The Red River College Rebels volleyball and basketball teams opened league for the 2017-18 season on the road this past weekend with mixed results.
The women’s Rebel volleyball team started the season with a bang, defeating the defending MCAC champion CMU Blazers 3-2 (25-23, 27-25, 16-25, 14-25, 15-13) in their own gym.
Anika Gray led the Rebels with 7 service aces, passing average of 2.0, 23 digs and a kill efficiency rating of .273. Coach Dan McGregor on his second year player.”As co-captain of the team, Anika has taken on a leadership role and has led by example by starting the season with this outstanding performance. The above stats are an indication of Anika’s well-rounded game, which allows her to be a dynamic player in all 6 rotations. Her athleticism also allows her the ability to play multiple positions; leading into the season, she has played left side, right side and setter; a challenge that she has readily accepted and succeeded with.”
The men’s team was unable to complete the Blazer sweep, losing 3-0 (25-11, 25-15, 25-18) in their first game of the season. Both teams next face the PUC Pilots in Otterbourne on Thursday night, followed by their home opener, Saturday November 11th against Les Rouge from USB, women’s match starting at 6:00pm.
The Rebels women’s basketball also had a strong start to their season, heading down to Cass Lake, Minnesota and defeating the LLTC Lakers 67-52 on Saturday and 85-52 on Sunday to open up NIAC league play. Unfortunately the men’s team lost their two games to the Lakers, 96-64 and 102-65. Both teams host the Providence Pilots on Wednesday in their MCAC league home opener, with the opening tip of the women’s game at 6:00pm.