Mountaineers Varsisty Highlights September 29, 2023
Mohawk Mountaineers women’s soccer were honoured at the national level this past week, entering the CCAA top-15 rankings. The Mountaineers are currently the 15th ranked team in the country after picking up three wins.
Through six matches this season, Mohawk has a 5-1 record and are currently sitting first-place in the OCAA west division.
The Mountaineers also saw success on the cross country race course. In the opening race of 2023, the Mohawk men’s team placed first place overall and the women finished second. This was led by Sage Sulentic having an individual second place finish for the men and on the women’s side Ava Snyder placed third.
Mohawk men’s soccer only won one of their three matches this past week while softball played to a 3-5 record.
In exhibition play, Mountaineers men’s basketball upset the McMaster Marauders, winning 74-64.
Athletes of the Week
Matias Tessel (Guelph, ON)
Tessel had his best OCAA performance in his three-years as a student-athlete with Mohawk. At the Seneca Invitational on Friday, Tessel placed seventh overall. Captain of the Mountaineers men's cross country team, it was three years in the making for Tessel to help lead the program to a first-place finish.
Jaiden Morgan (Burlington, ON)
Morgan had a legacy game this past Friday when the Mountaineers defeated the Lambton Lions 9-0. The Mohawk forward finished the game five goals and two assists, scoring three times in the first half and two more times in the second half before being substituted out in the 74th minute.
The five goals are the most goals scored by a Mountaineer in a single game since the 2011 season.
Morgan would also be named OCAA Star of the Week and CCAA Athlete of the Week
Upcoming Game Schedule:
September 30, Mohawk cross country will be in their second race of the season at the Fanshawe Conservation Area.
September 30, it will be a quiet week for soccer with only one game schedule. They will head to Kitchener to play the Conestoga Condors. The women’s match is scheduled for 1 p.m. and the men follow at 3 p.m.
October 1, Mohawk softball will play the Humber Hawks in doubleheader action at Connorvale Park. The first game begins at 6 p.m. October 4, The Mountaineers host the Seneca Sting for another doubleheader. Game one begins at 6 p.m.
All Mountaineers home games are free to attend. Games are also streamed online, and can be watched here.