Canadore panthers men’s and women’s volleyball teams are in action this weekend in Ontario Colleges Athletic Association volleyball action.
Mohawk Mountaineers meet the Lady Panthers Saturday at 4 p.m. at the Education Centre Gym followed by the men’s contest at 6 p.m.
The Panthers, 2-8, in the women’s Central/West division, will be without their top offensive player.
Bobbie-Lyn Hutson, who is averaging 3.0 points per game, suffered a concussion Tuesday night in Sault Ste. Marie and is listed as day-to-day.
Sunday, the Sheridan Bruins meet the lady Panthers at noon at ECG followed by the men’s game at 2 p.m.
The Mohawk women’s team from Hamilton is currently 5-4 in league play, which places them third in the Central West division.
They are coming off a 3-1 loss to the Fanshawe Falcons Wednesday, 17-25, 19-25, 25-23, 18-25.
In their previous meeting with the in November, the Mountaineers edged the Panthers 3-2, 25-16, 25-14, 19-25, 17-25, 15-7.
The Bruins, out of Oakville, are in last place in the Central West with a 2-7 record.
Heidi Grusas has a 3.1 PPG average for the Bruins, who defeated the Panthers 3-1, 17-25, 25-15, 25-9, 26-24, earlier in the season.
On the men’s side, the Mountaineers are 15th in the Canadian Colleges Athletic Association national rankings and 6-2 on the season .
They have a balanced attack with three players averaging over three points per game, George Macut 4.6, Vil Somsanith 4.3, and Darren Beattie 3.5.
Mohawk defeated Canadore 3-0 in Hamilton.
The Bruins are 0-8 and their leading scorer is Aaron Kok with a 2.3 PPG average.
The Panthers defeated the Bruins 3-1 in Oakville.
The 2-7 Panthers will rely on the skills of their leading scorer John Vanderploeg, (3.2 PPG, and their team all-star Joey Rainer.
PHOTO: Bobbie-Lyn Hutson is listed as day-to-day after suffering a concussion Tuesday in OCAA volleyball action