Mohawk Women Suffer Sudden Volleyball Tourney End

The Mohawk women’s volleyball team won 11 straight sets, but it turns out they needed 12 to reach the final of the Adidas Cup tournament at Durham College in Oshawa Saturday (Jan. 7).

And it didn’t happen.

The Mountaineers started the ball rolling Friday. They defeated Algonquin 25-21, 25-19, downed George Brown 25-15, 25-15 and whipped Fleming 25-12, 25-14.

Mohawk continued their winning ways on Saturday, topping Cambrian 25-17, 25-19 and beating Georgian 25-15, 25-21.

It appeared there might be no stopping the Mountaineer juggernaut, when they won the opening game of their semi final with Loyalist 25-19, but they finally lost a set, 25-22 to the Lancers from Belleville and it all came down to a deciding set in the best of three, where Loyalist squeezed out an 18-16 clincher. It was a heartbreaking end to an impressive showing over two days.

In the end, the host Durham Lords rained on Loyalist’s parade, with a 25-11, 25-14 final match victory.

Yvonne Mann was a Tourney All-Star for Mohawk, which resumes OCAA play January 13 at Cambrian.