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Point Park women’s soccer wins season opener against Malone

Sept. 3, 2015 12:07 a.m. ET

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Senior Beth Millican scored the game-winning goal in the 2-1 win against Malone.

PITTSBURGH – Point Park University women’s soccer won its season opener Thursday evening against Malone University, 2-1, at Highmark Stadium behind senior Beth Millican’s game-winning goal in the final minute of play.

The teams were evenly matched throughout the game, and the score was 0-0 at the half.

Point Park senior goalkeeper Erica Roney stopped seven shots throughout the match, but Malone (0-1) struck first with an unassisted goal by junior Christine Najjar in the 60th minute.

Backed by a strong home crowd, Point Park (1-0) answered less than 10 minutes later when Erin Gilmartin scored off an assist from Noel Hartle in the 64th minute.

With the game tied 1-1 and less than a minute left, Gilmartin sent a cross from the right side, and Millican tapped it in from six yards for the game-winning goal.

Malone and Point Park were evenly matched with shots at 14 and 12 respectively.

Point Park hosts NAIA member St. Catharine (Ky.) Saturday for a 1 p.m. match.

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