The Red River College Rebels seem to be peaking at the right time heading into playoffs, after a strong 3-1 (25-16,22-25,25-20,25-23) win over the University of St.Boniface “Les Rouges”. Other than a slight blip in the second set, the Rebels were firing on all cylinders, running a quick attack, while also getting key blocks for their defensive game. Les Rouges were up to the challenge, showing a lot of passion and moxie on the court, but they were outgunned by the Rebels, and could only hang on for so long.
“CUSB always elevates their game when it comes to playing against us and tonight was no different, said Co-Coach Dylan Power. They worked hard out there making our guys really have to earn this victory. It’s rewarding seeing things begin to come together, we’re going to continue pushing until we achieve greatness.”
With the win, the Rebels clinch second place in the MCAC league standings and will face the CMU Blazers in a semi-final. The Rebels defeated CMU the previous night, so they must feel good about the match-up.
The Women’s Rebels again were short staffed tonight with only six players, but they still put up a tough fight only to come up short to Les Rouge, 3-1(21-25,20-25,25-23,25-10). The team falls to 3-15 on the year, and will not make the postseason.
Both Rebels teams end their regular seasons with a pair of games each against ACC, Saturday February 22 at the North Gym, with the first game starting at 12:00PM.