RDC Queens edge Ambrose Lions

RDC Queens edge Ambrose Lions

Red Deer, AB – After the RDC Queens went up by two goals in the first half, the Lions made things interesting in the latter stages. Ambrose University scored with time winding down, but couldn't add the equalizer and the Queens wrapped up a 2-1 home decision.

The Red Deer College Queens connected early at RDC Main Field. RDC Business Administration student Ashley Thomson located Natalie Frenette, who accelerated her pace. Then Frenette, a second-year midfielder, maneuvered past a Lions defender and found the corner behind goalkeeper Janelle Reimer in the 7th minute.

The Queens controlled the ball and with four minutes left in the half, they went up by a pair. Queens leading goal scorer Alisha Coules applied pressure and eventually set up Ashley Thomson, who made no mistake for a 2-0 edge.

Over 45 minutes, the Queens recorded six shots on Reimer. RDC second-year goalkeeper Alethea Riemer turned aside one attempt.

The Lions created a few more chances in the latter half. After one shot just sailed over the crossbar, Lions fourth-year midfielder Emily Hintz made some nice moves in the offensive zone and sent a pass out front of the Queens' net, but a teammate couldn't quite convert. The Lions' determination was eventually rewarded. In the 88th minute, Ambrose University Biology student Meg Buchanan found space behind Riemer to pull within one. Time was the enemy for the Lions and the Queens solidified a 2-1 home win.

Stettler's Alisha Coules was recognized as the Collegiate Sports Medicine Queens Player-of-the-Game. Calgary's Emily Hintz received the award for the Lions.

Alethea Riemer finished with eight saves and Janelle Reimer had four.

On Sunday, October 13, the Queens (4-4-0) will take on the Broncos (5-2-1) in Olds. The Ambrose University Lions (0-7-0) and SAIT Trojans (2-3-2) will meet on Friday, October 11 at 4:00 p.m.