Mohawk Rugby whip Fleming, fastball lose to Seneca

The Mohawk men’s rugby team was just barely ahead after the first half before coming to life in the second 40 minutes to whip the Fleming College Knights, 63-17, in Peterborough on Saturday (Oct. 2).

Joel Clarke, Eric Moyer and Josh Moore each scored two tries, while Phil Jackson, Adam Davidson, Riley Cronsberry and Alan Murphy had one try apiece for Mohawk in the Ontario Colleges Athletic Association game.

Chris VanSickle converted five of the tries and added a penalty goal.

“It was a rough first half,” said Mountaineers’ coach Alex Paris, “but the team worked hard in the second.”

Mohawk now sports a 3-0 record and visits Conestoga next Thursday (Oct.7).

The women’s fastball team got behind early, battled back, then dropped a 7-6 OCAA verdict to Seneca in North York Saturday (Oct. 2). The Sting jumped out to a 5-0 lead, but the Mountaineers scored five themselves in the fifth inning to tie the count. The teams then traded runs before Seneca scored another run to pull out the victory.

Next up for Mohawk is a game against St. Clair, Tuesday (Oct. 5), at 7 p.m. at Mohawk Sports Park.

The Guelph Phoenix, a club team made up of athletes who played in Canadian university, the United States, or European competition, showed its collective skill with a 91-67 win over Mohawk in an exhibition men’s basketball game at the Fennell Gymnasium on Saturday (Oct. 2).

It was raining three pointers from the top guns for the Phoenix, as Kyle Julius hooped 36 points and Jay Mott added 17.

Nick Fadayel led the Mountaineers with 21 points. Aminu Bello scored 12 and Tyrone Berry had nine.

Guelph led 47-34 at the half.