Point Park men's soccer gets offense going in 5-2 victory at Waynesburg
Sept. 9, 2014 at 11:59 p.m. ET
Lucas Silva (10) works against Waynesburg's Trenton Spear (23) in the Tuesday's win. Photo by Tyler Wolfe, WU athletics.
WAYNESBURG, Pa. -- The Point Park University men's soccer team got its offense going in Tuesday night's 5-2, non-conference victory at Waynesburg University.
The Pioneers (2-1, 0-0 KIAC) came in with one goal for in their first two games, but they multiplied their season goal total by five in the win over the Yellow Jackets (1-2-2).
Point Park's top returning scorers did most of the damage. Junior midfielder Max Flick, from Beaver Falls, Pa., scored two goals, which helped the Pioneers overcome an early deficit and never look back. Lucas Silva, from Sao Paulo, Brazil, tallied a goal and two assists, and Jonty Loukes, from Sheffield, England, got a goal and an assist.
Waynesburg got an early tally when Cody Lemke scored an unassisted goal just 1:23 into the game. But Flick scored two goals five minutes apart to give Point Park the lead for good. The equalizer came in the 14th minute from Silva, and Point Park went up 2-1 on Flick's goal in the 19th minute, which was assisted by Loukes.
Later in the first half, Silva found Loukes for a goal and a 3-1 lead in the 29th minute. Silva then scored on a penalty kick in the 31st minute to stretch the lead to 4-1.
Lemke added his second goal of the game just 10 minute before halftime, but Waynesburg would get no closer than 4-2 the rest of the way. Point Park, holding a 25-11 advantage in shots, held things there until freshman Alan Ramos, from San Antonio, Texas, scored his first-career goal in the 82nd minute. Cristian Mika assisted on the play.
Point Park jumped out to the 4-1 lead by holding a 15-4 advantage in shots the first 45 minutes. Junior Zak Borzovoy, from Toronto, made three saves in 90 minutes as Pioneers goalkeeper to get the victory.
The Pioneers get back into non-conference action with Saturday's home game versus NAIA Northwestern Ohio. Kickoff is 2:30 p.m. at Highmark Stadium and admission is free. It is the second half of a home-and-home series between the teams started last year with Northwestern Ohio winning, 2-1, a home in 2013. UNOH (3-0-1) has victories over NAIA Top 25 receiving votes teams SCAD Savannah and Olivet Nazarene and a 3-3 (2OT) tie versus No. 18 Thomas.
Watch Live -- Point Park vs. Northwestern Ohio Sat., Sept. 13 at 2:30 p.m. (Point Park Sports Network)
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