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Point Park men and women pick up road wins

Point Park men and women pick up road wins

From Point Park University Athletic Department reports 

TAKOMA PARK, Md. – Both Point Park men’s and women’s soccer teams picked up wins on a combined road trip to Maryland on Thursday.

The men’s team improved to 4-1 on the year with an NAIA, non-conference victory at Washington (Md.) Adventist on Thursday night. 

The Pioneers (4-1) handed the Shock (2-1) their first loss of the season in the first of two matchups between the teams this year. It was the fifth time in five years that the schools hooked up for a game, and it was the fourth time that the result was decided by two goals or less. The Pioneers are now 5-0 all-time in the series. 

Point Park trailed 1-0 at the half but found the equalizer and the game-winner the final 45 minutes.

The Pioneer men will take a three-game win streak into their next game Wednesday, Sept. 18 versus Ohio Valley. Kickoff is 4 p.m. at Highmark Stadium.

WOMEN WIN FIRST

The women’s team earned its first win of the year with Thursday night’s road victory at Washington Adventist, 3-1. The Pioneers (1-4) scored three times in the second half to rally for the NAIA, non-conference in over the Shock (1-3).

Point Park trailed, 1-0, at halftime. The Pioneers found the tying goal in the second and put in the eventual game-winner with just 2:34 remaining. An insurance goal game next to ice it at 3-1. Tia Horew scored two goals to power the Pioneers. 

Point Park gets back into action with a home game Tuesday, Sept. 17 versus Shawnee State. Kickoff is 6 p.m. at Highmark Stadium.

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