Hot Hamed can’t save soccer Mountaineers

It was a miserable day for the Mohawk men’s soccer team Thursday (Oct. 2). Playing in a cold, and at times driving, rain at Ancaster’s Redeemer University College, the Mountaineers lost 4-1 to the Royals.

After Redeemer opened the scoring, Mohawk tied the game when Hassan Hamed scored his fifth goal in three games, redirecting a Sirwan Irandost free kick into the Royals’ goal. However, Redeemer scored three times in the second half to seal the victory.

Mohawk coach Richard Bennett said that in the second half his team was just basically behind everything. “We tended to hold onto the ball too long, instead of moving it quickly. We gave up a quick goal in the second half and just couldn’t get back.”

The Mountaineers are now 1-7-1 in Ontario Colleges Athletic Association play, while Redeemer improved to 2-5-1. The Mountaineers’ next game is Tuesday, Oct. 7 when the Niagara Knights visit Mohawk Sports Park. The kick off is at 4:30 p.m.