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M. Soccer Recap

Point Park men's soccer scores three unanswered goals in 3-1 win over WVU Tech

Sept. 17, 2013 at 10:30 p.m. ET


Highlights from the Point Park Sports Network broadcast above with Kevin Taylor and Alex Sala. Video by Liz Kersey.

BOX SCORE

 

PITTSBURGH -- The Point Park University men's soccer team scored three unanswered goals to beat West Virginia Tech, 3-1, on Tuesday in an NAIA non-conference game at Highmark Stadium.

The Pioneers (2-2-1, 0-0 KIAC) beat a good WVU Tech (6-2-1, 2-0 conf.) team thanks to a goal and an assist by Max Flick, and the game-winning goal by Dominic Canello. Gabriel Colombo capped the comeback off a turnover to give Point Park the comfortable lead.

WVU Tech took control when Pittsburgh, Pa., native Tyler Fabian opened the scoring in the 20th minute. A big, tall back line for the Golden Bears was keeping Point Park at bay until Flick made a great goal from the edge of the 18 and into the upper 90 with just over eight minutes left in the first half.

Not only did Flick pull the Pioneers even at the half, he also set up Canello for the game-winner early in the second half. From his right outside midfield spot, Flick found Canello on the left side with a cross, and Canello banged it home at the 49:44 mark.

Flick is a sophomore from Beaver Falls, Pa., and a transfer from Geneva. Canello, who leads the Pioneers with five goals on the year, is a sophomore from Keystone Oaks High School and a transfer from Slippery Rock.

Colombo, a junior from Brazil, picked up a turnover from the WVU Tech keepER in the 72nd minute and put in an easy goal, his second of the year.

Point Park held a 15-13 advantage in shots although the Golden Bears led in corners, 8-5. Derrik Whiten played a strong game as the Point Park keeper with six saves and just the one goal against.

WVU Tech, which beat Point Park, 3-1, last year, has eight starters returning from last year's team, which was 18-2-1 overall in 2012. The Golden Bears are an NAIA independent team, and they dropped to 6-2-1 overall with the loss.

Point Park is in action again on Saturday with a road game at NCAA Division II Shippensburg. Game time is 4 p.m. Fans can follow the game with Live Stats.

Tuesday's game with WVU Tech was broadcast on the Point Park Sports Network. PPSN apologizes for an error on the iHigh.com server that prevented the first half from airing live. Fans can watch the game in its entirety On-Demand at www.iHigh.com/PointParkSportsNetwork

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