Hamed kicks Mohawk to men’s OCAA soccer win


mountaineersThe Mohawk men’s soccer team made its second straight win a big one, 4-2, over the Sheridan Bruins in Ontario Colleges Athletic Association play in Oakville.

The Mountaineers opened the scoring barely 10 minutes into Tuesday’s (Sept. 22) contest on a goal by Hassan Hamed. The marker held up until half time. About 10 minutes into the second half, Sheridan tied the score and 10 minutes later the Bruins took a 2-1 lead. However, in the 70th minute, Hamed notched his second goal of the game to even the score.

Matthew Wiggins got what proved to be the winner in the 80th minute followed by an insurance marker from Yousef Mohammad in the 89th minute.

Mohawk coach Richard Bennett said his charges outworked their opponents.

“We played the better game today”, said Bennett. “The players are showing their potential now. They are getting used to each other and are gelling. They didn’t give up (when they trailed) and all of them worked hard.”

The Mountaineers are now 2-1-1 and sit in second place in the Central West Region, one point ahead of Sheridan. The Redeemer Royals visit Mohawk Sports Park Thursday (Sept. 24) at 4:30 p.m.