Mountaineer men cool down hot Royals

The Mohawk men played giant killers at the Fennell Gymnasium on Saturday (Feb. 9) when they knocked off the high flying Redeemer Royals in a real barn-burner, 25-19, 25-18, 24-26, 19-25, 17-15, in Ontario Colleges Athletic Association volleyball.

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Mo Sulaiman had another big night for the Mountaineers with 19 kills and four stuff blocks. Marcin Jedrzejewski had 14 kills and one block, while his brother, Bart, had 24 digs.

David Klomps had 15 kills, two service aces and two blocks to pace Redeemer, which entered the match tied for first place with Niagara. The Royals record fell to 13-4 while the Mountaineers improved to 9-8.

The outcome wasn’t as positive for the Mohawk women, who were swept by Redeemer, 25-13, 25-23, 27-25.

Royals’ Curtiss Straatsma had a monster game, leading all players with 18 kills, five stuff blocks and 10 digs. April Passchier contributed seven kills and five service aces.

Photo: Robin Leworthy Wilson/Aerial Promotions

Mohawk was led by Chantal Baker with eight kills and eight digs.

“Tonight we had our best match of the second half,” said Mountaineers’ coach Andrew Nicholson. “The girls worked hard on every point in sets two and three and with any luck we could have won both. We felt very good about ourselves tonight even though we lost.”

Mohawk’s record dropped to 6-11, while Redeemer improved to 8-9.