Point Park men's soccer drops season opener, 1-0, at home to Wheeling Jesuit
Sept. 4, 2014 at 11:45 p.m. ET
Max Flick and the Pioneers work against the Wheeling Jesuit defense on Thursday at Highmark Stadium. Photo by Chris Squier.
PITTSBURGH -- Point Park University men's soccer controlled the play but came out on the wrong end of a 1-0, season-opening loss to NCAA Division II Wheeling Jesuit University on Thursday night at Highmark Stadium.
The Pioneers (0-1) gave away the only goal of the game on a costly turnover in the 24th minute. On a ball that was played back from the midfield to Point Park goalkeeper Zak Borzovoy, Wheeling Jesuit forward Trey Tucker took advantage by stepping in to intercept the ball before Borzovoy could get to it. Tucker then walked in all alone for an unconstested goal with no defenders between him and the goal line.
It was a an easy goal for Wheeling Jesuit (1-0), which had only a couple of chances beyond that one that was handed their way. Point Park had a 14-8 advantage in shots, which included 10-5 in the first half.
Point Park put 10 shots on goal, and Wheeling Jesuit goalkeeper Cody Thompson was the star of the game by stopping all 10 of them. One of his best was a stop of Lucas Silva's hard smash from 15 yards late in the first half.
Borzovoy made seven saves for the Pioneers, who get back into action with an NAIA, non-conference matchup at Mt. Vernon Nazarene on Saturday at 2 p.m. Live Video and Live Stats will be available courtesy of MVNU sports at this link: http://portal.stretchinternet.com/mvnu/
Thursday's game was the season debut broadcast of Point Park men's soccer on the Point Park Sports Network. Watch Live & On-Demand at Team1Sports.com/PointParkSportsNetwork
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