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Rebels Ty Loewen Named MCAC Men’s Volleyball MVP

February 21, 2015

As today’s Final Fours got underway, the Manitoba Colleges Athletic Conference revealed its All-Conference Teams and Most Valuable Players in both men and women’s volleyball to fans, players, and coaches at Assiniboine Community College.

The selections were based on votes by the member schools’ coaches and are listed below:

Men’s Volleyball

Most Valuable Player – Ty Loewen, Red River College

Jean-Bocar Diallo – Université de Saint-Boniface
Matt Friesen – Providence University College
Erik Redekopp – Red River College
Joel Kliewer – Canadian Mennonite University
Kevin Bommersbach – Red River College
Jason Friesen – Canadian Mennonite University

Women’s Volleyball

Most Valuable Player – Shayna Staerk, Providence University College

Talia Paetsch – University of Winnipeg College
Katelyn Corbin – Providence University College
Lauren Toews – Providence University College
Hailey Hildebrand – University of Winnipeg College
Keisha-Mae Kaddu – Université de Saint-Boniface
Stephanie Willey – Assiniboine Community College

Story by Joey Traa-MCAC

MCAC Final Four Preview

February 20, 2015


After five months of match-points, clean-sweeps, and fifth-sets, the MCAC volleyball season will reach a conclusion this weekend in Brandon, Manitoba, as Assiniboine Community College hosts the 2015 Volleyball Final Fours.

In the women’s division, there’s a lot to be excited about as far as storylines go. Kicking off the day is the defending champion University of Winnipeg College Wesmen taking on Université de Saint-Boniface. The College Wesmen will be championship-or-bust this year after knocking off the undefeated Pilots in last year’s Final Fours, but face a solid Saint-Boniface team who has certainly earned the right to not be taken lightly.

The final women’s match of the day will see the host team from Assiniboine Community College look to ride their home crowd to success against the Providence Pilots. Providence has won the title four of the past five seasons, and would love nothing more than to avenge last season’s defeat, but the Cougars have some serious firepower at the net and will try to upset a Pilots team who have only lost once this season.

On the men’s side, the Red River Rebels will try to keep their undefeated season alive against Université de Saint-Boniface. The Les Rouges are coming off big back-to-back victories against CMU and Providence, while the Rebels were mere points away from last year’s championship, and are itching to get back to the mountain once again.

In the final match of the day, the Providence/CMU rivalry will be sparked up once again as the Pilots and Blazers will fight for a birth in the finals. These two teams’ talents have shone in spurts this year, and whoever is able to peak at the perfect time will have a real shot at winning it all this season.

Below is the schedule for the Volleyball Final 4’s. Admission for this event is free for all ages. 

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Women’s Semi-final #1:                USB vs UW               12:00 pm
Men’s Semi-final #1:                     USB vs RRC                2:00 pm
Women’s Semi-final #2:               ACC vs PUC                 4:00 pm
Men’s Semi-final #2:                     PUC vs CMU                6:00 pm

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Women’s Championship:                 12:00 pm
Men’s Championship:                         2:00 pm

Before each Saturday match, the MCAC will hand out its All-Conference Team selections and regular season MVP awards to those athletes participating.

Story by Joey Traa-MCAC

Rebels Weekend Wrap-February 6-8

February 9, 2015

Chalk up another successful weekend for the Red River College Athletics program, with all six varsity teams in MCAC regular season action.

The Rebel’s men’s and women’s basketball teams finished their respective regular seasons on winning notes, sweeping a pair of games against Providence University College Friday night. The women Rebels defeated the Pilots 63-55, led by their sensational Freshmen backcourt, Susie Namgung (21 points) and Zeralynn Panesa (20 points). The Rebels finished the season with a sparking 13-2 record. The men’s team finished their season with a near perfect 14-1 record after defeating PUC in a high scoring game, 91-85. The Rebels had four players score in double figures, with Taylor Brown leading the way with 27 points.

