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Point Park men lose 1-0 at IU East


from Point Park University report / Kevin Taylor 

RICHMOND, Ind. — Point Park University men’s soccer lost, 1-0, on Thursday night at IU East. The Red Wolves’ Dumi Kumwenda scored on a penalty kick in the 41st minute for the only goal of the game.

The Pioneers (9-5-1, 5-3-1 RSC) had their five-game unbeaten streak stopped. They had won four in a row before matching up against IU East (8-9, 4-4 RSC), which extended its own winning streak to five in a row.

Point Park had few chances with just six shots and only one on goal, which came in the second half. IU East put together 15 shots with six on target.

For Point Park, all three of its conference losses have come by a score of 1-0. The tie was 1-1 (2OT) versus WVU Tech, a game in which the Pioneers found the equalizer late in regulation.

Point Park has one more game in the regular season, which is Oct. 31 at home versus non-conference Washington Adventist (5:00 p.m.). The Pioneers are assured an RSC playoff spot, and they will learn their seeding and first-round matchup when all conference games are completed this weekend.

John Krysinsky has covered soccer and other sports for many years for various publications and media outlets. He is also author of 'Miracle on the Mon' -- a book about the Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC, which chronicles the club, particularly the early years of Highmark Stadium with the narrative leading up to and centered around a remarkable match that helped provide a spark for the franchise. John has covered sports for Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, DK Pittsburgh Sports, Pittsburgh Sports Report, has served as color commentator on Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC broadcasts, and worked with OPTA Stats and broadcast teams for US Open Cup and International Champions Cup matches held in the US. 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).

Riverhounds MF Danny Griffin

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