Soccer Mountaineers set for playoffs despite losses

It was not a good, final day of the Ontario Colleges Athletic Association regular season for either of Mohawk’s soccer teams. But both can look forward to post season play next week.

The men’s team lost for the first time this season, 2-1, to Fanshawe. Not only did Fanshawe have rally from a 1-0 deficit after a goal by Mohawk’s Adam Petrina inside the first 10 minutes, they had to do it with only 10 men, after being issued a red card just over 20 minutes after the opening kickoff.

The Mountaineers finished in third place with four wins, one loss and three draws. The Falcons wound up a point back in fourth. Humber downed Sheridan in their first place battle so the Hawks and Bruins get first round byes, while Mohawk gets set to host a still to be determined opponent in a sudden death qualifying game on Tuesday Oct. 19 at 3:30 p.m.

The Mohawk women dropped a 3-2 decision to Fanshawe. The Falcons struck first before Andrea Urquhart tied the count for the home side. But Fanshawe scored two more goals before the first half was over and took a 3-1 lead to the break.

Ashley Hagen made a great turn before firing the ball into the upper left hand corner just 17 minutes into the second half, but her seventh goal of the season wasn’t enough.

Mohawk finished fourth with a 4-3-1 record, one point back of Conestoga. The Mountaineers will host a still to be determined opponent also on Tuesday, Oct. 19 at 3:30 p.m. at Mohawk Sports Park. Fanshawe and Humber finished one-two and both avoid having to play a qualifying game.