Soccer home opener goes today
The Mohawk men’s soccer team opened the Ontario Colleges Athletic Association regular season with a 3-1 loss at Humber Sept. 10. The Mountaineers’ goal was scored by Aleksandar Mitic.
Four days later, Mohawk trailed by two early, before Patryk Korbut scored a hat trick including the winner four minutes from time in a 3-2 victory at Conestoga.
The Mountaineers home opener is set for today (Friday) at Redeemer Sports Complex versus Lambton at 6:30 p.m.
Tomorrow the men play St. Clair at 7 p.m.
It was only game one, but three time defending champion Humber served notice they will be bidding to win another women’s soccer crown in 2013.
The Hawks whitewashed visiting Mohawk 6-0 Sept. 11.
Three days later, the Mountaineers led early, but lost 2-1 at Conestoga.
Rookie Megan Schuurman put Mohawk up 1-0 at 16 minutes, but two second half tallies by the Condors, including one in the 86th minute, gave the home side the win.
Mohawk hosts Lambton at Redeemer today at 4:30 p.m. and are also home to St. Clair on Saturday at 5 p.m.
Defense was the story as reigning women’s fastball champions Humber whipped visiting Mohawk 10-3 in the regular season curtain raiser on Sept. 10.
Rookie Mohawk hurler Niki Grover was victimized by six errors.
Veteran Stephanie Duffin went 3-for-4 at the plate for the Mountaineers, while newcomer Becky Rabchuk was 2-for-3.
Last Friday the Mountaineers dropped a pair to Conestoga at Mohawk Sports Park.
The visitors from Kitchener broke open a close game with a seven-run seventh inning, and a 14-6 victory.
Grover was tagged with the defeat.
Duffin was 3-for-4 with a homer for the Mountaineers.
In the nightcap, Conestoga got all their runs in the first three innings of an 8-0 victory.
Laura Chappel was the losing pitcher.
Jennifer VanDyk and Rabchuk each had a pair of hits for Mohawk.
Mohawk’s rugby teams had a tough opening day last Saturday at Mohawk Sports Park.
Seneca whipped the Mountaineers 37-7.
Mohawk’s try by Reyanna Sangestino and conversion from Rachel Trabucco were the last plays of the game.
The Mountaineer women visit Sheridan on Sunday at 1 p.m.
Meantime, the Mohawk men scored early and late, but the problem was what the Georgian Grizzlies did in-between.
The Mountaineers got a try from Billy Gemmell in the first minute to take a 5-0 lead.
However it was all Georgian from that point on, as they romped 67-12.
The Mountaineers finished on a positive note as rookie T.J. Cole got a late try, converted by second year man Mark Sheridan.
The Mountaineer men visit Sheridan on Sunday at 3 p.m.