Men’s team upsets McMaster
The Mohawk College men’s basketball team hosts George Brown in exhibition action Thursday.
Tip-off at the new David Braley Athletic and Recreation Centre is 8 p.m.
The Mountaineers men’s team scored their first basketball win over McMaster Marauders.
It was a hard-fought 86-82 home pre-season triumph.
Matt Fennell had 23 points, eight rebounds and five steals.
Andrew Cicuttini scored 16 points and added 10 boards and five steals. Nathan McCarthy notched 22 points and 10 rebounds for Mac.
Mohawk also won the Vikings invitational in Kingston beating Georgian 100-77.
Fennell scored 26 points.
Taylor Dowhaniuk had 16 points, 10 rebounds and six blocks.
Earlier, Mohawk downed George Brown, Georgian and host St. Lawrence. Fennell was the tournament MVP. Dowhaniuk and Cicuttini were all-stars.
The Mohawk men made it to the final of a Fanshawe volleyball tourney, before bowing 2-1 to the host Falcons.
Mohawk’s Mark McFarland and Marcin Jedrzejewski were all-stars.
The Mountaineer women were 1-2 in pool play.
In the playoffs they beat Niagara, but lost to Fanshawe and to Georgian.
Still, they wound up in fourth place.
Chi Chi Chuks Mady was named an all-star.
The women’s soccer team blanked Redeemer 5-0.
Rachelle DeJong scored twice, with singles to Shari Leavitt, Pairge Dugay and Kaleigh Russell.
Jenn Lynch got the shutout as Mohawk advanced to a qualifying match with Conestoga Saturday at 1 p.m. in Kitchener.
In London, Mohawk scored first, but could not hold on and dropped a 2-1 decision to Fanshawe.
DeJong got the Mountaineer goal.
It was a very gritty effort, but the 1-1 men’s soccer draw with Redeemer meant the Royals advanced to the post season and the Mountaineers did not.
Mohawk, minus four suspended players, led 1-0 by the 10th minute on a great shot by Venroy ‘Junior’ Baird.
But in the 76th minute, Redeemer’s Zach Kingma pounced on a loose ball after a mix-up in the Mohawk area and equalized.
That’s all the Royals needed to advance to a qualifying game, while the Mountaineers bowed out.
Two days earlier in London, Mohawk lost 3-2 at Fanshawe.
They led 2-0 in the first half on a pair of Mark Sannzzaros goals.
But the Mountaineers received three red cards in the second half and Fanshawe came all the way back.
The Mohawk men’s team won Division 2 gold at the OCAA golf championships in Paris.
Mohawk’s top gun was Jair Saenz at seven over par 234, tied for 13th.
Other Mohawk scores:
Michael Rizzetto (235), Cameron Garon (243), Eric Stuebing (254) and Brendan Lewis (258).
Mohawk’s lone woman, Jessica Fell shot 335.
The women’s fastball team dropped to 0-12.
Unbeaten St. Clair took them 22-5 even though Nicole Leitch had a grand slam and Steph Duffin a solo shot.
The Saints also won the nightcap 16-1.
Still there was a very positive twist for the Mountaineers, who raised $361 for the Camp Trillium Foundation camp in Waterford, a retreat for children with cancer and their families.
The idea came from Mohawk’s Lindsey Rivet and ex-teammate Emma Lisson.
The next game Conestoga romped 8-1.
Becky Rabchuk drove in Mohawk’s lone run.
In 2009 the Mohawk men’s rugby team defeated Humber for the OCAA title and since then the Hawks have ruled the roost.
The three time defending champs blasted the 0-3 Mountaineers 103-0 for their third straight win.
Just like their male counterparts, the Humber women’s rugby team doesn’t show any mercy toward upstart opponents.
The Hawks blasted the 0-3 Mountaineers 91-5.
Reyanna Sangestinio got the Mohawk try, the first allowed by Humber this season.
The Mohawk men’s cross country team finished fourth at Humber in a final tune-up for the OCAA championships Oct. 26 in Ancaster.
Jessie Wilcox finished seventh in 27:55. Kevin Patterson clocked 28:28, good for 12th place.
Other Mohawk results: Hassan Ishaq (32nd) 29:54, Ryan Gagnon (35th) 30:29, Hassan Louw (46th) 32:13, Riley Kolisnyk (68th) 35:05 and Aaron Downie (81st) 27:10
For the women, Mohawk’s Aimee Large finished 13th in 21:55, Ashley Dewitt was 24th in 22:34 and Kassandra O’Reilly was 31st in 23:08.