Some days you wonder if you are jinxed. Take the Mohawk women’s soccer team: They’ve been blanked in three straight Ontario Colleges Athletic Association play and you come away from the field rubbing your eyes and wondering what you just saw.
The Niagara Knights downed the Mountaineers 1-0 at Mohawk Sports Park on Tuesday (Sept. 29). Mohawk appeared to be headed to the midway break scoreless, but Niagara’s Amanda Wilson scored in first half stoppage time.
Despite that disappointment, Mohawk came out in the second half and threw everything but the kitchen sink at the Knights. They totally dominated time of possession, had numerous scoring chances that were missed and when they did hit the target were robbed by Niagara ‘keeper Lindsay Colwell. She made several key stops, twice tipping the ball over the bar and then parrying the ball around her right post with a two-handed diving stunner.
After 90 minutes Mohawk continued to fight through four minutes of time added on for stoppages, but the referee’s final whistle signalled their sixth consecutive loss following an opening day victory. It wasn’t for a lack of trying.
The Mountaineers will take another crack at it Friday (Oct. 2) at 4:30 p.m. when Windsor St. Clair checks into town.