Bill Stuart recorded his first victory as Mohawk men’s rugby coach, as the Mountaineers whipped the Sheridan Bruins, 55-20, in Ontario Colleges Athletic Association play at Mohawk Sports Park Tuesday (Sept. 16). The Mountaineers improved to 1-1, while the Bruins fell to 0-2.
Eight of Mohawk’s nine tries were scored on long runs as the team showed a lot of speed.
Logan Spencer and Billy Gemmell each had three tries for the Mountaineers. Brendan Codner, Mike Pirelli and Jacob Kit also scored tries for Mohawk. Aiden McGrath kicked four converts and Pirelli added one for the Mountaineers.
Down 27-0, Sheridan kicked a penalty on the final play of the first half – Devin Bulizo putting three points on the board.
The Bruins then came out quickly to start the second 40 minutes with Ryan Barnard completing an impressive drive downfield and Bulizo adding the convert to make it 27-10.
However, Mohawk responded right away with Logan’s second try of the game and despite two more Bruins’ tries, by Steve Pichelli and Callum Sharp, the Mountaineers were never in any trouble.
Mohawk’s next game will be Saturday (Sept. 21) at Georgian.