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Royals deny Mohawk men’s first soccer win

OCAA LogovectoreMohawk’s soccer teams divided their two results in Ontario Colleges Athletic Association play against Redeemer Saturday (Sept. 20).

The Mountaineer women edged the host Royals, 1-0, as Michele DiDionisio’s fourth minute marker, on a Raman Gill cross, held up the rest of the way in the West Division affair.

Newcomer Steph Rasic recorded the shutout as Mohawk evened its record at 2-2.

The Mohawk men looked like they were in business when Mark Sannzzaros scored in the 10th minute and Kevin Melo doubled the margin a minute later. But Redeemer came storming back to win 3-2. Josh Elgeti scored in the 19th minute and Lewis Tuininga hammered home a half-volley from close range in the 23rd minute.

Both teams missed penalties a little over a minute apart about 11 minutes into the second half and Elgeti scrambled home what proved to be the Royal’s winner in the 60th minute.

Chris Taylor of Mohawk hit the goalpost with eight minutes left and the Mountaineers carried the play until the final whistle, but couldn’t come up with an equalizer as Mohawk drops to 0-3-1 on the season. They’ll look for their first win of the season on Tuesday (Sept. 23) when Conestoga (0-5) visits for an 8 p.m. game at Redeemer Field.

The Redeemer men, in 4th place in the OCAA West division behind Humber, Sheridan, and St. Clair, will meet the St. Clair Saints (2-0-2) in Windsor, Friday, Sept. 26.

Mohawk’s women’s team plays at 6 p.m. at Redeemer Field, against Conestoga (2-2-1), Tuesday (Sept. 23).

For the Lady Royals, they will carry a 1-4 record into their next contest, Friday, Sept. 26, in Windsor against the St. Clair Saints (2-0-2).

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