Point Park rallies for 3-2 win at Brescia, picks up two KIAC wins on road trip
Sept. 15, 2012 at 9:25 p.m. ET
Pictured: Point Park men's soccer in a team huddle prior to the game vs. Allegheny. Photo by Evan Skowvron.
OWENSBORO, Ky. -- The Point Park University men's soccer team rallied for a 3-2 win at Brescia (Ky.) University on Saturday to complete a 2-0 weekend on its Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference road trip.
Point Park (3-3, 3-0 KIAC) erased a 2-0 halftime deficit to Brescia (1-3, 0-1 KIAC) with three goals in the second half and now sits atop the KIAC men's soccer standings at an unbeaten 3-0.
Point Park has just one KIAC game remaining -- at home Oct. 6 vs. Cincinnati Christian. The Pioneers started their weekend with a dramatic, 2-1 win in double overtime at preseason conference favorite Asbury (Ky.) on Friday night.
With many players having played all 109 minutes in the win at Asbury -- which ended just 18 hours before kickoff at Brescia -- Point Park rested some starters early in the second game of the weekend.
Point Park quickly went behind, 2-0, as Brescia's James Anderson scored in the 10th and 26th minutes. Anderson took 11 of Brescia's 14 total shots and had virtually the entire offensive attack centered around him.
After trailing, 2-0, at halftime, things started to turn Point Park's way, beginning with an own goal that cut it to 2-1 in the 55th minute. Five minutes later, Point Park was given a penalty kick, and Francis Tabi (Kumasi, Ghana) made good on the chance to tie it at 2-2 in the 60th minute.
The game-winner was put in by Alex Sala (Weiler, Austria) in the 76th minute after taking an assist from Matt Annecchiarico (Woodbridge, Ontario).
Point Park held a slight edge in shots, 16-14. Point Park goal keeper Mitchell Kelman made seven saves and picked up the victory in going the distance.
The Pioneers have now won three of their last four games to pull their record to an even 3-3 overall. Point Park is outscoring its opponents 13-4 in that stretch.
Point Park's next game is Friday, Sept. 21 at Grove City (4 p.m.). That game will end a stretch of Point Park having played six of its first seven games away from home. The Pioneers return home Sept. 23 vs. Daemen (1 p.m.).
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