Walsh tops Point Park, 4-1, O'Donnell has big game for Pioneers
Oct. 20, 2009
CHESWICK, Pa. - Point Park lost to Walsh, 4-1, Tuesday in an American Mideast Conference men's soccer game although Pioneers' goalkeeper Zeke O'Donnell registered a career high for saves in a game.
O'Donnell, a sophomore from Butler, made 16 saves in a losing effort and made several outstanding stops while facing 25 shots.
Walsh (9-5 overall, 4-3 AMC) scored three goals the first 38 minutes to take a 3-0 halftime lead. The Cavaliers held a 25-8 advantage in shots, but did not get on the board again until the 89th minute when Jordan Semple scored the game's final goal.
Point Park (1-12-1, 0-7-1) cut the deficit to 3-1 on Shane Lucas' third goal of the season in the 63th minute. Lucas (West Homestead/Steel Valley) is second on the team with three goals.
Julian Trustedt (Berlin, Germany), who had missed the last four games due to injury, picked up an assist on Lucas' goal. Trustedt played the second half of Tuesday's game.
Ben Truax scored two goals the first 15 minutes to give the Cavaliers a 2-0 lead. Walsh led 3-0 after Chad Flath's goal with seven minutes left in the first half.
Point Park continues AMC play Saturday with a road game at Notre Dame (Ohio) Saturday at 2:30 p.m. Notre Dame was ranked sixth in this week's NAIA Men's Soccer Coaches' Top 25 poll.
Pictured above, Shane Lucas drives home his third goal of the season Tuesday vs. Walsh. The junior defender drilled the ball top shelf to cut the Walsh lead to 3-1. Photo by Jack Megaw.