Mohawk volleyball teams clean up at Fanshawe invitational

Mohawk College captured both the men’s and women’s crowns at an invitational volleyball tournament at Fanshawe College in London over the weekend. The men did not lose a set, sweeping all five opponents in two straight games.

In pool play, the Mountaineers defeated Seneca, Cambrian, and Loyalist, then went on to take two straight from Seneca in the semi final before besting host Fanshawe 2-0 in the final.

Mohawk’s Peter Sniuolis was the MVP of the tournament, while teammates Jasmine Cull and Kevin Watson, were named all-stars.

Head coach James Bradley said his team started a bit slowly, defeating the University of Waterloo four sets to one on Friday and were definitely tired to start tourney play the next morning. But he added it was a good thing for the team as it’ll be a situation they’ll face later in the season. He noted his team got better as the tournament wore on.

The men have another tournament coming up Oct. 20-21 at Durham.

The women were victorious in their first tourney of the year. In the prelims the Mountaineers swept Seneca 2-0, lost 1-2 to Cambrian and blanked Loyalist 2-0. In the semis, Mohawk edged host Fanshawe 2-1 and then downed St. Clair in the final, also 2-1.

Leah Waxman was the tourney MVP and newcomer Sarah Borycki, a middle player out of St. Thomas More, was selected as an all-star.

An obviously pleased Mohawk head coach Brian McEnhill managed to get all of his players into the tournament and said everyone did well. He feels he has a lot of depth. The rookies are battling the veterans for positions and he’s looking forward to a good season.

The Mohawk women will play in Sheridan’s tournament Oct. 20-21 in Oakville.