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Point Park ends season with narrow, 3-2 loss to Notre Dame (OH) in 2 OT

Oct. 30, 2010

CHESWICK, Pa. -- The Point Park University women's soccer team was the victim of an own goal in double overtime of a 3-2 loss to visiting Notre Dame (OH) College Saturday evening at Founders Field.


The Pioneers lost the American Mideast Conference game when a cross into the box bounced off a Point Park player at into the goal in the 107th minute.  The loss ended the Pioneers' season at 4-13 overall and 0-10 in the AMC.

Notre Dame improved to 8-3-4 overall and 7-2-1 in the AMC and will march on to the conference playoffs. The Falcons were just a few minutes away from registering their fifth tie of the season before the game-winner went in off a fortunate bounce.

For Point Park, the end result put  a damper on what was a strong showing against a playoff team. The Pioneers forced overtime when freshman forward Colleen Poploski streaked down the left sideline for her team-leading, sixth goal of the year in the 80th minute.

After a scoreless first overtime, Notre Dame got the game-winner late in the second extra period.

Notre Dame, which held a 32-16 edge in shots, got on the board first when Carly Clarke scored in the 22nd minute. But the score was 1-1 at the half thanks to Kileigh Williams, who tied things up for Point Park in the 41st minute. Williams, a freshman from Marion, Ind., had four goals this season.

The Falcons staked a 2-1 lead 10 minutes into the second half when Lauren Kobylik connected with Katie Christensen for a goal in the 55th minute. It was the second assist of the game for Kobylik, who was adept at crossing passes from the right side.

Point Park goalkeeper Anna Shaw, a freshman from Mingo Junction, Ohio, made 10 saves while playing the entire game.

Point Park celebrated its Senior Night Saturday, and seniors Jo Jo Altebrando, Melia Muckle, Ashley Goodsell, Amanda Trainor and Frankie Donlon were honored. The five seniors played their final games at Founders Field, and that group helped greatly to develop a young program that reached varsity status in 2005.