Point Park clinches right to host AMC Tournament Nov. 4-5 with win over Daemen
Oct. 22, 2011
The Point Park defense clears a ball in a game Sept. 30 vs. Houghton. Photo by Lyddia Ankrom.
CHEWICK, Pa. -- Francis Tabi scored both goals for Point Park, which won the right to host the American Mideast Conference Men's Soccer Tournament with Saturday's 2-0 conference win over visiting Daemen College at Founders Field.
Point Park is 11-3-1 overall and 6-2-1 in the AMC. The Pioneers have 19 points in the AMC standings, and second-place Roberts Wesleyan has 15. Those two teams play each other Oct. 28 in their AMC finales, and Roberts cannot catch Point Park even if it gets three points with a win over the Pioneers.
The AMC Men's Soccer Tournament is a four-team, single-elimination event. There will be two semifinals on Nov. 4 and the championship match on Nov. 5. The times and location of the games are TBA, but Point Park will serve as the host team.
Tabi, a junior forward from Ghana, scored his eighth and ninth goals of the year in the 29th and 32nd minutes to give the Pioneers all the scoring it needed. Alex Sala assisted on the first goal, and Matt Annecchiarico assisted on the second.
Point Park held a slim, 15-14 lead in shots. Each team had six shots in a scoreless second half. The game was played on a muddy pitch at Founders Field, and play was slowed down because of it.
Mitchell Kelman played all 90 minutes as Point Park goalkeeper, and the sophomore from Frederick, Md., made seven saves to notch his seventh shutout in 14 starts.
With the loss, Daemen fell to 3-10 overall, 1-7 AMC.
Details about the AMC Men's Soccer Tournament will be available in the coming weeks. Check the Point Park athletics website for future details as they become available.
Point Park will celebrate its Senior Day when it hosts Roberts Wesleyan Oct. 28 at Cupples Stadium. Kickoff is set for 11:45 a.m. at the stadium on the South Side.