Kodiaks Weekend Update - Nov 12
Men’s volleyball played away at Briercrest College this past weekend. Going up against the second place CCAA finalists last year on their home floor, the boys came out victorious Friday Nov. 7 with a 3-2 win. While fighting hard on Saturday the team fell short of a second win with a 3-0 loss. The team gets this coming weekend off before hosting the Medicine Hat Rattlers on Friday, Nov. 21st.
Facing the heavily favored Briercrest Clippers on their home floor, our girls fought their hardest. With a 3-1 evenly contested loss on the Friday night the girls battled back but fell short of a win with a 3-1 loss on Saturday. Larissa Vonkeman and Lindsay Glas were awarded player of the games. The girls look to take advantage of a weekend off this coming weekend before returning back to action against south rival Medicine Hat Rattlers on November 21, 2014.
The Women’s Basketball team remains undefeated due to their two wins against the Briercrest Clippers over the weekend. With the dominating scores of 89-33 on Friday, Emma Lowery and Jordyn Kirk lead the game with 20 points each. Saturday the girls stayed strong with a 106-27 win with Allie Cameron leading the team with 23 points. The girls look to be in good standings for their next games against the Medicine Hat Rattlers, and stay comfortably in their first place spot in the ACAC Women’s basketball south division. They travel up to Red Deer College for a pair of games this weekend.
Men’s Basketball two wins against the Briercrest Clippers this weekend keeps them undefeated. Winning 115-59 on Friday night, Chaz Johnson leads the team with 21 points, yielding him with the player of the game award. On Saturday the boys continued their winning streak with a 97-70 win with Reuben Berry III winning player of the game. The Men’s team look for another pair of wins this weekend as they travel up to face off against the tough Red Deer College Kings, who represented the ACAC in last years national championships.
Women’s – with an amazing performance at National Championships this past weekend at SAIT, the Kodiaks women ran the race of their year & stole the Bronze medal from the host school SAIT by one point in the team standings! This is the women’s first national team medal in since 2004! Rachel McKenzie lead the way for the Kodiaks and received All Canadian First team Honors for her race. Sarah Makowsky & Mikaela York also finished in the Top 16 and were named to the All Canadian Second team for their efforts. A very solid year and only a sign of things to come for a team returning a majority of its core next year. Congratulations Kodiaks Women!!!!
Men’s – Kodiaks men’s team finished as the “best out of the west” placing 5th overall as a team at the national championships. The top 4 teams came out of the east at this years race. Individually, Edwin Kaitiany ran a solid race and had the lead for 98% of it before being passed with approximately 20-25 metres of the race remaining. Edwin was running with a heavy heart after learning of the loss of a family member the day prior to the race. He earned the silver medal and a spot on the All Canadian First team for his efforts and represented the Kodiaks at the highest level. Congratulations goes out to the entire men’s team as they were very competitive and left it all on the course in their efforts to earn a CCAA medal for the program and the college.
That brings the end to this years Cross Country season and the Kodiaks did an outstanding job of representing the College and themselves for the 2014 season. Next year looks very promising!