Kings strike three times in second half, down visiting Lions

Kings strike three times in second half, down visiting Lions

Red Deer, AB – After a scoreless opening half, the Red Deer College Kings struck three times over the final 45 minutes en route to a 3-0 shutout win over the visiting Ambrose University Lions. 

The RDC Kings had several opportunities in the first half but they couldn't capitalize. Lions goalkeeper Matthew Stacey was busy and the Ambrose University Business student made several key saves, shutting the door over 45 minutes.

The Kings started the second half with sustained pressure and it eventually paid off. In the 63rd minute, RDC Bachelor of Science student Nathan Swartz was well-positioned in front and broke the scoreless deadlock. Third-year Kings defender Matthew Elphick had the lone assist.

Twelve minutes later, Pedro Humberto Mourao Neto scored back-to-back markers for RDC. Nathan Swartz set up the Kings' second tally. Matthew Hamonic created the third goal with some creative offensive moves before Neto finished the play for a 3-0 victory.

Red Deer's Kristofer Grobmeier was named the Collegiate Sports Medicine Kings Player-of-the-Game. Calgary's Matthew Stacey was selected for the Lions.

Stacey made 16 saves. Kings goalkeeper Jacob Hamilton turned aside all three shots. 

Next, the Ambrose University Lions (0-7-0) will host the SAIT Trojans (5-1-1) on Friday, Oct. 11 at 6:00 p.m. The RDC Kings (6-1-1) will face the Olds College Broncos (3-5-0) on the road on Sunday, Oct. 13 at 2:00 p.m. in a Women's Cancer Awareness Game.