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Rebels Volleyball Split with Providence University College

December 5, 2013

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.”

 

 

Rebels Women’s Volleyball Fall to Providence

December 2, 2013

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.

Rebels Women’s Volleyball Lose Close Game to CUSB

November 28, 2013

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.

Rebels Volleyball Dominate on a Saturday Night

November 23, 2013

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 Volleyball Drop Two to U of Winnipeg

November 15, 2013

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Rebels Setter Wilma Oombash directing the offense.

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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.

Red River Rebels Split Volleyball Home Openers with USB

October 25, 2013

Tonight’s MCAC volleyball home openers for Red River College Rebels at the North Gym on the Notre Dame Campus saw mixed results. In the first game of the night, the Rebels women’s team lost to the University of St.Boniface in four sets: 20-25, 11-25, 25-23, and 25-18. The men’s team faired better against USB, winning a thrilling five set victory: 27-25, 17-25, 25-20, 22-25, and 15-9.

The Women’s rebels fall to 0-1 on the season, while the men’s team is a perfect 1-0. Both teams next game is at the Univeristy of Winnipeg on Sunday October 27th, with the women’s match starting at 6:00PM and the men’s following after.

Volleyball Home Opener

October 25, 2013

Bobby Neufeld

Bobby Neufeld

Rebels Men’s and Women’s Volleyball open up their season this Friday at home vs the Université de Saint-Boniface.  Action starts at 6pm with the Women’s game followed by the Men at 8pm

The reigning MCAC Champion Men’s team returns a number of players including Bobby Neufeld, Mitch Henry, Zac Duncan and Landon Loewen.  These returning players will be counted on to take a leadership role as the team enters the season with 2 new coaches in Erik Hansen and Dylan Power.  These Rebel Alumni will look to continue the strong tradition of winning volleyball with the Men’s program.

On the Women’s side new Coach Chris MacLennan looks to lead a mainly rookie squad into MCAC action this season.  The only returning player is Kaelyn Laurencelle who will be leaned onto to provide strong leadership to the group.  The team is coming off a second place finish in the PUC Pre-season tournament and will want to get out to a strong start in MCAC action.

Admission is free for RRC Students and Staff, with their College ID, and Children under 12.  Admission is $3 for all others.

 

Tryout for the Rebels

August 22, 2013

Sport is — and always has been — a part of your life. You’ve dedicated countless hours to practicing, improving and being part of a team. At Red River College, we value this dedication and understand the same effort you put into your game also plays a role in your success in the classroom.

As you begin your post-secondary education, you can prolong that passion by being part of the Red River College Rebels as we compete in the Manitoba Colleges Athletic Conference. Our women’s and men’s teams play home and away games with colleges throughout Manitoba. The success of our varsity teams is dependent on you, the student-athlete.

Being a part of the Rebels is about giving you a complete student experience as you take part in your studies. It’s about the thrill of competition, the pride of pulling on a jersey, and the friendships that will last a lifetime.

If you’re interested in pulling on our jersey and being a Rebel, then we want to see you out at one of our upcoming tryouts, which are open to all RRC students.

Team Date Time Location
Soccer – Men’s August 26
August 27
August 28
5:30 to 7:30pm
5:30 to 7:30pm
5:30 to 7:30pm
Norm Konowalchuk Fields (Notre Dame Campus)
Soccer – Women’s August 26
August 27
August 28
5:30 to 7:30pm
5:30 to 7:30pm
5:30 to 7:30pm
Norm Konowalchuk Fields (Notre Dame Campus)
Basketball – Men’s September 3
September 4
7:00 to 9:00pm
8:00 to 10:00pm
North Gym on the Notre Dame Campus
Basketball – Women’s August 27
August 29
5:30-7:30
5:30-7:30
North Gym on the Notre Dame Campus
Volleyball – Men’s September 3
September 5
5:00 to 7:00pm
5:00 to 7:00pm
North Gym on the Notre Dame Campus
Volleyball –Women’s September 4
September 5
6:00 to 8:00pm
7:00 to 9:00pm
North Gym on the Notre Dame Campus

Can’t make tryouts?  Contact us to make alternate arrangements.

We encourage you to fill out the recruiting form at https://www.rrc.ca/index.php?pid=3306 prior to attending tryouts.

Interested students should bring their student IDs, proof of health insurance, and appropriate sport clothing to tryouts.

For more information, contact Shane Ray at shray@rrc.ca or 204.632.3030.

Chris MacLennan will join the Rebels as Head Coach for Women’s Volleyball

August 20, 2013

RED RIVER COLLEGE REBELS ANNOUNCE NEW ADDITION TO COACHING STAFF

Chris MacLennan will join the Rebels as Head Coach for women’s volleyball

For Immediate Release — August 20, 2013

WINNIPEG, MB — Red River College (RRC) is pleased to announce the hiring of Chris MacLennan, Head Coach for the Rebels Women’s Volleyball team.

“Chris will be a great addition to the coaching staff here at RRC, and the athletes who are part of the program will have the opportunity to learn and play for an excellent coach,” said Shane Ray, manager of athletics and recreation services for Red River College.

MacLennan, a Level 2 NCCP (National Coaching Certification Program) coach, starts his first season at RRC after having established himself in Ontario with the Maverick Volleyball Club in Ottawa, then moving on to work as an assistant coach at joining Lakehead University, as their assistant coach during the 2011-12 campaign.

He also coached with the Shock Volleyball Club in Winnipeg over the past year, and led Team Manitoba at the National Team Challenge Cup in July. His proven success at the club, provincial and post-secondary level will be an asset to the program here at Red River College.

“I am very excited to begin training this season, and will look to put together an excellent group with some of the returning players in combination with some new talent entering the gym this year” said MacLennan.  “We will look to improve upon the established success of this program — this year and moving forward.”

The Red River Rebels are the varsity sport teams of Red River College, and compete in the Manitoba College Athletic Conference (MCAC). The College fields men and womens teams in basketball, futsal, soccer and volleyball.

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For more information:

Shane Ray

Manager, Athletics and Recreation

204.632.3030 (w); 204.941.1722 (c)

shray@rrc.ca