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Point Park women’s soccer shuts out Brescia (KY) in conference opener, 4-0

From Point Park University Athletics / Sports Information 

OWENSBORO, Ky. — Point Park University women’s soccer ended its long layoff and started River States Conference action with a 4-0 shutout at Brescia (Ky.) on Saturday afternoon. It was the first game for the Pioneers since dropping the season opener Sept. 12 at nationally ranked Grace (Ind.).

The win was the first career victory as a college head coach for Point Park’s John Newbery. The Pioneers’ first-year coach was a longtime assistant at NAIA Cumberlands (Ky.).   

Point Park (1-1, 1-0 RSC) got off to a great start versus Brescia. Athena Beck scored off a corner kick for a 1-0 lead. Before the first half was through, the Pioneers added two more goals to assert control. They added one more for good measure in the second half as four different Point Park players notched a goal. Taylor Goldstrohm, Nola McGuire and Kylee Bobak were the other goal scorers. 

Point Park’s goalkeepers earned a combined shutout. Sarah Malinsky got the start and played the first half. Ella Serlin subbed in for the second half and kept the clean sheet going. 

Saturday’s game started a busy stretch for the Pioneers. Point Park is right back in action Tuesday at Carlow and Thursday at home versus Midway (Ky.) for two more RSC games in less than a week.

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).

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