Redeemer Royals end semester on a high note

It was a great evening Thursday (Dec. 9) for the Redeemer Royals who swept through the Conestoga Condors in both men’s and women’s Ontario Colleges Athletic Association volleyball.

It was also a great night for Cancer Research as the Royals and their fans raised more than $800.00 in support of both breast cancer and prostate cancer.

Despite the game running on a Reading day for Redeemer students, exams looming (beginning Friday), and the Breast Cancer Event the previous night being canceled due to the weather in London, the turnout and support on Thursday was what was expected from the most dedicated and supportive fans in the OCAA. Fans showed up in numbers and were dressed in blue and pink. The night saw the women’s volleyball team run a bake sale during the men’s game, the volleyball teams warming up in blue and pink t-shirts, the men’s volleyball players making a team donation, t-shirts being sold, and a number of prizes raffled off.

The fans showed up and so did the Royals volleyball teams having little trouble picking up wins to finish off the semester. The Lady Royals won 3-0 with game scores 25-15, 25-15, and 25-16. Erika Straatsma led the Royals offensively with 11 total points off of an incredible 7 aces. Andrea Tiel and Karla Dykxhoorn each added 9 points. Amy Govan had a team high 4 points for the Condors while Danielle Pauze had 10 digs.

The men’s game saw much of the same as the Royals grabbed control from the beginning and never let go. Christian Vandergeest, David Klomps, Joshua Dykxhoorn, and Jon Vaags all finished with a team high 5 points. Matt Dicks had a game high 6 points for the Condors.

Both men’s and women’s games will be replayed Friday evening and throughout the weekend on Cable 14 Television. Check your digital cable guide for times!

The men’s team now enters the break tied for fourth in the West while the women sit tied for fifth. The Royals are back in action on Jan. 11 when both team travel to Sheridan College in a rematch of the Dec. 2 games.