The Red River College Rebels Men’s Volleyball team competed in the Concordia Thunder Men’s Volleyball Invitional Tournament January 2-4, 2014 at the Ralph King Athletic Centre in Edmonton, Alberta. The tournament featured teams from the ACAC (Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference) and was a chance for the men’s team to test themselves against strong competition, and prepare themselves for the second half of their MCAC (Manitoba) schedule.
The men finished with a 3-2 record for the tournament, opening against the host Concordia and winning 3-1 (25-18, 25-13,19-25.25-15). Co-Coach Dylan Power “We arrived Thursday evening and immediately had to drive to our game. Getting little warm up before playing our first match was less than ideal but the guys stepped up to the challenge. We went up two sets on Concordia with Zac Duncan in the middle leading the way. We dropped the third set, and then won the fourth with ease.”
“Friday we played against King’s College (Edmonton), they had a few notable players on their team that could really play. We lost the first set rather badly, then came back to win three straight. Kevin Bommersbach and Mitch Hendry both were subbed out during this match due to injury.”
The Rebels were able to overcome these injuries and defeat King’s 3-1 (14-25, 25-22, 25-21,25-16). The Rebels continued their strong play by defeating Lakeland College (West Vermillion, AB) 3-1 (20-25,25-17,25-17,25-18) Friday evening.
On Saturday, with injuries piling up, the Rebels were unable to keep up with the competition.
Power “On Saturday our first match was against Grand Prairie Regional College, we were point for point with them then until our starting Middle Jarrell Taylor Babb went down with a hand injury. We couldn’t recover from that and we lost 3-0 (25-13, 25-21, 25-16).
“Our second match Saturday was right after our first, against arguably the best team there – Medicine Hat College. With only two players left on our bench and many players out of position we struggled to take a set. We played them close and the guys on the court showed lots of determination and grit. Unfortunately at the end of the day it wasn’t enough and we fell three sets straight.” The Rebels dropped their final game 3-0 (25-14, 25-22,25-20)
Power finished on a positive note “It was exciting to see how our team and program here in Manitoba stacks up against the teams competing in the CCAA, the league we eventually hope to be a part of. This tournament showed us that not only can we play with these teams, but that we can be a serious contender.”
The Rebels Men’s and Women’s Volleyball teams start the second half of their MCAC seasons on the road at Providence College, Saturday January 11 at 6:00PM. Their first home games of 2014 happen Saturday January 18th, starting at 11:00AM when they host Assiniboine Community College (Brandon).
This past weekend in North Gym on Notre Dame campus, saw some terrific high school women’s basketball action has the Red River College Women’s Basketball team hosted their annual Rebels Invitational Tournament. The tournament featured 8 teams, four each for Junior Varsity and Varsity women’s. Grant Park came out victorious in both categories, finishing first in both round robin events. The tournament was well attended by friends and family of the teams, and is a fundraiser for the Women’s basketball program at Red River College.
Here are the following tournament scores:
Grant Park 36 SJR 20
Kelvin 56 St James 19
Grant Park 55 St James 13
SJR 30 Kelvin 23
Grant Park 37 Kelvin 41
SJR 42 St James 23
St James 33 Tec Voc 27
Grant Park 63 Maples 57
Maples 57 St.James 40
Grant Park 56 Tec Voc 36
Grant Park 45 St James 34
Maples 67 Tec Voc 33
After the final high school varsity game of the tournament, the Rebels then faced St.Boniface College in an exhibition game, where the Rebels cruised to a 61-34 victory. Brittany Adrian led the team with 15 points, while Celecia Luckwell added 10 points and Megan Neufeld chipped in with 12 points.
Red River College Athletics and Recreation Services offers Group Fitness Programs suited to all interests and fitness levels. Our highly trained and enthusiastic instructors will lead you through a fun and challenging workout suited to you.
Registered Programs For 2014 Winter Term
Boot Camps with Karly on Mondays and Friday from 11:05 to 11:50
Joga with Karly on Mondays from 12:05 to 12:50.
Yoga with Amanda on Mondays from 4:15 to 5:15.
Rapid Revolution Spin with Lesley on Tuesdays from 11:05 to 11:50 and Thursdays from 11:05 to 11:50.
Dynamic Core with Leslie on Tuesdays from 12:05 to 12:50 and Thursdays from 12:05 to 12:50.
