Mohawk women show their volleyball mastery

Mohawk captured the Killer Instinct Cup women’s volleyball tournament at Durham College in Oshawa on Saturday (Jan. 5), downing Fanshawe Falcons of London 2-0 in the best-of-three final.

The Mountaineers swept all five of their round robin matches, knocking off Cambrian, Fanshawe and Loyalist on Friday, then completing the preliminary matches Saturday, defeating Niagara 25-17, 25-20 and Seneca, 25-12, 25-17.

They lost their only game of the tourney to open their semi-final with North Bay Nipissing. The Lakers raced out to a 9-0 lead and eventually won the first set 20-25. But the Mountaineers bounced back smartly, 26-24 and 19-17, in what would have been a worthy Gold Medal contest, but ended up serving as a good warm up for the championship, as Mohawk beat Fanshawe 25-13, 25-19.

Mountaineers’ Leah Waxman was the tournament MVP, while teammates Kellie Crnic and Janette Jakubiec were named All-Stars.

Mohawk’s regular season picks up Tuesday (Jan. 15) at Sheridan. The Mountaineers will be home to St. Clair on Saturday, Jan. 19.

Mohawk is a perfect 6-0 in the Ontario Colleges Athletic Association Central West Region and took the No. 1 ranking in the province prior to the holiday break.