The Mohawk women’s volleyball team outlasted the Humber Hawks in a battle of the unbeaten in an edge-of-your-seat Ontario Colleges Athletic Association match at the Fennell Gym on Tuesday (Nov. 27).
The Mountaineers defeated the Hawks 3-2 (23-25, 26-24, 30-28, 26-28, 22-20.) Mohawk had a triple match point at 14-11 in the deciding set, but Humber refused to give up and actually took the lead twice forcing the Mountaineers to rally at the end for victory.
Mohawk head coach Brian McEnhill said it took his players a while to warm up, but once they did they were firing on all cylinders. McEnhill feels Humber is definitely his team’s toughest opponent in the OCAA and as such, he was very happy with his team’s’ performance.
Leah Waxman led Mohawk with 15 kills and one service ace for 16 points. Rachel VanHartingsveldt had 14 points from 11 kills and three aces. Janette Jakubiec had nine kills, two stuff blocks and two aces for 13 points. Sarah Borycki and Stacy Dafoe each added 11 points. Adrianne Kolich made 52 digs over the five-set marathon.
Mohawk is now 6-0. Humber goes to 4-1.
And Mohawk’s men’s volleyball team scored an impressive 3-0 victory over Humber when the two undefeated teams met in OCAA play at the Fennell Gym on Tuesday.
The scores were 25-22, 25-20, 25-19. Despite the straight sets victory by his team, Mohawk head coach James Bradley doesn’t feel Humber’s previously unbeaten mark was misleading. “They’re a solid team. I think that we might have intimidated them a little bit, because they made a number of errors which is not indicative (of Humber).”
Mohawk is arguably the toughest serving team in the province and Bradley thinks the Hawks tried to match the Mountaineers’ serving and they may have failed in that area. Jasmin Cull led Mohawk with 19 points, which included 15 kills, one stuff block and three aces. Cull now has 85 career aces, which is just one off the OCAA record. He is also nine off the single season record of 38 aces. Steve Pawelczyk had 10 points from six kills and four blocks. Kevin Watson had nine kills. Sean Lowe contributed 19 digs.
Mohawk improved to 5-0 while Humber is now 4-1.