#20 Point Park completes regular season at 14-2 with 3-0 win at Asbury (Ky.)
Nov. 1, 2014
WILMORE, Ky. -- No. 20-ranked Point Park University men's soccer completed the regular season with a record of 14-2 overall and a perfect, 4-0 record in the KIAC after Saturday's 3-0, KIAC victory at Asbury (Ky.) in the regular season finale.
The Pioneers (14-2, 4-0 KIAC) won their final 10 games of the regular season, including a 4-0 showing in the KIAC for the third year in a row. Point Park will enter the postseason as winners of 14 of their last 15 games.
The victory at Asbury gives the Pioneers the KIAC Regular Season championship for the third year in a row. Point Park is 12-0 KIAC since joining the conference in 2012. When including playoffs, the Pioneers are 15-0 versus KIAC competition in that span.
It was a clean game all the way around on Saturday with the 3-0 victory over Asbury (6-9, 1-2 KIAC). The Pioneers did not allow a shot with a 10-0 lead in that depart and earned their sixth shutout of the year.
Lucas Silva gave Point Park a 1-0 lead with his penalty kick in the 20th minute. Silva got the penalty opportunity when Asbury keeper John Burns got a card in the area for a dangerous tackle.
Just before the half, Silva found Lucas Godinho for a header on a corner kick for a 2-0 lead in the 42nd minute. The Pioneers had many corner kick opportunities in the opening half and got that one to go for the commanding lead.
Point Park built its 3-0 lead in the 59th minute when Godhinho made a great a assist to set up Gabriel Colombo's goal. Godhino saved the ball on the end line and volleyed it behind him to Colombo.
Derrik Whiten played all 90 minutes as Point Park goalkeeper and was not called upon to make a save as the defense did not allow a clean look from Asbury for the duration.
Point Park will be idle until the KIAC/GCAC Unaffiliated Group Tournament, which begins Nov. 8. The Pioneers will have a bye into the semifinals of the six-team, single-elimination tournament in which the champion will receive an automatic bid to the NAIA national tournament.
The KIAC/GCAC Tournament semifinals and finals will be hosted by Asbury (Ky.) Nov. 14-15. The Pioneers await their semifinal matchup Nov. 14. Check the Point Park athletics website for postseason news as it becomes available.
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