Cardio Complete with Ming on Tuesdays from 4:00 to 4:45
Zumba with Kristen on Wednesdays from 4:30 to 5:30
Interval Training with Ming on Thursdays from 4:00 to 4:45
Stott Pilates with Karly on Fridays from 12:05 to 12:50
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Regular classes will start January 17th
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The Red River College Women’s Volleyball was unable to obtain a league win before the Christmas break losing 3-0 (19-25, 19-25, 18-25) to Providence University College, the lose drops the team to a 3-7 record while PUC improves to a perfect 8-0 in the MCAC.
“We had a gameplan again tonight which we were able to follow and found success in doing so. When we got away from our game plan is when we started to fall behind. Providence did exactly what we thought they would, they served tough and scored in transition for the most part of the night” stated Head Coach Chris MacLennan
“The girls again showed flashes of greatness with good serving, some excellent defense and some scrappy play to earn some tough points. Our group has been dealing with some injuries including our setter Wilma Oombash who will benefit from some time off over the Christmas break to heal up and get back to work in the New Year”.
The Rebels Men’s team fared much better, defeating PUC for the second time in a row in league play 3-1 (25-19,25-18,19-25,25-20). With the win, RRC goes into the Christmas break with a sparking 8-2 record.
Co-Head Coach Dylan Power on the victory “I was really impressed with the play of Greg Kuz with his offense and Jarrell Taylor-Babb with his strong blocking” Power also added “I’ve noticed growth in all of the players both on and off the court this first half. The guys battle through adversity and constantly push and challenge each other to better than previous attempts.”
The Women’s and Men’s Varsity Futsal team still has a few openings on the rosters.
The Varsity Futsal team plays in the Manitoba Colleges Athletic Association and the season is January to 15 March. Futsal is the international form of indoor soccer governed by FIFA. The MCAC Futsal league is the only sanctioned Futsal league in Manitoba. If you have a strong soccer background and are interested in playing this fast and exciting international sport, please contact:
Women’s Head Coach Doug Lawrie at email@example.com or 204-832-8452.
Men’s Head Coach Jordan Goetting at firstname.lastname@example.org or 204-218-0325
Reeling after a tough loss to USB on Wednesday night, the Rebels hit the court against a tough opponent in the undefeated Providence Pilots Friday night in Otterburne, MB. The Rebels came out strong and matched the Pilots point for point throughout the first set with some strong offensive work from Kaelyn Laurencelle and Hilaine Loeppky in the middle. Off of some tough serving from the Pilots, the Rebels dropped the first set 25-23. A slow start to the second set put Red River behind the eight ball early, but the girls showed some mental toughness and again, battled Providence in a hostile environment, only to drop the second set 25-19. The Rebels came out flying in the 3rd set, jumping out to leads of 13-8 and 20-16, but again were ousted by the Pilots in a tight 3rd set, 26-24.
Coach MacLennan added “this was probably our best match from start to finish that we have played so far this season. Although we took the loss tonight, we gained some important confidence and proved that we can play with the best in this league. We followed our game plan for the most part and were beaten by a very good team tonight, full credit goes to the players and coaches from Providence College. We will regroup, and prepare once again for a rematch next week in our house with the Pilots. I am proud of the way our team played tonight and am excited about the direction this group is going”.
The Rebels men’s volleyball team faired better, making quick work of the Pilots 3-0 ( (25-20, 25-8, 22-25, 25-18), they are currently in first place with a sparking 7-2 MCAC record.
The Red River Rebels women’s basketball team remains undefeated in MCAC league play after defeating the Canadian Mennonite University Blazers 75-47 at Red River College, on the Notre Dame Campus.
The Rebels benefitted from balanced scoring, with five player reaching double digits. Selamawit Andu led the way with 18 points and five rebounds. Brittany Adrian score 15 points with 11 boards, while Cassandra Oronez chipped with 12 points. Darcie Donald was the high scorer for CMU with 13 points.
Coach Jae Pangilinan on the victory. “We are really happy with tonight’s game, I thought the girls played tough.” He also added “Brittany Adrian had a great game, she was really strong on defense, and was always working hard.”
The Rebels go into the Christmas break in first place with a 4-0 record, while CMU slides to 2-2 on the season.
