Volleyballers win seventh straight
The Mohawk men’s volleyball squad scored a big win at St. Clair last Friday.
Trevor McLaughlin had 19 kills as the Mountaineers beat the Saints 25-21, 14-25, 12-25, 25-20, 15-8.
The next day in London, the Mountaineers won 25-23, 25-20,13-25, 26-24 over Fanshawe. McLaughlin had another strong outing with 20 kills, two aces and one block.
With their seventh straight victory, the Mountaineers improved to 12-4.
The women’s team saw a four match win string snapped at St. Clair, bowing 26-28, 16-25, 25-20, 22-25.
Kirsten Bialachowski had 11 kills and 11 digs.
Then in London, Fanshawe beat Mohawk 25-18, 25-19, 25-17. Kristin VanHartingsveldt managed six kills, one block and five digs.
After the defeats, the Mountaineers were 7-9, with a post season berth still not assured.
The women’s basketball team won a 68-66 comeback thriller over St. Clair.
Mohawk were up 11-6 before the Saints went on a 23-0 run and took a 36-22 lead to the locker room.
But it was a much different Mohawk team in the second half.
A 13-2 run brought them back into the game and while they trailed 54-48 at three-quarter time a pair of three pointers by Jen Abella with less than two minutes to go put the locals up by four and they were able to hold on for their seventh win in a row.
That put their record at 11-4.
Stef Hrymak had a big game with 17 points.
The men’s cagers had a lethargic first half but ended up with a comfortable 90-71 decision over St. Clair.
Matt Fennell had another solid game with 36 points including five three-pointers.
The Mountaineers improved to 12-3, with their fourth straight win.
Mohawk rinks all had winning records in their final dress rehearsal for the upcoming OCAA Curling Championships as they competed in a bonspiel last Saturday in Fergus.
The event was split into two draws, with all three Mountaineer rinks playing three games in the early group, some against each other.
The mixed rink and the women’s foursome needed a draw to the button to decide a game tied 7-7 after the regulation six ends and the women came out on top.
The Mohawk men whipped a Fergus club team 6-3.
In the next round, Mohawk teams all scored wins over Fergus rinks.
The women won 7-4, the men 12-5 and the mixed team 6-3.
That left the Mountaineer women and men with 2-0 records and the mixed team at 1-1.
The mixed rink downed a Fergus foe 6-3, to complete their play and the women’s and men’s teams had to play off to determine their draw winner and the women scored an 8-3 victory.
The results were then combined with those from the later draw, with tie-breaking figured in and despite a 3-0 record, the Mountaineer women ended up second while the men were third at 2-1 and the mixed team wound up fifth, also at 2-1.
Mohawk College does not have an indoor team, but the women’s outdoor side acquitted themselves well in the Redeemer Royal Cup Indoor Soccer Tournament last Friday.
Mohawk lost a couple of close round robin games, 2-0 to Sheridan and 1-0 to Centennial, but scored two wins in consolation games, defeating George Brown 3-0 and Algoma 2-0.