Mohawk men drop championship match at Durham Cup

Mohawk’s men’s volleyball team lost 3-1 to Humber in the championship match of the Durham Cup Invitational Tournament in Oshawa on Saturday (Oct. 22).

The men’s won their first two matches at the Durham Cup Invitational Tournament in Oshawa Friday (Oct. 21). The Mountaineers downed Loyalist 3-0 (25-19, 25-20, 25-23). Phil Youngblut had 11 kills, two blocks and one ace. Moe Sulaiman collected nine kills one block and one ace and Ryan De La Rosa contributed 11 digs.

Mohawk then defeated Seneca 3-1 (21-25, 25-18, 25-20, 25-23). Justoin Scapinello led the way with 18 kills, one block and three aces. Sulaiman had 14 kills, one block and one ace and Mark Kaveckas had 44 assists.

Earlier on Saturday, Mountaineers earned their berth in the championship match by sweeping Trent, 25-21-25-20, 25-14. Ross had eight kills, one block and one ace. Derek Levesque contributed four kills, two blocks, one ace and seven digs for the Mountaineers, who played all their rookies in this match, some seeing their first action of the year.

In the championship match, the men met their match against Humber losing 3-1; the scores were 25-19, 21-25, 17-25, 21-25. Justin Scapinello had 18 kills, one stuff block and one service ace for the Mountaineers. Mo Sulaiman had 18 kills, one block and one ace.

Mohawk head coach Matt Schnarr said Andrew Ross came off the bench and passed the ball very well. Both Scapinello and Ross were named to the tourney All-Star Team.

Coach Schnarr said Humber is a very experienced side. His team played very well, but there are still some things to work on.