Kodiaks weeked update - Oct 20, 2014
KODIAKS WEEKEND ACTION
It was a very busy weekend for Kodiaks athletics as we had 8 home games hosted on campus between Friday and Saturday.
The Kodiaks were facing last year’s CCAA National Champions, Red Deer College Queens at the home opener Friday night. Playing in front of a large crowd, the women worked out the first game jitters and rallied hard against the champs. Unfortunately the Queens earned the win in three sets (25-14, 25-13 and 25-17). On Saturday the Kodiaks again faced off against the Queens at home. The team played hard putting it all out on the court but lost to the Queens in three sets (25-21, 25-20, 25-18). The team will face off against SAIT at home this Friday, 6pm.
The Home opener weekend for the men’s volleyball team was going to be a true measuring stick to where the new team would match up against the national champions, Red Deer College King’s. Friday night, the Kodiaks battled the reigning national champs but lost in three sets (25-19, 25-20, 25-20). Saturday they demonstrated the depth and resilience of the team and upset the Kings in 4 sets (25-22, 19-25, 25-19 and 25-19). The men will host SAIT this Friday at 8 pm before heading to Calgary for Saturday.
The women were in a “win & in” scenario for the last two matches of the regular season and they did just that. On Saturday against the 3rd seeded SAIT Trojans, #4 seeded Kodiaks came out on top with a 2-0 win setting up a Sunday showdown with Olds College to secure a berth back into the ACAC Championships after an 8 year absence. The Kodiaks left Olds with a strong 5-0 win over the Broncos and a spot into this weekends ACAC Women’s Soccer Championships beginning this Friday, Oct. 24 at NAIT against the No#2 seed from the North division. The game will be carried live on the Sportscanadatv website. More details will follow.
Playing the visiting SAIT Trojans on Saturday, the roster depleted Kodiaks battled not only the winds of southern alberta but a tough SAIT squad that handed the Kodiaks a 3-1 loss in the last home match on the pitch. Sunday was a different result as the Kodiaks finished the 2014 season with a 2-1 win over the Olds College Broncos. The win put a positive twist on a tough season for the Kodiaks.
The Kodiaks had a home & away match up against a tough SAIT Trojans program and came away with their first two wins of the 2014-15 campaign. The Kodiaks went to their whole bench and senior leadership to ensure the 77-53 and 73-56 wins over SAIT. The Kodiaks are back in action on Wednesday, October 29 up at St. Mary’s University in Calgary.
The Kodiaks traveled up to SAIT on Friday night and came away with a hard fought 80-58 win on the visiting court of the Trojans. The win showed the depth that Kodiaks bench has as the scoring was spread out and the defence held a strong SAIT team to the 58 points. Back on the our home floor on Saturday night the Kodiaks were lead in scoring by Dathon Spencer but it was the Kodiaks defence that held the Trojans offence to 62 points and a 2-0 mark to start the 2014-15 season for the Kodiaks. The final score for Saturdays game was 88-62 for the Kodiaks. The Kodiaks travel up to Calgary to play St. Marys University on Wednesday Oct. 29 in their next ACAC action.
Men’s & Women’s Cross Country
The teams travel to Keyano College in Fort MacMurray this weekend to battle for the Cross Country title and a berth to the CCAA National Championships hosted by SAIT, Nov 7-8. The teams have had a very successful season so far & look to earn another ACAC title for the programs storied past and run for another CCAA National Championship at SAIT.
It was a very wet Friday in Loretteville, Quebec, at the Club de golf de Lorette Inc. where the third and final round of play in the PING Golf CCAA Golf National Championship was cancelled, leaving the previous 36 holes of play to determine the winners. Congratulations to top Lethbridge College female Lisa Reid who took eighth overall with an 18-above par 164, 10 strokes back. The and top Lethbridge College male Taylor Jetten, who finished tied for 24th after turning in rounds of 75 both days, leaving him 10 strokes behind the winner. The men’s team combined for a ninth place finish overall. Well done Kodiaks.