The Mohawk women's volleyball team saw its OCAA regular season end with a defeat and will have to enter the playoffs on the road.
The Mountaineers lost a heartbreaker in five sets to the Humber Hawks, Saturday (Feb. 9) at the DBARC. The 22-25, 25-18, 25-27, 25-18, 12-15 decision for the Hawks ended Mohawk's seven match win streak. The two teams entered the match with identical 13-4 records.
Jessica Heidbuurt led the Mountaineers with 14 kills. Jennifer Knowles had 13 kills and 22 assists and Amanda Kuiper collected 10 kills and 26 assists. Holly Clarke had 20 digs.
Julie Watson had 19 kills for Humber. Alex Bartman had 30 assists.
Mohawk head coach Matt Schnarr said it was weird. "We put a real focus on the veteran players, in terms of making it an experience they'll never forget. We played afraid to lose for the first time. (and during practice) we'll talk about our mindset going in."
With the defeat, Mohawk finished fourth in the West Division, with a 13-5 record. They will have to travel to Centennial College in Scarborough for a sudden death crossover playoff game with the Colts Saturday (Feb. 16) at 6:30 pm. Centennial wound up fourth in the East.
At stake will be a berth in the OCAA women's volleyball championship in Sudbury, February 22-24.