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Pioneers score four goals in second to win going away at Daemen

Oct. 8, 2011

Wendelin Hobel had two goals in Point Park's 5-3 win at Daemen. Photo by Barbara Fischer.


AMHERST, N.Y. -- The Point Park University men's soccer team scored four times in the second half to win at Daemen College, 5-3, in an American Mideast Conference game Saturday.

Wendelin Hobel, from Austria, had two goals, and Francis Tabi, from Ghana, added a goal and an assist to help the Pioneers improve to 8-2-1 overall and 3-1-1 in the AMC.

A goal by Daemen (3-6, 1-3 AMC) in the final seconds made the final margin two scores, but Point Park's strong second half had already put the game away.

Tabi scored an unassisted goal in the 23rd minute for a 1-0 Point Park lead, and the score remained that way into the half.

Daemen's Kyle Clifford scored his 11th goal of the year off a corner kick in the 56th minute to knot things up at 1-1, but then the Point Park offense scored the next three goals.

After Hobel scored the first of his two goals in the 62 minute, Alex Sala scored on a penalty kick less than three minutes later.

Hobel scored off an assist from Tabi in th 71st minute for a 4-1 lead, although Daemen got the lead back down to two goals when Clifford scored in the 74th minute.

But Point Park's Matt Annecchiarico re-built the three-goal margin for the Pioneers with his goal with 6:49 remaining.

After Saturday's game, Point Park now has four players who have double-digit points on the year. Lucas Silva leads the way with 18 points (9 G, 0 A), Tabi is next with 16 points (7 G, 2 A) followed by Hobel at 15 (4 G, 7 A) and Annecchiarico at 12 (5 G, 2 A).

Point Park held a 23-16 edge in shots. Goalkeeper Mitchell Kelman, last week's AMC Defensive Player of the Week, came up with five saves.

Point Park is off until next Friday, Oct. 14 when it travels to Houghton. The Pioneers visit Roberts Wesleyan the very next day for the second half of a two-day road trip to New York.