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.
@PointParkSports Women Repeat As @RiverStatesConf Champs #PghSoccer
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