Both Rebels teams finished first within the MCAC standings, and will be listed as the favorites going into the playoffs this weekend. The women will face the University of Winnipeg Wesmen in one semi at 4:00PM on Saturday, February 14th with the winner facing either the PUC Pilots or Canadian Mennonite University Blazers in the Championship Final, 2:00PM Sunday February 15th. The men will face the Blazers in their semi at 2:00PM on Saturday, with the winner facing either the Wesmen or Pilots on Sunday in the Championship Final at 4:00PM. All games will be held at CMU.

Rebels Men’s Volleyball continues to roll, defeating CMU at home Friday night 3-0 (25-10,25-23,25-20) and improved their perfect MCAC record to 15-0 on the season. The Rebels have already clinched first place for playoff seeding, and are peaking at the right time coming into the post season. The women Rebels also found themselves in the win column on Friday night, defeating the Blazers 3-2 (15-25,25-23,21-25,25-8,15-11). Both teams finish the regular season in Providence this Friday with the women’s game starting at 6:00PM.

The Rebels women’s futsal team entered the 2nd stage of the season with a perfect 3-0 record, and was able to remain unbeaten after defeating CMU 9-1 and drawing even with St.Boniface 3-3 and PUC 5-5. Elizabeth Codville led the Rebels with 5 goals on the weekend, including a hat trick against PUC, along with some steady goaltending by Brittany Loschiavo.

The men’s Rebels did not fare as well, dropping two lopsided games on Saturday, 8-3 to CMU and 13-2 to USB. They were able to recover on Sunday, defeating PUC 7-1, and improve their league record to 3-3. Both teams next head to Providence February 28-March 1 for the third stage of the MCAC season.

 

 

Rebels Weekend Wrap: January 30-31

January 31, 2015

The Rebels men’s volleyball team continued their dominant season Friday night at the North Gym defeating les Rouges from St. Boniface University 3-1(22-25, 25-14, 25-13, 28-26). With the win the Rebels improved their perfect MCAC league tally to 14-0, along with a sparkling 42-10 sets won record. The men’s team has clinched first place, and will begin their playoff run Saturday February 21st at Assiniboine Community College Brandon. Read More →

Rebels Weekend Wrap: Jan 23-25

January 26, 2015

All six Rebels sports teams were in action this weekend across the province proudly representing Red River College as student-athletes.

In basketball, the women’s team clinched first place in the MCAC with a 74-42 win over the University of Winnipeg Wesmen. The women’s record improves to 11-2 in league play. The men’s team suffered it’s first loss of the year, now with a 12-1 record, losing to the Wesmen 67-54. They had already clinched first place for the playoffs, which take place at Canadian Mennonite University February 14-15. Both teams next league matches occur Saturday January 31st at home against CMU starting at 6PM in the North Gym. Read More →

Rebels Men’s Volleyball Win Western Canadian Open

December 2, 2014

The Red River College Men’s team was dominant this past weekend in Moose Jaw Saskatchewan, winning every set played, en route to capturing the Western Canadian Volleyball Open.

The men’s team went a perfect 6-0 in round robin, defeating the St.Boniface Rouges, Saskatoon Amaruks, and Great Plains Sundogs two sets a piece. They then rolled through the playoff round defeating the Moose Jaw Panthers (25-21,25-15) the ACC Cougars (25-17,16) in the semis and the CMU Blazers (25-21,25-23) in the Championship Final. The Rebels Kevin Bommersbach was named Tournament MVP.

The women’s team did not fare as well, finishing their round robin in 4th place after losing to Prince Albert (17-25,25-21,15-7) ACC (24-26,13-25) and beating the Prairie Pilots (20-25, 25-22,18-16) and the Great Plains Sundogs (25-14,25-13). They were then eliminated in the quarterfinals by the eventual Tournament Champions St.Boniface Rouges (24-26,25-15).

Both teams return to MCAC league play Saturday January 10th at St.Boniface.

 

Rebels Weekend Wrap -November 7 – 9

November 10, 2014

Another busy weekend for Rebels Athletics with both men’s and women’s volleyball and basketball teams competing in multiple games.

The Rebels men’s basketball team remain undefeated in MCAC league play, first defeating the CMU Blazers 90-60 Friday night at the Loewen Athletic Centre. The men’s team followed up with a 73-54 win over the University of Winnipeg Wesmen Saturday night at the Duckworth Centre. Read More →