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Pioneers drop season finale

Oct. 27, 2008

SOUTH EUCLID, Ohio – The Point Park women’s soccer team lost to Notre Dame (Ohio), 4-0, in an American Mideast Conference match Monday.

Point Park finished its season with a record of 4-10-4 overall and 1-9-3 in the AMC. The Pioneers fell behind, 2-0, at the half and an own goal in the 57th minute made the deficit 3-0.

Notre Dame held a 13-5 advantage in shots, and Emily Tomalewski (Pittsburgh/Chartiers Valley) and Liz Velez (Erie/General McLane) each made two savers for the Pioneers.

Point Park’s Angela Olivieri (Edinboro/General McLane), pictured left, scored a team-high 10 goals on the year. She led the Pioneers with 21 points and was one of only seven players in the AMC to reach double digits in goals. Olivieri, a junior forward, is the all-time leading scorer for the Point Park women’s soccer program, which is in its fourth year as a varsity sport.

Olivieri had 10 goals in the first 11 games including four goals in a 7-0 victory over Chatham. As a team, the Pioneers had 20 goals on the year.

Tomalewski, a four-year starter, started all 18 games in goal for the Pioneers, and for the second straight year is among the league leaders in saves. In 10 of her starts she gave up one goal or less including four games in which she did not allow a goal.

Point Park won four of its first six matches and was 1-1 in the AMC after a victory over Ursuline Sept. 16.

The Pioneers will play exhibition games in Europe over spring break including games in France and the Netherlands.