Varsity Update - November 3, 2008
The Mohawk men’s volleyball team came home from the Humber Cup Volleyball Tournament in Etobicoke November 1 with the gold medal. The Mountaineers, who finished pool play with a record of 8-2, just one game back of Algonquin, downed Seneca 25-20, 25-18 in the semi finals, before sweeping Algonquin 25-21, 25-20 in the championship match. Steve Pawelczyk of Mohawk was named the tournament MVP, while Ian Cameron made the All-Star Team.Women’s Volleyball
The Mohawk women’s volleyball squad captured the silver medal at the Humber Cup in Etobicoke November 1. The Mountaineers wound up 7-3 in pool play, while Humber rolled to a perfect 10-0 in the preliminaries and Nipissing was 9-1.
The Mountaineers went out and downed Nipissing 25-19, 25-11 in the semis, before losing a heartbreaker to Humber in the final. The scores were 25-22, 16-25, 13-15. Mohawk’s Kellie Crnic and Rachel VanHartingsveldt were named to the tourney All-Star Team.
They beat them by 40 points in the regular season, but Mohawk’s rugby team fell to the Fleming College Knights of Peterborough, in semi final play November 1 in the Liftlock City. The Knights downed the Mountaineers 26-7 to advance to the OCAA gold medal match against Humber at Fletcher’s Fields in Markham Saturday (Nov. 8). Mohawk coach Alex Paris said his team simply didn’t play well and the big problem was the lack of tackling. Pavel Palma got the lone try for the Mountaineers. It was converted by James Cumpson. The Humber Hawks whipped Seneca Sting 46-10 in their semi. Mohawk will meet Seneca for the bronze medal at 10:30 am Saturday, with the Humber-Fleming title match at noon.
The St. Clair Saints came marching into town November 1 and defeated the Mountaineers 82-77 in OCAA basketball at the Fennell Gym. David Korencic scored 23 points for the 2-1 Saints, who led 39-34 at the half. Ricky Heath (Glendale) paced the Mountaineers (1-1) with 23 points. Alen Beader (Glendale) had 12 and Dwayne Secord (Cathedral) added 10.Women’s Basketball
St. Clair Saints jumped out to a 35-10 half time lead and went on to defeat the Mohawk Mountaineers 59-37 in women’s basketball action at the Fennell Gym November 1. Jenae Grayer scored 16 points for the 3-0 Saints. Tracy Lehane (Cambridge Southwood) led the Mountaineers with 10 points. Mohawk’s record slipped to 1-1.