Women’s volleyball team downs Mohawk


A high-energy evening of women’s volleyball ended with Sheridan’s team rallying to defeat Mohawk in four games.

The teams played a best-of-five series November 11 in which the Bruins won Games 1, 3 and 4. Second-year Athletic Therapy student and team captain Joelle Parnham talked about the team’s night.

We started off high but then it was like a roller coaster,” said Parnham.

The Mohawk Mountaineers came out strong with an early 4-2 lead in Game 1. Sheridan won the nail-biter 25-23.

The roller coaster was lowest when Mohawk won the second game 25-18. Head coach Scott Hunt explained how he kept his team focused.

I didn’t make any tactical adjustments. I just made sure we were in the right mindset,” said Hunt.

Controversial calls were a point of contention all night.

For me the refereeing gets frustrating but I had to let it go,” said Parnham.

Second-year Practical Nursing student Dimitra Stathakos was the high-scoring player with 13 points (12 kills). “I think as a team we did a good job fighting. Calls didn’t go our way, but we didn’t give up,” said Stathakos.

They won the last two games in convincing fashion 25-21 and 25-12. Kira Galipeau was Hunt’s standout player of the night. “She struggled early in the season but was just very consistent today,” said Hunt.

Mohawk’s defence kept them in the game but they couldn’t score enough points. “Mohawk plays a similar defence to us which helped us pinpoint their weak spots. They’re tough defenders. They have a scrappy defence,” said Stathakos.

“We’re taking this season one game at a time. We aren’t thinking too far ahead,” said Hunt.