The Mohawk women’s volleyball team made it three wins in three tries against Northern Ontario visitors Sunday (Feb. 1) as they swept the Canadore Panthers of North Bay 25-20, 25-12, 25-15 in Ontario Colleges Athletic Association play.
The match lasted a little over an hour. Leah Waxman (Port Dover) led the way with 17 points, including 15 kills, one stuff block and one service ace. Lauren Aquilina (Westmount) added seven kills, two blocks and one ace.
Mohawk’s three weekend wins were all unique. On Friday, they didn’t have to serve a single ball as Sault College had to forfeit after their bus broke down en route to Hamilton. Saturday, the Mountaineers scored an impressive 3-1 victory over Nipissing University of North Bay, handing the Lakers just their second loss in 17 matches this season. Mohawk improved to 14-4 and Canadore slipped to 3-14.
Mountaineers’ coach Michelle Foxcroft said it would be frustrating for the Sault Cougars having to default their match because they couldn’t get here Friday, but it helped her team, making them more fresh and hungry for the big match against Nipissing Saturday. Still, it’s been a bit of a grind lately and it showed Sunday against Canadore.
“But a win is a win, they all count,” said Foxcroft. “Some of the rookies on the court today did very well. They did the jobs we asked them to do.
Serving was, I thought, very good today.”
The coach wanted to run a strong offence and while it was a little slower than what Mohawk is used to, the team pulled it out and Foxcroft was happy with that.