Mountaineer varsity highlights - November 11, 2022
A Super Saturday weekend that saw four Mohawk Mountaineer teams in action over the course of one day inside the David Braley Athletic and Recreation Centre finished with three victories.
Men’s basketball along with women’s and men’s volleyball all defeated the Redeemer Royals, but the clean sweep was missed with women’s basketball losing to the Royals.
With the victory and a 4-0 start to the season, men’s basketball is now ranked third in the OCAA and 12th in the CCAA. Women’s volleyball was also ranked third provincially with four consecutive wins to start the season and men’s volleyball, with a 3-1 record, is ranked fourth in the OCAA.
Mountaineers Athletes of the Week
(in partnership with the Mohawk Students’ Association)
Anika Gatto (women’s volleyball)
Daniel Graham (men’s basketball)
Gatto (Vancouver, BC) and women's volleyball won their fourth consecutive game to begin the 2022-23 season, with a three-set sweep of the Redeemer Royals. The fourth-year libero set a career-high with 24 digs, helping her team defensively in a big way. While trailing in the third set, it was Gatto's defensive saves that rallied the Mountaineers for a comeback. This season she has also taken on an on-court leadership role for Mohawk, being the voice that provides key communication to rally the team together.
Graham (Hamilton, ON) and men's basketball have begun the season with four wins as well, including two this past week. The Mountaineers first defeated the defending national champion Humber Hawks 83-80 on the road with Graham scoring 12-points and adding six assists. On Saturday, in a 20-point victory over the Royals, the third-year guard scored a career-high 28 points on 10-of-18 shooting and knocked down six threes. Graham's speed, playmaking ability and unselfishness doesn't show up in the box score but have been major factors to the Mountaineers success so far this season.
On Tuesday, Graham was named an OCAA Star of the Week and the following day was honoured as CCAA Athlete of the Week.
Men’s Basketball (4-0)
Nov. 5: 108-88 win over the Redeemer Royals
Women’s Basketball (0-3)
Nov. 5: Lost 71-60 to the Redeemer Royals
Women’s Volleyball (4-0)
Nov. 5: Defeated the Redeemer Royals 3-0 (25-20, 25-14, 28-26)
Men’s Volleyball (3-1)
Nov. 5: A 3-2 (25-17, 25-22, 23-25, 26-28, 15-13) win over the Redeemer Royals
Next week’s schedule
Saturday, November 12:
Mountaineers women’s cross country along with three runners from the men’s team will be heading to Medicine Hat College in Alberta to compete in the CCAA Championships.
- Women’s and men’s volleyball host the St. Clair Saints with matches at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.
- Women’s and men’s basketball travel to Sarnia, ON to play the Lambton Lions – women’s game begins at 6 p.m. and men’s at 8 p.m.
Sunday, November 13:
- Women’s and men’s basketball will play the St. Clair Saints in Windsor, ON at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.