Wolves over Queens in 4 sets, RDC will play for bronze

The RDC Queens will compete for bronze on Saturday.
The RDC Queens will compete for bronze on Saturday.

The Grande Prairie Regional College Wolves Women's Volleyball team defeated the Red Deer College Queens in 4 sets (25-8, 17-25, 25-20 and 25-21) in semi-final action at the ACAC Women's Volleyball Championship at Lakeland College on Friday evening.

Megan Koch led the Wolves with 15 kills. Miranda Dawe had 8 kills and 5 digs for the Queens.

Wolves middle Michelle Gauthier was voted Grande Prairie's player-of-the-game while Megan Schmidt was the Queens player-of-the-game.  The RDC Bachelor of Business Administration student stacked up 6 kills, 1 stuff block and 3 digs. As a team, the RDC Queens finished with 5 service aces.

Queens Volleyball Head Coach Chris Wandler felt there were a few factors in the setback.

"We thought that we were prepared heading into the game against the Wolves. The difference was that we were unable to score and shut down their outsides, which has been one of our strengths for the entire season," said Wandler. "After the 1st set, we rebounded and got it together. We won the 2nd set and started to roll. We had a 20-17 lead in the 3rd set and let 1 of their servers get on a run, which was the turning point in the match."

It's important to have a short memory and focus on Saturday.

"This group has a lot of character," said Wandler. "We will let go of what happened and prepare to win a bronze medal on Saturday."

The Queens will battle for bronze with the Ambrose University Lions Saturday at 5:00 p.m. at the Lakeland College Gym.