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Volleyball coach let go ahead of RSC tournament

Volleyball coach let go ahead of RSC tournament

Written By Josh Croup, Co-Sports Editor

November 7, 2017


Filed under Latest Stories, NEWS, SPORTS

Mike Bruno was fired Friday as the head volleyball coach, the Athletic Department announced. Officials declined to comment on specifics of the decision and players approached by the Globe declined to comment on the details of what led up to the firing. Bruno has coached at Point Park since 2005 and is the all-tim...

Volleyball Coach Fired

Volleyball Coach Fired

Written By Josh Croup, Co-Sports Editor

November 3, 2017


Filed under Latest Stories, NEWS, SPORTS

Mike Bruno was fired as the head volleyball coach, the athletic department announced Friday.  Assistant coach Bridget Bielich is the acting head coach. The volleyball team will play at Indiana University of Pennsylvania tomorrow evening in the last regular season game of the year. The Pioneers...

Men bounce back in finale

Men bounce back in finale

Written By Nick Horwat, Co-A&E Editor

October 31, 2017


Filed under SPORTS

The men’s soccer team closed off the regular season last Saturday with a 5-1 victory over Carlow University. Despite losing their previous two games the Pioneers did not feel defeated after losing to two of the top teams in the conference and nation. “We took a lot of positives from the games...

Rajahpillay hopes to make difference on and off court

Rajahpillay hopes to make difference on and off court

Written By Derek Malush

October 31, 2017


Filed under SPORTS

In the summer of 2005, avid 10-year-old basketball player Gavin Rajahpillay witnessed a kid just like himself get launched into the limelight of sports entertainment in the movie “Like Mike”, an American film about Michael Jordan.While the youngster was living on the African island of Maritius, he...

Volleyball division hopes dashed at home

Volleyball division hopes dashed at home

Written By Dara Collins, Co-Sports Editor

October 31, 2017


Filed under SPORTS

The Pioneer volleyball team completed a road sweep before returning home last weekend to fight for first place in its division and play in the 10th annual Volley for Vision event. The team played one of its most important games of the season last Friday (Oct. 27) against Indiana University (IU) East. ...

Women shutout to end season

Written By Allison Schubert, Copy Editor

October 31, 2017


Filed under SPORTS

The women’s soccer team played its last two games of the regular season last week but failed to score in either. The first loss came on Wednesday as they hosted non-conference opponent Shawnee State University, a member of the Mid-South Conference. The Bears were 3-0 against River States Conference...

Croup’s Corner – Volley for Vision reaches new heights

Written By Josh Croup, Sports Columnist

October 31, 2017


Filed under SPORTS

Ten years ago, the Point Park volleyball team started a tradition that has grown stronger with every passing year. It goes beyond a tradition of a pregame ritual or a celebration after victories. It even goes beyond the winning tradition that the volleyball program has instilled over the years. The...

XC squads claim team, individual victories at RSC preview meet

XC squads claim team, individual victories at RSC preview meet

Written By Josh Croup, Co-Sports Editor

October 24, 2017


Filed under SPORTS

The men’s and women’s cross country teams dominated their dress rehearsal Saturday at the Asbury University Invitational ahead of the Nov. 4 River States Conference (RSC) meet. It was the last chance for both squads to compete before conferences and also against RSC competition, with six teams repr...

Women’s soccer knocks off top two RSC teams

Women’s soccer knocks off top two RSC teams

Written By Josh Croup, Co-Sports Editor

October 24, 2017


Filed under SPORTS

Point Park entered last weekend on the verge of missing the conference tournament for the first time in six years, needing to pick up wins against the top two teams in the River States Conference (RSC) to stay alive in the postseason race. Friday and Sunday against West Virginia Tech and Rio Grande, ...

Men’s soccer forces OT on No. 3 Rio

Men’s soccer forces OT on No. 3 Rio

Written By Josh Croup, Co-Sports Editor

October 24, 2017


Filed under SPORTS

The men’s soccer team dropped two tough 3-2 finals against two of the top teams in the River States Conference (RSC) last weekend, ending its five-game winning streak and dropping the club to fourth in the conference standings. The anticipated home weekend began against West Virginia Tech on Friday nigh...

Volleyball drops 3 straight on road

Written By Dara Collins, Co-Sports Editor

October 24, 2017


Filed under SPORTS

The volleyball team ended its third four-game winning streak and suffered three consecutive losses on the road last week. The Pioneers kicked off the weekend of road matches at non-conference Mount Vernon Nazarene University in Ohio last Thursday. The Cougars swept the Pioneers 25-16, 25-21 and 25-...

Torres balances running, makeup, YouTube channel

Written By Lauren Ortego, Co-Copy Desk Chief

October 24, 2017


Filed under SPORTS

Being a full-time student, collegiate athlete, working two jobs and running a YouTube channel with over 11,000 subscribers sounds like a full plate for a 21-year-old, but Eric “Spiffy” Torres came with his own fork, knife and appetite. “I’ve always been very energetic, very just out there and...