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Point Park suffers 5-0 setback in AMC game at Cedarville

Oct. 2, 2010

CEDARVILLE, Pa. -- The Point Park University men's soccer team suffered a 5-0 setback at the hands of Cedarville University in an American Mideast Conference game Saturday afternoon.

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Cedarville (9-2 overall, 2-0 AMC) won its seventh-consecutive game by scoring twice in the first 13 minutes and running out to a 3-0 halftime lead.

Point Park (6-3 overall, 1-2 AMC) suffered its widest margin of defeat on the year and lost for the first time by shutout. The Pioneers entered Saturday's game having given up more than two goals only once on the year.

Cedarville held a 24-4 advantage in shots and had an 11-0 edge in corner kicks. Cedarville had 12 shots on goal, and Point Park had zero in that category.

The Yellow Jackets, who were celebrating their homecoming weekend, had five different players score a goal.

Point Park goalkeeper Zeke O'Donnell (Butler, Pa./Butler) played all 90 minutes and made seven saves.

The Pioneers will be down a couple of important starters for their next game, which is next Saturday at AMC foe Daemen. Starting central defender Andres Escobar (Medillin, Colombia/Lincoln College) and forward Francis Tabi (Kumasi, Ghana), one of the leading scorers, will each miss the Daemen game because they picked up red cards on Saturday.