Mohawk women sidelined after 2nd place volleyball tie

What a tough way to be sidelined in a tournament, as the Mohawk women’s vollyball team was at the Humber Cup Invitational this weekend.

After going 4-1 in preliminary play at the tournament in Etobicoke, the Mountaineers wound up in a four way tie for second place. But they were denied further play during tiebreaker rules. Mohawk lost out because their ‘set record’ was 9-5, while Humber finished 9-2 and Cambrian and Fanshawe were each 8-4.

“Too bad,” said coach Andy Nicholson. “We lost only one match the entire weekend and we don’t make the playoffs? (However) It was a good weekend considering we didn’t have our number one hitter Jenna Gignac for two matches on Friday and played all but the first match without our rookie starting setter, Megan Bros.”

The Mountaineers won their first three matches. They beat Durham 25-7, 23-25, 15-7. They followed up with a 25-22, 17-25, 16-14 win over Trent and then a 25-23, 20-25, 15-9 decision over Loyalist.

The only blemish for their weekend was a 9-25, 25-20, 7-15 decision to Cambrian.

Mohawk bounced back with a 25-18, 29-27 win over arch rival Redeemer to improve to 4-1, but it was not enough to continue.

The Mountaineers start regular season play Saturday Nov. 5 at 4 p.m., when St. Clair visits the Fennell Gym.