The Rebels men’s team completed the Red River swept over CMU with a 60-50 win. Cory Neufeld and Taylor Brown led the way with 17 points apiece while Evan Walker chipped in with 10. The Rebels imporved their MCAC record to a sparking 5-0 and first place in the confernce.
The Rebels womens volleyball team was in action on a stormy Wednesday night against the Universite de St. Boniface, where half the battle was just getting to the gym safely. With some delays, the Rebels hit the floor and played some scrappy volleyball to take the first set by a score of (25-23). The girls had to dig deep to pull out of the second set with another win and move ahead of Les Rouges up 2-0.
Coach MacLennan shared his sentiments after the match “We were not necessarily happy at all with the way we won the first two sets. Did we win the two sets? Yes, however the manner in which we came away with the lead was not indicative of the type of play we want to be playing, too many mental errors.”
Les Rouges came back in the 3rd set and took control right off the bat, racing out to a 10-5 lead, and taking the set 25-15. The Rebels dropped the fourth set 25-22, the match now tied up at 2-2. Moving into the 5th, the Rebels found themselves again in a tough situation, going down early, unable to stop the offence from St. Boniface. The tenacious group from Red River did not give in though, and fought back from a 7 point deficit, only to lose the 5th set 15-13.
Added Coach MacLennan “I hope we learned a valuable lesson tonight. We are a talented group, but need to couple that talent with hard work, attention to detail and commitment to finishing matches. We will get back on the court Friday against a very talented group in Providence College and continue to focus on improving our game”.
Following the women’s match, the Rebels men’s volleyball continued their winning ways defeating CUSB 3-0 (25-23, 28-26, 25-20). The Rebels record improves to 6-2 on the season, with their next game Friday night in Providence.
On a brisk Saturday night at Red River College, within the cozy confines of the Notre Dame Campus North Gym, the Red River Rebels Men’s and Women’s Volleyball teams swept a pair of matches over their rivals at Canadian Mennonite University.
The Rebel’s men’s team were unstoppable on Saturday night, cruising to a 3-0 (25-17, 25-21, 25-16) win over the Blazers. The Rebels were strong start to finish, never trailing in the match. Outside hitter Kevin Bommersbach led the team with 11 kills, while fellow Outside Hitter Mitchell Hendry also had a strong game with 9 kills.
“We are really pleased with the game tonight, our hard work in practice is starting to translate into the games.” said Co-Head Coach Dylan Power. “I think our game is slowly starting to round into form”.
The Rebels improve their MCAC record to 5-2 on the season.
It was also a successful night for the Women’s Rebels. The Women’s team improved their MCAC record to 3-4 on the season with a thrilling 3-2 ((26-24, 20-25, 17-25, 25-22, and 15-12 ) win over CMU. Head Coach Chris MacLennan was happy with the effort and attention to detail put forth by his group in the 5 set thriller, “After a solid week of training, we were prepared for a dog fight and thats exactly what we got. Countless times, the girls showed resiliency and relied on our game plan to help us climb back into sets and eventually our will to win served us well”.
Wilma Oombash had a break out game with 42 assists and 16 digs on the heels of some good passing and defence from libero Jen Forsythe who finished with 21 digs. The Rebels will look to continue their good work this week as they take on St. Boniface on Wednesday night at 6pm before traveling to Otterburne to take on the Pilots from Providence University College in a home and home before hitting the Christmas Break.
Rebels Setter Wilma Oombash directing the offense.
Setter Bobby Neufeld leading the Rebels attack
The Red River College Rebels women’s did not fair well at the North Gym on Notre Dame Campus tonight, losing 3-0 in sets to the University of Winnipeg Wesmen. The Rebels trailed the entire game losing each set, 25-17, 25-16, 25-20. The Women Rebels fall to 2-4 on the season in Manitoba Colleges Athletic Conference play. The Rebels men’s team showed more fight on this night however, losing 3-1 (25-27, 22-25, 26-24, 17-25) to the Wesmen in the second game of the evening. The Rebels were led on offense by hitters Zac Duncan and MCAC player of the week Kevin Bombersbach, and the gutsy effort of starting setter Bobby Neufeld (who was dealing with a previous practice injury, a facial laceration with stiches beside his right eye), but in the end fell to a talented Wesmen side..The Rebels men fall to 4-2 on the season in league, with both losses at the hand of U of Winnipeg.