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XC CHAMPIONS: Women race to RSC title, men finish 2nd to claim spot at NAIA nationals

XC CHAMPIONS: Women race to RSC title, men finish 2nd to claim spot at NAIA nationals

Written By Emily MacIntyre

November 7, 2017


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Last weekend the Pioneers came out on top at the 2017 River States Conference (RCS) Men’s and Women’s Cross Country Championship at Asbury University in Kentucky. The women’s team were the champions of the meet, coming in first place of 12 teams. Junior Anna Shields took first place with a time...

Penalty kicks after 110 scoreless minutes end women’s soccer’s quest for three-peat

Penalty kicks after 110 scoreless minutes end women’s soccer’s quest for three-peat

Written By Allison Schubert, Copy Editor

November 7, 2017


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Sophomore goalkeeper Ashtyn Webb made 10 saves and scored on a penalty kick in the shootout of the River States Conference (RSC) tournament quarterfinals against Ohio Christian University (OCU), but it was not enough to advance the Pioneers to the next round. The last time Point Park met the Trailblazer...

WVU Tech tops men’s soccer on road in RSC quarterfinal matchup

WVU Tech tops men’s soccer on road in RSC quarterfinal matchup

Written By Nick Horwat, Co-A&E Editor

November 7, 2017


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The men’s soccer season was cut short on Saturday after suffering a 3-1 loss to West Virginia University (WVU) Tech in the River States Conference (RSC) quarterfinals. The Pioneers were going into the playoffs after one of the best seasons in program history. Point Park won 11 games for just the fi...

Key assets return to women’s basketball team to mix with deep roster, new recruits

Written By Allison Schubert, Copy Editor

November 7, 2017


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Women’s basketball head coach Tony Grenek is going into this year looking for an improvement from last season, the first time his team missed the playoffs since his arrival at Point Park in 2011. Ten players from that team return to this season’s 18-player roster in hopes of making it to the playoff...

Pompeani father-daughter duo to talk TV industry

Pompeani father-daughter duo to talk TV industry

Written By Noah Strackbein

November 7, 2017


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Bob Pompeani graduated from Point Park University in 1982 and jumped right into a career at KDKA as a sports anchor. Celina Pompeani graduated in 2013, and four years later would find herself as PensTV talent and KDKA’s morning traffic reporter, following her father’s footsteps. Like father, ...

Men’s basketball looks to rebound from 8-20 season

Men’s basketball looks to rebound from 8-20 season

Written By Derek Malush

November 7, 2017


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The Point Park men’s basketball team enters the 2017-18 season ranked 10th of the 13 teams in the River States Conference (RSC) Preseason Coaches’ Poll, as the Pioneers look to shift gears from last season in hopes for a playoff berth. After missing the playoffs last season with an 8-20 overall r...

Croup’s Corner – Proud Pioneer after the first “last” of year

Written By Josh Croup, Sports Columnist

November 7, 2017


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I knew my senior year was going to be full of “lasts” before it began, but I don’t think I was ready for my first big last moment on Saturday. The soccer season officially came to an end Saturday as the men’s and women’s teams fell in the River States Conference (RSC) quarterfinal matchups. ...

Volleyball preps for conference tournament

Written By Dara Collins, Co-Sports Editor

November 7, 2017


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Point Park volleyball wrapped up its regular season with two straight wins, and head coach Mike Bruno’s 13-year career with the Pioneers ended last week. The Pioneers hosted the Carlow Celtics in their final conference home game of the season last Tuesday. Point Park played Carlow earlier in the seas...

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


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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


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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...