Redeemer Royals rally, Mohawk Mountaineers moan

Things were looking pretty good for the Mohawk Mountaineers in the bronze medal match at the Ontario Colleges Athletic Association Men’s Volleyball Championship in Ancaster on Saturday (Feb. 27).

The Mountaineers grabbed a 2-0 lead in sets just to have the host Redeemer Royals storm back to win in five games, 17-25, 21-25, 25-19, 25-15, 15-10. It was Redeemer’s first-ever men’s volleyball medal. Ryan Talsma led the Royals with 16 points.

Mo Sulaiman had 13 kills and 18 points for Mohawk, while teammate Chris Davidson had 15 points, 12 of them from kills.

Humber Hawks swept the Seneca Sting 21-15, 25-22, 25-23 for the gold medal.

Earlier, the Mountaineers started slowly, but rallied to beat the Durham Lords 18-25, 25-21, 25-23, 25-19 in the bronze medal semi-final. Sulaiman had 15 points and Chris Davidson collected 11 for Mohawk.

Redeemer downed the Nipissing Lakers of North Bay 3-2 to earn its spot in the bronze final.