For the second day in a row, the Mohawk men’s volleyball team had to go the maximum five sets to secure victory on the opening weekend of Ontario Colleges Athletic Association play.
Following their 3-2 win over St. Clair the night before, the Mountaineers travelled to London Saturday (Oct. 25) and again went the route before downing the Fanshawe Falcons, 25-22, 23-25, 25-23, 23-25, 16-14. And the match was as exciting as the scores indicate.
Charlie Hancock led Mohawk with 17 kills, one service ace and two stuff blocks. Bryce Marcussen had 14 kills, one ace and three blocks. Mark Kaveckas dished up 53 assists and Adam Schiedel had 14 defensive digs. For Fanshawe, Scott Brennigan had 14 kills, two blocks and 14 digs. Derek Braun recorded 13 kills and Jack Daley came up with 50 assists.
Mohawk improves to 2-0, while Fanshawe was playing its first match of the regular season.
Meanwhile, the Mohawk women, who were swept at St. Clair Friday, blanked Fanshawe 3-0. The scores were 25-23, 25-15, 25-18.
Kirsten Bialachowski paced the winners’ attack with seven kills, four service aces and three digs. Chantal Baker had six kills, nine digs and a block and Lynsay Collette produced 22 assists.
For Fanshawe, Frances Ruiz had six kills, one ace and two blocks and Randi Carey turned in a strong all around performance with five kills, three aces, one block and six digs.
Mohawk improved to 1-1. Fanshawe opened up 0-1.
The Mountaineer men and women see their next action Friday October 31 at Niagara. The women will tip off at 6:00 pm, followed by the men at 8:00 pm.