June 24th, 2024

Kodiaks win ACAC bronze


By Lethbridge Herald on October 31, 2022.

Herald Photo by Justin Seward Lethbridge College Kodiaks’ Montanna Rousselle celebrates scoring the team’s second goal of the game during the bronze medal match against the NAIT Ooks on Sunday in Raymond.

By Justin Seward

Lethbridge Herald

The Lethbridge College Kodiaks women’s soccer team blanked the NAIT Ooks 2-0 to claim the bronze medal at the  Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference Soccer Championships in Raymond.

The teams were entrenched in a 0-0 battle heading into the second half before LC’s Kaleigh Stock found the back of the net in the 67th minute to give the home team a 1-0 lead.

Montanna Rousselle capitalized on NAIT’s goal keeper  mishandling the ball in the 83rd minute to preserve the victory for the Kodiaks.

“It feels really good,” said Stock, on her Player of the Game nod.

“It’s my first one. It’s really exciting. I kind of feel like I’m in a dream right now. It’s just super special to get Player of the Game and win the bronze medal all at once. So I’m really lucky.”

Stock felt the girls came with a lot of motivation to win a medal.

“You know it’s our house and we had to bring it home today,” said Stock.

“I think we did a good job of that. The wind kind of set us back a little  bit. But I think our work ethic and how bad we wanted it just really helped out and we pulled through today.”

In Stock’s view, it was special to host the championships.

“It’s something that not a lot of people get to do and we’re so lucky to play this sport and to be able to host it  here and hope one day we can do nationals here ,” said Stock.

“That would be really special for our college and athletic program.”

Head coach Sean Carey said it feels good.

“We had a goal this year to go  to a nationals and we fell just short yesterday,” said Carey.

“But you know what, the girls rebounded really well today. And these bronze medal games are always tough … NAIT played us really hard today,and that’s that sixth game in seven days and kudos for them to give everything right until the end there. We got a couple of breaks there for the goals snd the girls stuck with it.”

The King’s University Eagles beat Keyano Huskies 1-0 in the men’s bronze medal game.

Red Deer Polytechnic booked their trip to nationals after beating Concordia University Edmonton in the gold medal match on the women’s side.

SAIT beat NAIT 3-1 in the men’s gold medal match and will also go to nationals. 

Cross Country

Both Kodiaks cross country teams had strong showings at the ACAC  championship in Edmonton.

The men’s side finished third overall behind Red Deer Polytechnic and SAIT, while the women came in sixth.

Women’s runner Maria Boix-Frias finished in ninth place in the ACAC Grand Prix rankings and Cooper Williams finished seventh overall on the men’s side.

Williams made the All-Conference team.

Both teams will now prepare for CCAA Cross-Country Running Championships in Medicine Hat in two weeks’ time.

Basketball

The Kodiaks basketball teams won three of four games in Briercrest over the weekend.

The men won 103-69 on Friday and 92-67 on Saturday. As for the women’s team, they opened with a 48-46 loss on Friday and rebounded with a 71-56 win on Saturday.

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