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Rugby drops opening match

Rugby drops opening match

Written By Mary Anne Dogget

September 12, 2017


Filed under PHOTOS, SPORTS

Senior Daymon Long carries the ball against Grove City College in the rugby club’s opening contest of the season Saturday in a 38-17 loss. The Pioneers plays Robert Morris University Thursday at 7 p.m. at RMU.

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Volleyball rebounds on road after home opener

Volleyball rebounds on road after home opener

Written By Dara Collins, Co-Sports Editor

September 12, 2017


Filed under SPORTS

Fans packed the Student Center Gym for the volleyball team’s home opener last Tuesday, and the Pioneers continued to compete in their third weekend road tournament in a row. Point Park hosted NCAA Division II University of Pitt-Johnstown (UPJ) last Tuesday, Sept. 5. The Pioneers took the lead early in se...

Croup’s Corner – Combat boots and soccer cleats

Croup’s Corner – Combat boots and soccer cleats

Written By Josh Croup, Sports Columnist

September 12, 2017


Filed under SPORTS

We tend to get so caught up with the little things in life that we forget the bigger picture. Competition and the world of sports help us escape the real world. We can come home, turn on the TV or get on our devices and watch sports and connect with our favorite team to forget about our problems f...

Shields wins, leads fast return to course

Shields wins, leads fast return to course

Written By Robert Berger, Co-News Editor

September 5, 2017


Filed under SPORTS

Junior Anna Shields won the Walsh University Women’s Cross Country Invitational Saturday, breaking a school and personal record. Freshman Alyssa Boyd recorded the fastest time of any Point Park freshman making their cross country debut. Junior captain Sean Hilverding of the men’s team finished 15th...

Confidence boost needed after weak home start

Confidence boost needed  after weak home start

Written By Nick Horwat, Copy Editor

September 5, 2017


Filed under SPORTS

The men’s soccer team started the season with a 0-2 record, only scoring a single goal between the first two games last week. In the first game last Wednesday, the Pioneers squared off against the No. 2 ranked team in the United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA), the Florida National U...

Women’s soccer blanked in Michigan season opener

Women’s soccer blanked in Michigan season opener

Written By Allison Schubert, Copy Editor

September 5, 2017


Filed under SPORTS

The women’s soccer team opened regular season play last Friday at the Cougar Classic in Michigan, but failed to get on the scoreboard in each of the team’s first two games. Point Park opened the weekend against the host-school, No. 2 Spring Arbor University on Friday. With last year’s starting goalkeeper...

Croup’s Corner – Scary good Shields

Croup’s Corner – Scary good Shields

Written By Josh Croup, Sports Columnist

September 5, 2017


Filed under SPORTS

The men’s and women’s cross country teams could be at their best yet this season. Their recruiting class for both teams have been touted by head coach Kelly Parsley, now in his fourth year at the school and third year as the head cross country coach, as the best he’s ever had at Point Park. L...

Early winning streak cut short

Early winning streak cut short

Written By Dara Collins, Co-Sports Editor

September 5, 2017


Filed under SPORTS

The volleyball team traveled to Ohio last weekend for the Emileigh Cooper Memorial Tournament hosted by the University of Rio Grande. Entering the tournament on a four-game winning streak, a rocky first few matches set the Pioneers back in regular season standings. Point Park opened up against Mount V...

Bubon officially begins head coaching career

Bubon officially begins head coaching career

Written By Josh Croup, Co-Sports Editor

August 29, 2017


Filed under SPORTS

Life has no guarantees. Gabe Bubon knew that entering this summer. He spent last year as the interim head men’s basketball coach after working as the assistant coach for 12 years to Bob Rager, who took a leave of absence last season following a 27-year coaching career. Rager’s retirement was...

Women’s soccer aims for RSC three-peat

Women’s soccer aims for RSC three-peat

Written By Allison Schubert, Copy Editor

August 29, 2017


Filed under SPORTS

At the beginning of the 2016 women’s soccer season, head coach Maggie Kuhn never imagined that just one year later she would be aiming to lead her team to its third straight year as River States Conference (RSC) champions, but that is the exact position she finds herself in now. Last year, her team...

Deep, strong cross country squads eye up Vancouver run

Deep, strong cross country squads eye up Vancouver run

Written By Dara Collins, Co-Sports Editor

August 29, 2017


Filed under SPORTS

The 2017 men’s and women’s cross country teams look to unite to complete the quest to nationals in Vancouver, Wash. The men placed sixth at the River States Conference (RSC) Championships last year while the women placed third. The Pioneers started the 2016 season strong before everything took a t...

Expanded volleyball roster seeks nationals return

Expanded volleyball roster seeks nationals return

Written By Mike Turk

August 29, 2017


Filed under SPORTS

With the 2017 volleyball season right around the corner, the 2016 River States Conference (RSC) regular season champions are feeling confident about its season despite being a team with an extended roster of 17 players. Mike Bruno, the RSC Coach of the Year in 2016, did a lot of recruiting in the offs...