Rebels Split a Pair of Five Set Thrillers with CMU

February 13, 2014

Fans in the North Gym on Notre Dame Campus were treated to a couple of terrific five set matches Thursday night as the Red River College Rebels battled the Canadian Mennonite University Blazers.

First up were the women, with both teams looking for a win to secure the fourth and final playoff spot in the MCAC rankings. The Rebels were only able to field six players for the match, but gave a valiant effort, losing 3-2 (25-16, 24-26,25-10,18-25,12-15). With the loss the Rebels are eliminated from the playoffs, while CMU secures a spot.  CMU improves to a 7-12 record, while RRC falls to 3-12.

The Rebels men were able to gain some revenge for Red River College, beating CMU in another five set marathon 3-2 (22-25,25-22,16-25,25-13,17-15). The game showed to be quite a preview for a more than likely first round playoff match up. RRC sits in 2nd place with 12-5 mark, while CMU is in third with a 11-18 record.

Both Rebels teams are right back in action Friday night, Valentines Day, at the North Gym against St.Boniface University, with a 6:00PM start time.

Rebels and Pilots settle for a draw in MCAC Volleyball

February 7, 2014

 The Rebels Men’s Volleyball team made short work of the Providence University College Pilots tonight at Red River College, winning 3-0 (25-12,25-20,25-19), taking the match in less than an hour and a half. The Rebels looked sharp from the start, with left side Kevin Bommersbach and Zac Duncan leading the attack. With the win, the Rebels improve to 11-5 on the season, while the Pilots fall to 8-10.

The Rebels Women’s Volleyball team has struggled at times this season, but they put in a terrific effort tonight in the North Gym, taking the undefeated first place Pilots to five sets, losing a heart breaker 16-25,8-25,25-20,25-23,15-8. Middle Kaelyn Laurencelle and Outside Taylor Hedley both had terrific games for the Rebels, with Setter Wilma Oombash leading the attack. With the loss, the Rebels remain in fifth place with a 3-13 record. Both Rebels teams, host St.Boniface University next Thursday Feb.13 starting at 6:00PM.

Rebels Win a Pair Saturday Night Over CMU

February 1, 2014

 The Rebels Women’s Basketball team improved their perfect MCAC record to 9-0 with a 66-27 win over Canadian Mennonite University. The Rebels led from start to finish, leading by 21 at half. Sela Andu was the high scorer with 16 points and five rebounds, with Brittany Adrian (12 points, 7rebounds) and Megan Neufeld  (3 points, 12 rebounds) also had strong games. The high scorer for CMU was Kathleen Klippenstein with 11 points.

The men’s game was much closer, as the Rebels win a thriller, 84-81 in Overtime over the CMU Blazers. Taylor Brown had a great game, scoring 18 points, including two huge three pointers in overtime to seal the victory. Evan Walker also had a very strong game for the Rebels scoring a game high 24 points. With the win the Rebels improve to 8-2 on the season, and sit firmly in second place, a game behind the University of Winnipeg.

Rebels Volleyball Teams Struggle with Wesmen

February 1, 2014

 

It was a tough night at the North Gym on Notre Dame Campus with the Men’s and Women’s Rebels Volleyball teams both on the losing end against the University of Winnipeg Wesmen.

The Women’s team ran up against a tough opponent in the #2 ranked Wesmen (14-2 league record), losing 3-0 (18-25, 17-25, 22-25), dropping their record to 3-10 and fifth place in the MCAC. The Men’s team fared slightly better, losing a close 3-1 contest (25-22, 23-25, 22-25, 18-25). Their record falls to 9-5, good for second place. The first place Wesmen sit atop with a sparking 13-3 win/loss record.

Both Rebel teams are in action tomorrow night against USB, at St. Boniface College, starting at 6:00PM.

Rebels Futsal Teams Look Strong after First Stage of MCAC Play

January 25, 2014

The Rebels Women’s Futsal team came into this weekend hoping for a strong showing, and that is what they delivered. The Rebels finished with a 2-1 record, including an impressive 8-1 victory over St.Boniface College Saturday night. The team had defeated CMU 7-3 Friday night, and lost a close one to ACC 2-1 on Saturday morning.

Coach Doug Lawrie “I was very pleased with the play of the team, deep or short bench in all three games. The players worked hard, executing the system we;ve been working on in pre-season game and practices very well. Special mentions must be made to Chelsea Laham who scored 10 goals in three games and our two goalkeepers, Amy Reimer and Brittany Postnikoff, they really stepped up this weekend.”

The Rebels Men’s team also found some success this weekend, finishing with a 1-2 record. After losing their first game 3-1 to CMU Friday night, they were able to rebound with a 3-2 win over ACC Saturday afternoon. They finished with a 3-0 lost to USB Saturday evening.

