Women split first RSC games

Written By Allison Schubert, Copy Editor

The women’s soccer team kicked off River States Conference (RSC) play this weekend on the road at Asbury University and Cincinnati Christian University.

The Pioneers only needed three minutes to take game one at Asbury University on Thursday 2-1.

The first half ended scoreless for both sides, but junior midfielder Lauren Bower was finally able to get one past the Eagles’ goalkeeper off a pass from sophomore midfielder Nikki Polens in the 57th minute.

Just two minutes later, Polens added the team’s second goal to solidify its lead.

Shortly before the Pioneers got to celebrate, the Eagles’ Emily Hubbuch got one past starting goalkeeper Ashtyn Webb in the 89th minute to prevent the shutout.

Webb made three saves prior to the Hubbuch goal. Eagles’ goalkeeper Brooke Perkins had only two saves on the night.

This game is the eighth consecutive game between Asbury and Point Park that has been decided by one goal.

Two days after their victory, the Pioneers headed to Cincinnati Christian University (CCU) for another conference game.

In goal for the Pioneers were both Webb and Morgan Willis, who each made one save.

CCU’s Maren Hence scored just 24 seconds into the game to give the Eagles an early lead.

Freshman midfielder Morgan French answered that goal in the 10th minute with one of her own. CCU did not let up, however, and scored three more times before the end of the half.

Coming out of the locker room, CCU kept with the momentum and scored their final goal of the night in the 59th minute.

Point Park was not done battling back though, with Gabby Widman and freshman Bailey Boyd each scoring within a minute of each other.

Despite outscoring the Eagles 26-12, they still ended up with a tough 5-3 loss.

The Pioneers come back to Highmark Stadium for their first home conference game on Oct. 6 against Midway University.