four sets. Carter Hansen led the Kodiaks in kills in both matches, with 19 on Friday and 20 on Saturday. He continues to sit second in the ACAC in that category. Dax Whitehead had a combined 26 kills on the weekend.
Kodiaks WVB can’t stop Trojans
Friday, Jan. 18: Kodiaks 0 at SAIT Trojans 3
Saturday, Jan. 19: SAIT Trojans 3 at Kodiaks 0
The Kodiaks women’s team was swept by the Trojans in a pair of 3-0 decisions on the weekend, dropping them to 2-14 on the season. LeeAnne Arnott led the Kodiaks in with nine kills on Friday, while Mackenzie Lewicki was tops with eight kills on Saturday. Both Kodiaks men’s and women’s teams visit Briercrest this weekend for games Friday and Saturday.
Kodiaks WBB keep pace with win over SAIT
Friday, Jan. 18: SAIT Trojans 51 at Kodiaks 65
In an ultra-tight playoff race in the ACAC south division, the Kodiaks women’s basketball team kept pace with the pack with a 65-51 home court win over SAIT on Friday. Kirsten Barwegen came off the bench to lead the Kodiaks with 14 points. Karli McLachlan and Courtney Petersen added 10 points each. The Kodiaks are 8-5, in fourth place in their division, but do have a game in hand on third place St. Mary’s.
Kodiaks MBB come close, can’t knock off top ranked Trojans
Friday, Jan. 18: SAIT Trojans 101 at Kodiaks 95
The Kodiaks men’s team threw everything it had at the undefeated and nationally top-ranked SAIT Trojans, but came up just short in a 101-95 loss. Orin Porter Jr. led the Kodiaks with 23 points, while Lincoln Anderson had 19 and Michael Clemons earned a double-double as five different Kodiaks scored in double digits. The Kodiaks are now 8-5, fourth place in the ACAC south division, but they have games in hand on both teams ahead of them in the division. This weekend, the basketball teams hit the road to visit Red Deer.