Roberts and Lynch share shutout
After dropping their first two games of the season, the Mohawk women’s soccer team has won two straight.
Last Friday the Mountaineers got a first half goal from Shari Leavitt (Mississauga) and a second half marker from Rachelle DeJong (Ancaster), in a 2-0 victory over Lambton.
Nicole Roberts (Ancaster) and Jenn Lynch (Caledonia) shared the shutout.
The Mountaineers improved to 2-2, the next day, with a soggy 4-0 win over St. Clair.
DeJong and Marie-Pier Schleichkorn (Burlington), with a brilliant free kick, scored in the first half. It stayed 2-0 until two late penalties with Leavitt and Emily Willrich (Hamilton) each scoring.
Roberts got the shutout.
Also last Friday, the men’s soccer team scored twice in each half in a 4-0 whitewash of Lambton.
Mark Sannzzaros (Hamilton) dribbled along the byline before feeding scorer Patryk Korbut (Barrie).
Anthony Halm (Brampton) doubled the count on a penalty.
In the second half, Korbut’s drive deflected into the Lambton net. Venroy Baird (Hamilton) then scored in stoppage time.
Taylor Robertson (Burlington) registered the shutout.
The next night saw a wet and wild contest against St.Clair.
The Saints led 4-0 early in the second half when the Mohawk struck for three goals in four minutes.
Halm got two and Stefan Radoman (Hamilton) notched one, but St. Clair held on for a 4-3 decision.
Mohawk slipped to 2-2.
The women’s fastball team remained winless after 10-4 and 6-3 defeats by Seneca in North York on Sept. 17.
Niki Grover (Hamilton) suffered the loss.
Jenn Van Dyk (Grand Valley) drove in three runs.
In game two, Laura Chappel (Saffa) was tagged with the loss.
The Durham Lords crushed the Mountaineers 23-2 last Friday.
Chappel was charged with the loss.
Three days later Mohawk dropped a 7-1 home decision to Seneca.
Chappel lost, as Mohawk slumped to 0-7.
Mohawk’s rugby teams saw their records fall to 0-2 on Sunday at Sheridan.
The Bruins, playing their first games of the season, scored a 22-0 win over the Mountaineer men and won 20-12 in women’s play.
Tabitha Fair scored twice with two strong, individual runs through the Sheridan defence.
Rachel Trabucco converted one of the tries.
The cross country teams had a good day at the Fanshawe Invitational on Saturday.
In the men’s eight kilometre event, Jessie Wilcox was seventh in 28:13, while Kevin Patterson came in ninth (28:27), Hassan Ishaq was 27th (30:04) and Hannes Louw finished 37th (31:04).
Clint Smith of Fanshawe won, timed in 25:59.
His college also won the men’s team title.
In the women’s 5K race, newcomer Aimee Large was the top Mohawk runner, in 14th place (21:42).
Ashley Dewitt was 28th (23:16) and Kassandra O’Reilly was 31st (23:45). Kodi Morgan of St. Clair won in 20:00.
Humber took the women’s team crown.
Cameron Garon of Mohawk finished tied for fifth place, five shots off the pace, in Fanshawe’s golf tourney at the Forest City National club in London last Saturday.
Other Mohawk results: Mike Rizzetto (76), Brendan Lewis (82), Jair Saenz (82), Eric Stuebing (83). Mohawk also had two alternates playing.
Charlie Steele carded 84 and Kevin Gee shot 88.
Mohawk’s lone woman, Jessica Fell, scored 113.
Two days later at Hunters Pointe in Welland, the Mohawk men finished tied for seventh place in the team event.
Rizetto carded 78, one stroke ahead of Garon.
Other scores were Saenz (82), Stuebing (85) and Lewis (101). Alternates’ scores included Rob Vachon (78), Gee (88) and Steele (89).
Fell shot 131.