RDC cross-country and golf teams shine, soccer squads show improvement

By RDC Athletics
September 18, 2017 - 9:34pm

The Red Deer College Cross-Country Running team had another great weekend at Grand Prix #2 in Calgary. The Queens finished in first place and the Kings earned second.

Both RDC Golf teams placed second in Camrose at the North Regionals. The Kings Soccer team split a weekend series while the Queens played to a draw and loss.

Here is a summary of what happened this past week in RDC conference games.

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RDC Golf | North Regionals | Camrose Golf & Country Club

On the final day on Sunday, Shaye Leidenius shot a second straight 82 which placed her first among ACAC women with a weekend total of 164 strokes. The Kinesiology and Sport Studies student eclipsed the second place female golfer by 4 strokes and helped lead the RDC Queens to a second place team finish. Cole Morrison shot a final round of 77 and placed sixth among ACAC men with a total of 151 strokes over both days. The RDC Kings also finished in second spot as a group.

RDC Cross-Country | Saturday, September 16 | Grand Prix #2 | SAIT / St. Mary’s University

The Queens finished in top spot as a team while the Kings placed second as a group.

Jordanna Cota continued her early dominance among ACAC female runners and earned first place (25:15) for the second week in a row. Adam Wass was once again the top runner for the Kings and placed sixth (31:32) among ACAC males.

Queens Soccer | Saturday, September 16 | RDC Field

In the home opener, the Red Deer College Queens had a two goal lead against the Olds College Broncos but eventually settled for a draw. Corrinn Graham and Reesa Garez scored the RDC goals. It was the third tie in a row for the Queens (0-0-3).

Queens Soccer | Sunday, September 17 | RDC Field

The RDC Queens had some great opportunities to score but were edged 1-0 by the visiting SAIT Trojans.

Queens Head Coach Esad Elkaz was happier with the effort.

"Yesterday we dropped down on that pressure but today we played ninety minutes,” said Elkaz. “I was very pleased with the student-athletes even though we lost the game 1-0.”

The Queens’ record moves to 0-1-3.

Kings Soccer | Saturday, September 16 | RDC Field

After Theoren Gill opened the scoring for the Kings on a penalty kick, the Olds Broncos tied the game in the 86th minute. With time winding down in the 90th minute, Hugo Janssen scored a beautiful goal to give the RDC Kings a 2-1 home victory.

Kings Soccer | Sunday, September 17 | RDC Field

Following the Queens, the RDC Kings dropped a 2-0 decision to the undefeated SAIT Trojans.

Kings Head Coach Wade Groenewegen credited his squad for a great effort against a good Trojans team.

"SAIT is a much older and experienced team and we executed perfectly in the first half. We knew that we needed to hang on and it was unfortunate that we couldn't bury one when we had a good chance," said Groenewegen. "I'm not disappointed in the performance. Yes, we'd like a different result but I don't think our guys could have given us anymore.”

The Kings sport a 1-3-0 record after the weekend.

Leidenius, Janssen claim RDC Athlete of the Week honours

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