Trying-effort pushes Mohawk to rugby win

mountaineersMohawk Mountaineers opened their Ontario Colleges Athletic Association rugby campaign with a 38-10 victory over the visiting Fleming Knights.

The Mountaineers displayed a balanced attack with six different players scoring tries as Mohawk rallied from an early 10-7 first half deficit. Chris Van Sickle led the Mountaineers with a try and four converts while Joel Clarke, Alex Houston, Joshua Moore, Trevor Atkinson, and Pavel Palma all tallied singles.

Niall Jones and Alec Watson scored first half tries for the Knights to stake them to their early lead, led by the speedy and determined play of Rohan Augustine. But The Mohawk defense aided by a stiff wind thwarted Fleming throughout the second half.