Red Deer College Queens kick off ACAC championship with three-set sweep

The Red Deer College Queens complete a three-set sweep, 28-26, 25-20, 25-20 over the NAIT Ooks in the second game of the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference Women's Volleyball Championship at Lakeland College on Thursday afternoon.


The Queens (1-0) are looking to get back to the gold-medal game for the third time in the last four years while the Ooks returned to the eight-team championship for the first time since the 2014-15 season.


The Queens will face the Grande Prarie Regional College Wolves in one of two semifinal matches on Friday night. Game time is set for 6 p.m.


The Ooks will face the SAIT Trojans in the consolation round on Friday afternoon at 1 p.m.


Right side McKenna Bathel had 10 kills for the Queens (1-0) while teammate Miranda Dawe also chipped in with 10 kills.


Edmonton native Nelani Stang led the Ooks (0-1) with 12 kills while Karly Kupka and Joslyn Peters had nine kills each.


Stang was voted player of the game for the Queens and Jamie Bain was voted player of the game for the Ooks.