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Lone sophomore sets example volleyball team

Lone sophomore sets example volleyball team

Written By Megan Bixler

October 17, 2017


Filed under SPORTS

Julia Menosky has always been a welcoming person with a positive attitude, but her tenacity was tested this fall season when she discovered she was the only one from her class on the Point Park University volleyball team that also featured thirteen newcomers. But as the season progressed, she turned t...

Volleyball survives 5-set RSC match

Volleyball survives 5-set RSC match

Written By Dara Collins, Co-Sports Editor

October 17, 2017


Filed under SPORTS

The Pioneer volleyball team maintained its spot atop the River States Conference (RSC) East Division after a five-set victory over Cincinnati Christian University (CCU) last Saturday. “We struggled a little bit, but for the most part we just had to stay focused on the main goal and not sweat it,” j...

Men’s soccer enters key conference weekend 5-1

Men’s soccer enters key conference weekend 5-1

Written By Nick Horwat, Copy Editor

October 17, 2017


Filed under SPORTS

The successes for the men’s soccer team continued yet again last weekend with two more conference wins against Indiana University (IU) East and Ohio Christian University (OCU). Now boasting an overall record of 10-3, with a 5-1 conference record. The Pioneers started their weekend last Thursday wit...

Women’s soccer falls flat on road

Women’s soccer falls flat on road

Written By Allison Schubert, Copy Editor

October 17, 2017


Filed under SPORTS

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. ...

Croup’s Corner – Home court advantage… Finally

Written By Josh Croup, Sports Columnist

October 17, 2017


Filed under SPORTS

What is home to you? At this point in your college career, do you call your dorm your home, especially if you never leave it during the day? Do you still call your parents’ place your home, or have you been removed from there for so long that it’s just your parents’ place now? In sports, a h...

Women’s soccer tallies two shutouts in return home

Women’s soccer tallies two shutouts in return home

Written By Allison Schubert, Copy Editor

October 10, 2017


Filed under SPORTS

The women’s soccer team recorded two more shutout wins in conference play this weekend against Midway University and Brescia University, both at Highmark Stadium. The first came on Friday against Midway with a 1-0 victory. Even with the one-goal margin, the Pioneers outshot the Eagles 21-2, with nearl...

Cross Country has strong showing at lone local meet

Cross Country has strong showing at lone local meet

Written By Emily MacIntyre

October 10, 2017


Filed under PHOTOS, SPORTS

The cross country team ran the Carnegie Mellon University Invitational Saturday, which acted as a home meet right in the team’s backyard of Schenley Park. The women’s team ran first at 10 a.m., just missing the heat of the day and continuing their streak of success, placing in seventh of 16 tea...

Volleyball takes over division lead

Volleyball takes over division lead

Written By Dara Collins, Co-Sports Editor

October 10, 2017


Filed under SPORTS

After a five-set loss to Asbury University Sept. 30, Point Park volleyball ended its four game winning streak. The Pioneers are now in the driver’s seat to rebuild a new streak after a week of three straight conference victories. “I think we focused more on our side of the net than what was on the other ...

Centerfolds and Center Court: The Danny McGibbeny Story

Centerfolds and Center Court: The Danny McGibbeny Story

Written By Nicole Pampena, Co-News Editor

October 10, 2017


Filed under SPORTS

Danny Patrick McGibbeny’s first home run in life began at Point Park: running a centerfold in the 1972-73 basketball media guide depicting a scantily-clad woman that later earned mention in Sports Illustrated. A 1973 journalism and communications graduate, this “stunt,” as local publications cal...

Men lift RSC record to 3-1

Written By Nick Horwat, Copy Editor

October 10, 2017


Filed under SPORTS

The men’s soccer team continued their successful play this season with two more shutout victories against Midway University and Brescia University, winning the games 4-0 and 3-0 respectively, giving them a record of 8-3 and 3-1 in River States Conference (RSC) play. Ryan Daniels started in net against Midway F...

Croup’s Corner – Showing off for the family

Written By Josh Croup, Sports Columnist

October 10, 2017


Filed under SPORTS

Ah, it’s that time of year again. The free t-shirts were plenty, the free food was at its peak and the dad jokes were embarrassing (but admit it, you still laughed). Family Weekend at Point Park, especially in the Athletic Department, typically marks one of the busier weekends of the fall sport...

Hall of Fame class defined programs

Hall of Fame class defined programs

Written By Josh Croup and Allison Schubert

October 3, 2017


Filed under SPORTS

Angela Olivieri went out on a limb when she committed to play women’s soccer at Point Park, a program only in its second season when she began her career in 2006 that finished 2-14 the prior year. Lindsey Oberacker signed with a Point Park volleyball program that never won a conference championship i...