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Rugby team drops spring season opener

Rugby team drops spring season opener

Written By Taylor Spirito, For The Globe

March 19, 2019


Filed under SPORTS

The men’s rugby team dropped its season opening game 28-15 against Grove City College last Friday. The Bisons were down 10-5 before halftime when sophomore lock Jared Slattery put Point Park on the board just before time expired. Freshman winger Tyshawn Williams also scored while also making his ...

Softball strikes out this week, 1-5 since Florida

Softball strikes out this week, 1-5 since Florida

Written By Allison Schubert, Co-Sports Editor

March 19, 2019


Filed under SPORTS

The softball team opened play up north this week, playing six games in four days but picking up only one win. The Pioneers opened play at home, hosting non-conference Gannon for two games last Wednesday, March 13. Only three batters made it on base, with the Golden Knights’ Madi Beining pitching a comple...

Baseball claims two RSC wins

Baseball claims two RSC wins

Written By Robert Berger, Co-Sports Editor

March 19, 2019


Filed under Latest Stories, SPORTS

This past weekend, the baseball team took 2 of 3 games while facing Midway University on the road, improving their conference record to 6-3 on the year. Point Park kicked off the series with a 9-6 victory over the Eagles in a nine inning contest. Junior Tyler Dobie came through with a pinch-hit th...

All in With Allison – Softball on Deck

Written By Allison Schubert, Sports Columnist

March 19, 2019


Filed under SPORTS

As promised last week, this week’s column is going to talk all things Point Park softball. This year, the Pioneers are built around their veterans. Of the 17-player roster, 12 are returners and 11 are upperclassmen (four seniors, seven juniors). The most important returners? Point Park’s entire pit...

Dance places in 8th in NAIA

Dance places in 8th in NAIA

Written By Dara Collins, Editor-Elect

March 12, 2019


Filed under SPORTS

For the second year in a row, Point Park’s competitive dance team placed among the top ten teams in the country at the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) Competitive Dance National Championships. On Feb. 23, the Pioneers placed second at the Northeast Regional Qualifier and l...

Baseball team goes 2-1 against Rio Grande

Baseball team goes 2-1 against Rio Grande

Written By Robert Berger, Co-Sports Editor

March 12, 2019


Filed under Latest Stories, SPORTS

The Pioneer baseball team took two of three games this past weekend in the second conference series of the year facing off in Ohio against Rio Grande University. Coming off their spring trip to Florida and a series win against West Virginia Tech University last week, Point Park entered the three-game set Sa...

Spisak molding into his own

Spisak molding into his own

Written By Rachael McKriger, For The Globe

March 12, 2019


Filed under SPORTS

The last few months have been a whirlwind for James Spisak. After joining the Point Park University track team as an assistant coach, with focus on the distance runners, Spisak was named interim head coach on Feb. 18. Spisak, who replaced former five-year head coach Kelly Parsley, has been taking a...

All in With Allison – Sliding Into the Spotlight

All in With Allison – Sliding Into the Spotlight

Written By Allison Schubert, Sports Columnist

March 12, 2019


Filed under SPORTS

With the basketball season behind us, a lull in the track and field world and dance finishing up their season eighth in the nation, we have officially reached the transition point to spring sports. With the spotlight seemingly empty at this point in the semester, this is when baseball and softball slide in. ...

Women fall in first round of postseason

Women fall in first round of postseason

Written By Allison Schubert, Co-Sports Editor

March 5, 2019


Filed under SPORTS

The women’s basketball team played their final game of the season on Wednesday, Feb. 20 when the Pioneers traveled to IU Kokomo for the River States Conference (RSC) quarterfinals. Point Park came out hot, shooting 42 percent overall in the first half. The Pioneers’ lead reached as high as 1...

Student team emerges victorious at Hoopla

Student team emerges victorious at Hoopla

Written By Jordyn Hronec, Co-News Editor

March 5, 2019


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The squeaks of sneakers on hardwood filled the air as Center for Inclusive Excellence Director, Megan Fahey, warmed up on the basketball court. She stood firmly at the three-point line and looked left and right before receiving a pass from Dean of Student Life, Michael Gieseke. She then dribbled up ...

Men fall to IU Kokomo in quarterfinals

Men fall to IU Kokomo in quarterfinals

Written By Robert Berger, Co-Sports Editor

March 5, 2019


Filed under SPORTS

The Pioneers ended their season two weeks ago dropping their road playoff opener 100-65 facing the Indiana University (IU) Kokomo Cougars. Undefeated all season at home, IU Kokomo entered the game ranked 25th in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) with an overall record of 24-6 and a...

Cheer ends at regional meet

Cheer ends at regional meet

Written By Dara Collins, Editor-Elect

March 5, 2019


Filed under SPORTS

The Pioneers danced to a second-place finish at the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) Northeast Regional Qualifier on Feb. 23. Point Park finished runner-up to St. Ambrose (Iowa) out of eight teams at the regional competition. The Pioneers scored 87.41 in the preliminary round...