After McMaster Marauders took four straight sets from his Mountaineers, Mohawk volleyball coach James Bradley was encouraged by the exhibition game.
“Mac is one of the best Canadian Interuniversity Sports teams in the country,” said Bradley, a one time Marauder assistant coach. “They have high level athletes, including junior national and provincial team members. The way we competed is certainly a step in itself.”
Mac plays in the Ontario University Athletics league and Mohawk competes in the Ontario Colleges Athletic Association
Bradley was also encouraged by the performance of “left side” player Jasmine Cull. of Ancaster. Cull attended Mohawk last year, but had to sit out the OCAA volleyball season after transferring from Loyalist College in Belleville. In Friday’s preseason game at Mac’s Burridge Gym, Cull had an incredible 35 points from 23 kills, 5 stuff blocks and seven aces. Bradley said he had not previously coached a player who had that many points in a match.
Next up for Mohawk is the Fanshawe Invitational in London, Sept. 30 – Oct. 1.