Point Park shuts out Fisher again, Walstra ties record for wins at the school
Sept. 25, 2011
Point Park men's soccer coach Jeroen Walstra is one win shy of tying a school record for victories.
Next Game: Wednesday, Sept. 28 vs. Salem International, 6 p.m., Founders Field
Head Coach Jeroen Walstra can break the school record for wins with a victory
CHESWICK, Pa. -- The Point Park University men's soccer team shut out Fisher College, 8-0, Sunday at Founders Field, and Pioneers head coach Jeroen Walstra tied the school record for career coaching victories.
For Point Park (6-2, 2-1 AMC), it was the second shutout in as many days over winless Fisher (0-7, 0-6 AMC). The new American Mideast Conference members lost at Point Park, 6-0, Saturday night.
Walstra, a native of the Netherlands who is in his fifth year in charge of the Point Park men, has now won 23 games in his four and a half years with the Pioneers. He is tied with Oli Theordorsson for the program's all-time lead.
Theodorsson, a former Point Park player and a 2011 inductee into the Pioneer Athletic Hall of Fame, won 23 games in four years as coach from 1998-2001. He was an NAIA all-region player for the Pioneers from 1995-97.
Point Park can have Walstra break the record with a win Wednesday night versus Salem International. Game time is 6 p.m. at Founders.
Point Park led Fisher, 5-0, at halftime Sunday. Francis Tabi got the scoring started in the 8th minute, and Lucas Silva and Matt Annecchiarico each scored two goals before the break.
Jack Pilkinton scored the first goal of hist Point Park career early in the second half. Miguel Alvarez and Andrew Wellman also added goals before the game was through.
Alvarez had a goal and an assist, and also getting helpers were Anthony Russo, Brett Gwosden, Wendelin Hobel and Max Kovalchuck.
Five of Point Park's six wins have come by shutout. Sophomore goalkeeper Mitchell Kelman went the distance with four saves. It was the fourth time that he earned a shutout, and he was involved in a combined shutout in another game.
Point Park held a 28-9 advantage in shots.
***Note: It had been first reported on Sunday that Walstra was 1 win shy of tying the record. But the win over Fisher Sept. 25 tied him for the all-time record.***