Point Park men rout Berea (Ky.) on Senior Day to complete perfect KIAC record
Oct. 26, 2013 at 11:59 p.m ET
Max Flick was one of six players to score in the 6-0 win over Berea (Ky.). Photo by Christopher Squeier.
PITTSBURGH -- Point Park University men's soccer had six different players score in a 6-0, home victory over Berea (Ky.) College on Senior Day Saturday at Highmark Stadium as the Pioneers completed a perfect, 4-0 record in KIAC play.
Point Park (10-6-1, 4-0-0 KIAC) has never lost a KIAC game in two years in the conference. The Pioneers have gone 4-0 KIAC each of the last two seasons since joining the league.
Point Park's balanced scoring on Saturday put the finishing touches on the regular season, and the Pioneers will now look ahead to the KIAC/GCAC Tournament Nov. 5-9 in which they will have the No. 1 seed and home-field advantage as long as they stay alive.
Point Park had already locked up the KIAC regular season title before Saturday's game, and it celebrated Senior Day with three goals in each half. The Pioneers recognized their seven seniors before the game. Two seniors scored with Anil Kapur (London, England) scoring in the 45th minute for a 3-0 lead at the break, and Frazer McKinlay (Perth, Scotland) capped the game for the 6-0 lead in the 81st minute.
Lucas Silva (Sao Paulo, Brazil) scored his eighth goal of the year for the 1-0 lead in the 18th minute. Max Flick (Beaver Falls, Pa.) followed with a penalty kick in the 19th minute and a 2-0 lead.
Troy Dolanch (Carroll Twp., Pa.) made it 4-0 in the 62nd minute, and Dominic Canello (Pittsburgh, Pa) increased the lead to 69th minute. Point Park midfielder and captain Jonty Loukes (Sheffield, England) totaled four assists on the day.
Zak Borzovoy got the start in goal and made seven saves in 90 minutes. Borozovy, from Canada, had been penciled in as the starter at the beginning of the year and started the season opener before being injured in the first game.
Point Park a big advantge in shots of 29-10 over Berea (6-9, 1-3 KIAC).
Seniors on Senior Day included Matt Dziak (D, North Versailles), Brett Gwosden (D/M, Elizabeth, Pa.), Craig Fisher (M, Pittsburgh, Pa.), Anil Kapur (D, England), Filippo Martinuzzi (D, Italy), Frazer McKinlay (D, Scotland) and Romida Nanko (Cameroon).
The official bracket for the KIAC/GCAC Tournament will be released in the coming week. Point Park is expected to have the No. 1 seed and the bye in the semifinals that comes with it. The sixt-team tournament begins Nov. 5 with the top two seeds having byes that date. The first-round winners visit the No. 1 and 2 seeds Nov. 7 for the semifinals. The finals are Nov. 9 at the highest remaining seed.
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