Mountaineer men improve to 10-4
The Mohawk men’s volleyball team scored a 3-0 decision over the Cambrian Golden Shield of Sudbury, in Ontario Colleges Athletic Association volleyball at the David Braley Athletic and Recreation Centre last Friday.
Mohawk downed Cambrian 25-13, 25-21, 25-21.
Bryce Marcussen had 13 kills and one block.
The next afternoon, Mohawk played another Sudbury college, Boreal, and notched a fifth consecutive win, 25-18, 25-17, 25-19 over Les Viperes.
Mohawk, now 10-4, showed depth as the team went almost exclusively with their bench.
Jason Mueller had seven kills and three blocks.
The Mountaineer women swept Cambrian 25-16, 25-14, 28-26.
Chi Chi Chuks-Mady led the way with 11 kills, four aces and 12 digs.
The match with the Golden Shield was dedicated to Charlotte Huitema, a member of the Mohawk women’s team, who was in a car accident earlier in the week.
She was still recovering in St. Michael’s hospital in Toronto.
Both Mountaineer teams had Charlotte’s number 4 printed on their legs and the women wore purple ribbons, her favourite colour, in their hair.
At the conclusion of the match, Cambrian presented Mohawk a card for Charlotte and gave them cupcakes as well as white, orange and red hand made friendship bracelets.
The next afternoon Mohawk scored a 25-13, 25-15, 25-14 decision over Boreal.
It was the fourth straight sweep for the Mountaineers, who squared their record at 7-7. Kaylee Duncan had eight kills.
Following an arduous and snowy four-hour bus trip to Sault Ste Marie last Friday, the Mohawk women’s basketball team came off the bus to down the Sault College Cougars 74-38.
Poor road conditions delayed Mohawk’s and the game did not start until 9:15 p.m.
Stef Hrymak was the top gun with 16 points.
Due to the late night, the second game the next day against the Cougars was pushed back one hour and the Mountaineers upped their record to 10-4 with a 67-36 win.
Ally DeLorenzi had nine points.
Sole possession of second place will be on the line when Mohawk hosts St. Clair this Saturday at 6 p.m.
The Mohawk men also endured the stormy travel problems, but they too were able to get the job done twice against the Cougars.
Last Friday the Mountaineers had a solid 85-62 triumph.
Taylor Dowhaniuk notched a double-double with 12 points and 12 rebounds. He also had five blocks.
The game tipped off at 11:15 p.m. and ended at 1 a.m.
Mohawk capped their winning weekend with an 86-59 decision over the Sault.
Fennell scored 25 points and Cicuttini added 22 and had an incredible game on the boards with 28 of Mohawk’s 49 rebounds.
The result wasn’t as easy as the score indicated.
Mohawk was up only 60-53 to start the final quarter.