Five MCAC schools participated in the 1st stage of the season (RRC, CMU, Providence University College, St.Boniface College and Assiniboine Community College). The season consists of three tournaments, finishing with championship weekend, March 15-16 at CMU.

First Stage – January 24-25
Red RIver College

Day Time Home Away Gender Results
Friday 5:30 p.m. RRC CMU Women  W RRC 7-3
Friday 6:40 p.m. RRC CMU Men  W CMU 3-1
Friday 7:50 p.m. USB PUC Women  W PUC 9-2
Friday 9:00 p.m. USB PUC Men  W PUC 5-3
Saturday 10:00 a.m. CMU PUC Women  W PUC 8-0
Saturday 11:10 a.m. CMU PUC Men  W CMU 4-0
Saturday 12:20 p.m. ACC RRC Women  W ACC 2-1
Saturday 1:30 p.m. ACC RRC Men  W RRC 3-2
Saturday 2:40 p.m. USB CMU Women  W CMU 4-1
Saturday 3:50 p.m. USB CMU Men  W USB 3-2
Saturday 5:00 p.m. PUC ACC Women  W PUC 7-1
Saturday 6:10 p.m. PUC ACC Men  W PUC 7-3
Saturday 7:20 p.m. RRC USB Women  W RRC  8-1
Saturday 8:30 p.m. RRC USB Men  W USB 3-0

Rebels Start Futsal Season With a Split against CMU

January 24, 2014

The Red River College Men’s and Women’s Futsal teams opened their regular season’s with games against Canadian Mennonite University tonight in the North Gym on the Notre Dame Campus in the 1st Stage of the MCAC Copa de la Paz Futsal Tournament.

In the women’s home opener, they easily defeated the Blazers by a 7-3 margin. Chelsea Laham led the way with 5 goals, with Lisa Hayes and Leah Single each chipping in with a goal. The men’s team did not fair as well, with the Rebels dropping a close 3-1 game. Sheriff Lawall scored the only goal for the men.

Five MCAC schools are participating in the 1st stage of the season (RRC, CMU, Providence University College, St.Boniface College and Assiniboine Community College). The season conists of three tournaments, finishing with championship weekend, March 15-16 at CMU.

Friday Night Results

Day Time Home Away Gender Results
Friday 5:30 p.m. RRC CMU Women  W RRC 7-3
Friday 6:40 p.m. RRC CMU Men  W CMU 3-1
Friday 7:50 p.m. USB PUC Women  W PUC 9-2
Friday 9:00 p.m. USB PUC Men  W PUC 5-3

Friday Night Results

 

Rebels Women’s Basketball Win Big on Sunday

January 19, 2014

The Red River College Rebels Women’s Basketball team kept their MCAC regular season record perfect, improving to 6-0 with a 67-64 victory over Providence University College {Pilots.

The game was close to start, with the Rebels only leading by six at half, 30-24. In the second half, with some offensive adjustments, the Rebels were able to get better shot selection, and were able to run away with the game and coast in the fourth quarter.

Sela Andu led all scorers with 18 points, while Brittany Adnan and Cassy Ordonez scored 16 and 14 points respectively. Karmealia Turner was the high scorer for PUC with 18 points.

The team next travels to CMU, for a 7:00pm game Saturday night, January 25th.

Rebel’s Women’s Basketball Win Two in Toronto

January 14, 2014

The Red River College Rebels Women’s Basketball team completed their annual holiday travel trip by winninng a pair of games against college teams in Toronto, Ontario.

The Rebels won their first contest in convincing fashion over Fleming College  60-34 . Cece Luckwell poured in a game high 20pts, with adding Brittany Adrian 7pts, 9 rebs, 4 stls, and Cassy Ordonez chipping in with 12pts.

 In a much closer second game RRC defeated George Brown College 53-52. Cece Luckwell again had the game high 17pts & 7rebs, while  Brittany Adrian’s 7pts, 9 rebs, 4 stls (identical to Fleming game) helping pace the Rebels. Cassy Ordonez (10pts, 3 rebs, 4 stls) and  Danica Reimer (8pts, 4 rebs, 6 stls) also had strong games.

The Rebels start their second half MCAC schedule against Providence Universtiy College on Sunday January 19th at 2:00PM at RRC, Notre Dame Campus, North Gym.

 

Rebels Men’s Volleyball Find Success in Alberta Over Christmas Break

January 8, 2014

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).

Rebels Women’s Basketball Host Successful Tournament: Finish with a Win

December 17, 2013

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:

Junior Varsity
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

Varsity
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.