Huskies kill the season: blocked in playoffs

Mohawk players block a shot by the Huskies men's volleyball team during a playoff match on Feb. 16. Photo: Preeteesh Peetabh Singh / The Dialog

Mohawk players block a shot by the Huskies during a playoff match on Feb. 16. Photo: Preeteesh Peetabh Singh / The Dialog

By Preeteesh Peetabh Singh
Dialog Reporter

The George Brown College (GBC) men’s volleyball team finished their 2012-2013 season in third spot of the Ontario Colleges Athletic Association (OCAA) east division standings.

With 16 wins under their belt out of 20 games played, the Huskies qualified to host a playoff game against Mohawk College on Feb. 16.

The game started with intensity as both teams competed for a win, which could take them into the OCAA Provincials at Sheridan College in Brampton on Feb. 21.

Husky Nation came out in full support of the team and cheered the team with full steam and vigor. The event also raised money for the Sick Kids Foundation, which works to improve the health and well-being of children.

Both the teams started off in great fashion, the scores neck in neck until just before the end of the first set. Mohawk took away the set by two points at 25-23.

The next two sets came in Mohawk’s kitty easier than expected. The Huskies seemed to be trailing off in their energy level and a drop in their shoulders could be seen. Mohawk won the second and third sets with the scores of 25-13 and 25-19 to win the match 3-0.

“It was a great match. It’s always a great experience to play with George Brown” said Phil Youngblut from Mohawk.

Mo Sulaiman led the visiting team with 15 kills and one stuff block while Bart Jedrzejewski followed with 15 digs.

“I thought we were there for the first two sets, but unfortunately we couldn’t make it home”, said Stephen Duong who led the Huskies with seven kills. He was followed by Theodore Gordon who added six kills and two stuff blocks in his tally.

Edwin Sheon, a Left Side Setter for GBC, couldn’t hide his disappointment after the match, “It sucks! We have played them (Mohawk) before, but it all comes down to the execution on game day.”

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Huskies kill the season: blocked in playoffs