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@PointParkSports Women Repeat As @RiverStatesConf Champs #PghSoccer


From Point Park University Athletic Dept. report 
Point Park University women’s soccer claimed the River States Conference championship title and punched a ticket to the NAIA National Championship Opening Round after a 2-0 win over Ohio Christian University Saturday.
 
Point Park (10-7-2, 6-2 RSC) scored two goals in the final 20 minutes of regulation to claim the RSC Tournament Champion title and secure a bid to the NAIA National Championship Opening Round Nov. 19 for the second year in a row.
 
During the regular season, Ohio Christian (11-6-2, 7-0-1 RSC) beat the Pioneers, 2-1. The Trailblazers sat atop the RSC leaderboard for most of the regular season, going undefeated in conference action.
 
It was a 0-0 tie heading into halftime, but Point Park struck first in the 72nd minute on a goal by Izzy Hunter, her seventh of the season.
 
Once again, the Pioneers’ defense stepped up to keep the Trailblazers off the board. Freshman Nikki Polens sealed the deal with a goal at 89:31 to lift Point Park to a 2-0 win.
 
Freshman goalkeeper Rebecca Cohen recorded her sixth shutout on the season and made three saves.
 
The Pioneers out-shot Ohio Christian, 15-6.
 
Point Park will find out who they face on Nov. 14 at 12 p.m. ET. Watch Live on the NAIA Network here:https://portal.stretchinternet.com/naia/portal.htm?eventId=326188&streamType=video. The NAIA National Championship Opening Round is set for Nov. 19 at campus sites.

John Krysinsky has covered soccer and other sports for many years for various publications and media outlets including Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, DK Pittsburgh Sports, Pittsburgh Sports Report, and more. Krysinsky also served as the Head Men’s Soccer Coach at his alma mater, Point Park University, where he led the Pioneers to the first-ever winning seasons and playoff berths (1996-98); head coach of North Catholic boys (2007-08), associate head coach of Shady Side Academy boys (2009-2014).

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