Point Park women’s soccer claims another clean sheet

Point Park's Tatum Fabian put the game away with a late goal. Photo by Robert Berger

PORTSMOUTH, Ohio — Point Park University women’s soccer has now won two matches in a row after Saturday night’s 2-0 shutout at Shawnee State (Ohio) University. The Pioneers (2-4) had a tough start to the year with losses to a couple of NAIA nationally ranked teams and two other losses that were heart breakers at home.

But thanks to Saturday night’s victory, the Pioneers will take their two-match win streak into the start of River States Conference play coming up next weekend. Point Park scored a goal late in each half for the win while the defense posted its second shutout in as many games.

Tia Horew, a freshman from Chartiers Valley High School, gave the Pioneers a 1-0 lead with a goal with 17 seconds left in the first half. It was her first career goal, and it came in her college debut.

The Pioneers had 10 shots in each half and held a 20-8 advantage in shots for the game. Point Park had 13 of its shot come on goal, including senior Tatum Fabian’s goal that put the game away in the 90th minute. Fabian is a product of Thomas Jefferson High School.

Defensively, Point Park allowed just four shots on goal by Shawnee State (2-4-1). Three of those came in the first half. Goalkeeper Ashtyn Webb stopped all four of those shots for her second victory of the year.

The Pioneers (2-4) begin RSC action with a road trip Sept. 20 at Brescia (Ky.) and Sept. 22 at Cincinnati Christian. Follow the Pioneers online at PointParkSports.com and on social media @PointParkSports.