Mohawk soccer women tighten playoff race

A four-goal outburst in the second half gave the Mohawk Mountaineers women’s soccer team its second straight Ontario Colleges Athletic Association win.

And with the 5-0 victory over Kitchener Conestoga Condors, the Mountaineers are on the doorstep of a playoff position. With three games remaining in the regular season schedule, fifth-place Mohawk trails fourth-place Sudbury Cambrian by one point in the West Division. But Mohawk has a game in hand.

On Tuesday, the Mountaineers, who led 1-0 at the half, got goals from five different players – striker Kristi Cossar (Waterford), midfielder Tara Bonitatibus (Hamilton), midfielder Ali Bettger (Burlington), defender Michelle VanAndel (Ancaster) and forward Nicole Brohman (Hamilton).
Lisa Pozeg (Stoney Creek) registered the shutout for the Mountaineers, who improved their record to 2-2-1 for seven points.

The Mountaineers will play their next two games on the road, travelling to Windsor St. Clair on Oct. 13 and then Sarnia Lampton the following day. Windsor is looking for its first win after four straight losses. Sarnia has one win in four starts.

Mohawk will conclude the schedule against Humber and its perfect record – five wins in five starts and no goals against. That will be a home game for Mohawk on Oct. 18.