A Busy Weekend For Point Park Sports

Written By Colton DeBiase

Well, my article with Pitt Football did not age well after the heartbreak game on Saturday.

However, the bright side is, Point Park Sports had a good week as the Volleyball team went 1-1 on the weekend in Kentucky. They lost to Midway University three matches to none on Friday but picked up a win against Asbury University three matches to one on Saturday. Also, both men and women’s soccer went undefeated on the weekend with wins against Brescia University.

For the volleyball team, they seem to be getting back on track after a slow start to the season. They are now 2-3 and have an opportunity to improve to go above .500 with games at Carlow (which will be played after this article is released) and a match against Oakland City University at home on Saturday. I will be looking for the big playmakers for the team, such as Kills leader Madison Sima and digs leader Ashley Castelli. They will need to play at their best if they want any chance of getting back above .500 as they try to defend their RSC East Title.

As for men’s soccer who finished the regular season 15-3 last year, I am eager to see them for the first time in action on Thursday. I will be calling the game for the Point Park Sports Network. The Pioneers have many notable players returning, such as Geert Bijl and Mitchell Roell. I am excited to see what they can bring to the table this season. The Pioneers are currently 2-1 overall but have a 2-0 conference record. They have a chance to make it a 3-0 conference record on Thursday as they play Midway University at the Montour Junction Sports Complex. The Pioneers beat them 6-1 last season, so I believe they can get the job done. 

And finally, the women’s soccer team will be playing on Thursday against Midway as well. They started the season 2-1 as they are trying to improve on their 2019 record, which was 7-12-1. Head coach John Newbery is in his first year as head coach of the Pioneers, so am I excited to see what he brings to the table this season. A fresh start is a good thing for the Pioneers because they can forget about last year and move forward with a clean sheet of paper with, not to mention, a 1-0 start on conference play with a chance to build on it against Midway.