Men display strong showing at home as season winds down

Pioneers dominate local RSC rival Carlow 7-1

Written By Allison Schubert, Co-Sports Editor

The men’s soccer  team dominated Carlow last Thursday, tallying seven goals by seven different players and putting them fifth in the River States Conference standings.

Junior goalkeeper Juan Somoza started in net for Point Park, making five saves in the first half. Senior Ryan Daniels took Somoza’s place in the second half and notched six saves of his own.

Sophomore forward Mitchell Roell started things off for the Pioneers with a goal in the tenth minute off a pass from junior Yuki Takeda. Sophomore midfielder Kay In’t Ven followed suit just less than three minutes later, putting the Pioneers up 2-0.

With one second left on the clock, freshman midfielder Christopher Ciucanu put in one more, sending Point Park to the locker room up 3-0. Ciucanu would sit out the rest of the game with an injury obtained in his goal-scoring play.

Sophomore Jonathan Roos opened scoring for the Pioneers in the second half with a goal from a cross pass by freshman Ndayisenga Emmanuel in the 49th minute. Emmanuel got a goal of his own in the 55th minute, giving Point Park a 5-0 lead.

Junior Marc Bentley scored one minute after Emmanuel’s goal, and freshman Lorenzo Diaz would close scoring for Point Park with a penalty kick in the 88th minute.

The shutout was spoiled by a late goal from Janvier Ramson of the Celtics in the 89th minute, but the Pioneers’ strong offense rocked the scoreboard with a final 7-1.

Point Park plays three of their final four games at home, next hosting Midway University on Thursday before hosting Asbury University for senior day on Saturday.