Red Deer Polytechnic Athletics Recap
Queens Football | Friday October 1 | RDP main field
The Red Deer Polytechnic Queens football team outscored the Ambrose University Lions 22-0. Jenica Swartz of Lacombe totaled 11 goals, breaking the previous record of seven goals scored in an ACAC women’s soccer game. For her exceptional efforts, Swartz was named the North Star Sports Queens Player of the Game.
“I’m really excited about the record,” Swartz said. “I think it’s a great accomplishment, but it couldn’t have happened without the support of all my teammates. ”
Reesa Garez and Alisha Coules both contributed a hat trick for Red Deer Polytechnic. Paige Kalbfleisch, a first-year baccalaureate nursing student, scored twice. Sofia Quinteros, Grace Smith and Jaden Humphrey added one goal each in the home win.
For more details, please refer to the online game summary.
Queens Football | Saturday October 2 | U of Augustana
The Queens (3-1-0) defeated the University of Alberta Vikings Augustana 8-1. Red Deer’s Corbynn Fujimoto led the way offensively for Red Deer Polytechnic with three goals. Alisha Coules and Sofia Quinteros both scored two goals. Sherwood Park’s Paige Kalbfleisch scored the Queens goal in the 80th minute.
Please see the online game recap for more information.
Kings Soccer – Friday October 1st – Ambrose University Lions
The Red Deer Polytechnic Kings Soccer team received full roster contributions on Friday afternoon against the Ambrose University Lions.
With solid defensive play and eight different scorers, including a three-goal performance from forward Pedro Humberto Mourao Neto, the RDP Kings secured a convincing 10-0 victory over the visitors.
“I thought Ambrose was doing pretty well at the start,” said Gerald Grobmeier, head coach of Red Deer Polytechnic Kings Soccer. “They had an early chance that could have put us under pressure, but our goalie Jared made a big save.”
In the 14th minute, Red Deer Polytechnic Kings first-year defenseman Wataru Oguchi opened the scoring.
His team-mates Masoum Zaher and Pedro Humberto Mourao Neto added goals throughout the first half, giving the home side a 3-0 lead at the break.
“We scored the first goal and the second and third started to come in, and you could see the game was starting to get more difficult for Ambrose,” said Grobmeier. “It started to open up for our guys and the pace they played, especially in the second half, Ambrose was having a hard time keeping up with that.”
In the last 45 minutes, Kirk Moody, Isaiah Albright, Queiroz’s Gabriel Fleury, Thomson Wellie and Hayden Jacobs added goals. Pedro Humberto Mourao Neto, a kinesiology, fitness and health student, picked up a pair, helping the Kings seal a 10-0 decision.
Pedro Humberto Mourao Neto has been selected as the North Star Sports Kings Player of the Game. The third-year Brazil forward led Red Deer Polytechnic with three goals in 77 minutes.
“Pedro scored some very important goals for us. Even though it was 3-0, it was a goal that started to tip the scales in our favor, ”said Grobmeier. “He’s very strong with the ball. He runs very well and is always looking to score. I know he was a little disappointed – he thought he could have scored more today, but a hat trick is pretty good in football.
Nathan Yeung, a first year biology student from Nanaimo, took home the award for the Lions, playing a solid game on defense.
Lions goaltender Dayton Mcleay made four saves. Jared St Thomas, a kinesiology, fitness and health student, only had to make one save in the Kings net, but it was timely.
The first, the Red Deer Polytechnic Kings (3-0-1), will host the second-seeded SAIT Trojans (3-0-0) on Friday, October 8 at 4 p.m. After this game, the King will have one game to play against the Medicine Hat College Rattlers (1-2-0).
The top six teams from each division will advance to the playoffs.
Cross Country Grand Prix # 2 – Saturday October 2
Competing with the top runners from the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference (ACAC), the Red Deer Polytechnic long-distance running team has proven itself to be a force to be reckoned with in 2021.
In Running Room Grand Prix 2, the Kings and Queens of Red Deer Polytechnic won the Combined Team Trophy, which was awarded to the best three times from each team.
As separate teams, the RDP Kings finished second and Queens sealed third. The Kings’ exceptional effort was all the more important given that they were without the services of talented student-athlete Daniel Szucs.
The Red Deer Polytechnic Kings and Lethbridge College Kodiaks were tied for first with 40 team points, but the Kodiaks edged the Kings in a tiebreaker. The fourth runner from Lethbridge College finished one position ahead of the fourth from Red Deer Polytechnic.
The SAIT Trojans men’s team finished third (52 points).
Red Deer Devin Saunders (29:52) led the way for the Kings over 8 km, finishing sixth among the ACAC male riders. Maskwacis freshman-athlete Jayden Wildcat (29:52) had another impressive run, trailing Saunders by a hair’s breadth for seventh. Ethan Duret of Red Deer (31:08), a freshman in the Bachelor of Commerce, was 11th in the ACAC men’s. Axsivier Lawrence (33:26) finished 16th in the conference.
Leonard Chesoo of Concordia University (26:02) finished first, eclipsing second Yahye Jama (27:37) of SAIT by one minute thirty-five seconds. Chesoo’s teammate Brandon Toal (28:01) was third.
Year one Jenica Swartz (25:36) set the pace for Queens, placing second among ACAC runners. Swartz had a terrific weekend competing for Red Deer Polytechnic Athletics. Swartz set the ACAC women’s soccer goal scoring record on Friday with 11 goals in one game.
Then, after running 6 km on Saturday, she joined the Red Deer Polytechnic Queens soccer team for the second half in their 8-1 win over the University of Alberta Augustana Vikings. RDP’s Justine Larson (27:17) was seventh in the ACAC. Bachelor of Nursing student Captain Lauren Pasiuk (28:41) was 14th and her teammate Myah Cota (28:57) followed in 15th.
The Concordia University Women’s Thunder team solidified first with 29 team points. The University of Alberta Augustana Vikings finished second (32 points). The RDP Queens accumulated 38 points in a third-place effort.
Augustana’s Reese Bendiksen (24:39) led the ACAC women. After Swartz, Maria Fox of St. Mary’s University (25:53) took third place.
St. Mary’s University will host the Running Room Grand Prix 3 on Saturday, October 16 at 2:00 p.m.