Hawks too much for soccer Mountaineers

The Humber Hawks showed why they are one of the top teams in college soccer, as they rolled to their third straight win in the OCAA’s Central West Region, when they whipped the Mohawk Mountaineers 7-2 Friday (Sep. 19) in Etobicoke.

Despite the lopsided result, the young Mountaineers were in it, for a good portion of the game. Humber jumped into a 2-0 lead, but Mohawk rallied to tie, on goals by a pair of rookies. Matthew Kernick from Dundas Highland, scored his first goal for the squad and Roberto Del Rosario from Bishop Macdonell in Guelph notched his second. However, the Hawks scored to take a 3-2 lead to the dressing room and then blew it open in the second half.

“I’m happy with our guys, said Mountaineers’ head coach Richard Bennett. “We’re just not gelling yet. Even in the second half we started off well, but we missed chances and they came back to haunt us.” The ratio of rookies compared to veterans trying out for the team this year was two-to-one. And seven of eight veterans are only in their second year. Mohawk doesn’t have any time to brood over the setback. The 0-2-1 Mountaineers visit the Sheridan Bruins (2-1) Sunday afternoon (Sep.21) at 3:00 pm at Sheridan’s Trafalgar Campus in Oakville.

The women’s teams kick off first at 1:00 pm Sunday.