9/15 Pioneers outscore St. Thomas Aquinas in a thrilling Double Overtime Match. The women’s soccer team picked up an intense 4-3 win in double overtime against St. Thomas Aquinas College. Junior midfielder Corrin Hayberg kicked the corner kick to sophomore defender Kaela Kovanda who scored the first goal giving the Pioneers a 1-0 lead within the first five minutes of the game. Shortly after that junior midfielder Brianna Smith received a pass from senior defender Amanda Najjar, who scored her second goal of the season. St. Thomas scored their first goal of the game to put the score at 2-1 to start the half. A few minutes later they struck again to tie the game at 2-2 before scoring again, making the score 3-2 St. Thomas. The Pioneers bounced back Najjar scored again, tying the game at 3-3. It was at the last second when Hayberg took the corner kick and passed it to Smith, who blasted the shot into the goal to win the game. This was the second double-overtime win for the Pioneers this season.
Up next for the women’s soccer team is the Lake Erie Storms. They play at home on Friday, September 18th at 4:00 P.M. in their first conference game of the season.
9/8 Women fall 9/12 Women fall 4-1 against Maine Fort Kent
The Pioneer women’s soccer team fell 4-1 in their home opener. Maine Fort Kent came out strong, scoring just two minutes into the game. Freshman midfielder Alex Carcano evened the score in the 37th minutes on a penalty shot. The tie held until the Bengals scored again in the 61st and 69th minutes. The team is back in action on Tuesday, September 15th against St. Thomas Aquinas College.
Women’s Soccer rise to 1-1 in double overtime thriller
The women’s soccer team provided ample entertainment in the game with Davis and Elkins. The Senators scored the first goal in the 83rd minute, but junior forward Christine Najjar quickly evened the score. Overtime began and remained scoreless until the 102nd minute of the match. Junior mid-fielder Brianna Smith scored the final goal of the game, making the final score 2-1.
The Pioneers will be back in action September 12 at home with the University of Maine Fort Kent.
Point Park hands Women’s Soccer heartbreaking 2-1 defeat
In a highly contested contest that saw neither team score until the second half. The outcome was going to be cruel for either side. Malone came on the losing end of a great game. After Point Park scored the winning goal with 56 seconds left but saw bright spots in the Loss. Freshman Goalkeeper Leah Rauscher made five saves. Not bad for her first college game. Junior Forward Christine Najjar scored for the pioneers to give them the early lead.
Up Next: at Davis Elkins College (WV) on Saturday, September 5th at 4:00pm