MAC volleyball boys strike gold and silver

The Mountain Athletic Club 14-Under boys won their third consecutive gold medal at the Hawkins Cup in Barrie.

In pool play and the playoffs Mac 14U defeated the Predators, 25-21, 25-16; Durham Attack Black, 25-18, 25-19; the Pakmen, 22-25, 25-17, 15-10. In the semi-finals MAC swept past Riverside Rage, 22-25, 25-18, 15-11 before meeting up with the Predators again to repeat as gold medalists, 25-17, 25-15.

Meanwhile, at the 15U Bugarski Cup in Hamilton, a combination MAC 14U-15U team won the silver medal.

In pool play, MAC finished first, defeating the ACTS Elites, 24-26, 25-19, 15-13, and the Wolf Pack, 25-13, 25-15. In the quarter finals, MAC defeated the Predators, 27-25, 25-13. In the semifinals, MAC beat the Waterloo Tigers Black, 25-21, 25-22. They eventually fell to the Ottawa Roos, 20-25, 14-24, for the silver medal.

The MAC 14U team is coached by Mark Wu and Paul Guagliano, both of Hamilton. The MAC 14U team athletes with MAC athletes Pavel Jedrzejewski (Hamilton) and Jordan McIntyre (Campbelllville) who contributed to the 15U silver medal win include: Austin McIntyre, Campbellville; Brad Albay, Hamilton; Brandon Gomez, Hamilton; Brendan Kewin, Milton; Calvin Bond, Beamsville; Chris Silva, Oakville; Marco Folino, Oakville; Marcus Wu, Hamilton; Michael Susi, Ancaster; Mikhail Kazhamiaka, Waterloo; Onkar Bedi, Oakville; and Ryan Guagliano, Hamilton.