Cedarville pulls away in second half, stays unbeaten in AMC
Oct. 17, 2009
PITTSBURGH - Cedarville scored three goals in the final 30 minutes on its way to a 4-0 victory over Point Park in an American Mideast Conference men's soccer game Saturday.
The game was played at Rebel Field on the campus of Seton-LaSalle High School because rainy weather this week forced the game to be moved from Point Park's home field, Founders Field.
In a steady rain and temperatures in the 30s, Cedarville (8-3-3) clung to a 1-0 lead through the first 60 minutes before putting the game out of reach down the stretch. The Yellow Jackets stayed unbeaten in the AMC and have a 3-0-2 league record.
Point Park (1-11-1 overall, 0-6-1 AMC) fell behind, 1-0, after 10:45 when Matt Niemic opened the scoring with an unassisted goal. But the Pioneers held firm the next 50 minutes before Cedarville's lopsided shot advantage started to take its toll.
Cedarville held a 31-3 advantage in shots, and the Yellow Jackets fired 19 shots after halftime.
Point Park goalkeeper Zeke O'Donnell (Butler/Butler) made 11 saves, with eight coming in the second half, but it wasn't enough to hold off the Cedarville offense.
Joseph Mueller gave Cedarville a 2-0 lead in the 61st minute, and he made it a three-goal game 10 minutes later with his second goal of the game. James Twinem added the last goal in the 81st minute.
Point Park welcomes Walsh for an AMC game Tuesday at 7 p.m.
Pictured above, Point Park midfielder Tercio Garofalo works against Cedarville players Eric Newman and Jason Bender. Photo by Jack Megaw, Point Park athletics.