Women’s soccer falls flat on road


Photo by Sam Robinson | Point Park Athletics

Senior midfielder Izzy Hunter controls the ball up the field. Hunter scored the first goal of the game against OCU last Saturday.

Written By Allison Schubert, Copy Editor

Sophomore Gabby Widman was able to score for the women’s soccer team in each of their two conference games this weekend, but despite her efforts, the team could not put a tally in the win column.

The first of the Pioneers’ matchups this weekend came on Thursday at Indiana University (IU) East.

The Red Wolves, who are in their first season competing as a varsity sport, limited Point Park to just one goal.

That goal came from Widman in the 40th minute, sending the Pioneers to the locker room ahead by one.

IU East answered Widman’s goal in the 79th minute to tie up the match and ultimately send the game into double overtime.

Two overtimes were not enough to determine the outcome, and after 110 minutes of play, the game ended in a 1-1 tie.

The Pioneers then headed to Ohio Christian University (OCU) on Saturday for another River States Conference (RSC) competition.

Senior Izzy Hunter got the scoring started for the Pioneers in the 16th minute of play. OCU responded right before halftime with a goal in the 38th minute.

After halftime, both teams seemed to struggle getting the ball to the net, but OCU broke through with back-to-back goals in the 74th and 75th minutes.

Widman was able to rally another goal in the 87th minute, but it was not enough to put Point Park ahead, sending the Pioneers home with a 3-2 loss.

Sophomore starting goalkeeper Ashtyn Webb played the entirety of both games this weekend, blocking three shots in the IU East match and four shots against OCU.

Point Park currently sits at fifth place in RSC standings going into the last stretch of games in the regular season.

The Pioneers will be back at Highmark Stadium for Rio Tech weekend on Friday against West Virginia Tech and Sunday against the University of Rio Grande.