The Mohawk men’s soccer team suffered an important 4-3 loss in a wild and soggy match with Windsor Saint Clair on Friday (Oct. 2) at Mohawk Sports Park.
The Mountaineers conceded a first half goal to the Saints, who upped their margin to 3-0 just past the midway mark of the second 45 session of the Ontario Colleges Athletic Association match as the fog started to roll in. After playing a rather lethargic match up to that point, Mohawk suddenly turned on the firepower and scored three times in a little over 10 minutes of frenzied action in the St. Clair half of the field.
Sheldon Redhead of Hamilton scored his second and third goals in two games and Hassan Hamed, from St. Joan of Arc in Mississauga, potted his team leading eighth marker. The Mountaineers pressed and had St. Clair of their heels, but then very late, Brenden Parent scored the game winner for the Saints. It was his second goal of the game. Robert Malbasic also had two for St. Clair.
The Mountaineers record falls to 3-2-3 and they remain tied with Sheridan for second place in their region. The Bruins, however, have a game in hand. Mohawk will get right back into action Saturday afternoon (Oct. 3) at 1 p.m. as the Lambton Lions from Sarnia visit Mohawk Sports Park.
The Mohawk women play Lambton at the same time Saturday and should be in a more relieved state after scoring a goal for the first time in four games and defeating St. Clair 1-0 on Friday. It was a foul up in the St. Clair end which led to the game’s only goal nearing the 40 minute mark of the first half. After a pass back to the Saints’ goalie, her kick hit a teammate and a very alert Andrea Urquhart, the product of St. Thomas More, pounced on the loose ball and made no mistake for the Mountaineers.
Rookie goalkeeper Alex Martinez from Pickering recorded her first shutout.