Thursday, September 26, 2013NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Despite a 1-1 tie at halftime, the Westminster College men's soccer team lost, 4-1, to NAIA Point Park at home on Thursday. The Titans fell to 5-6 overall, while the Pioneers improved to 3-4-1 on the season.
Point Park scored first, two minutes in the game, when Max Flick found Jonty Loukes off a free kick from 15 yards out.
Westminster evened the score in the 24th minute when sophomore Austin Ewers (New Wilmington, PA / Wilmington Area) placed the ball behind the Pioneers defense from midfield and classmate Ethan McCarthy (New Castle, PA / Neshannock) broke through the defense and tapped the ball in for the score. This was McCarthy's team-leading sixth goal on the season.
The Pioneers took the lead and added two more scores all in the second half.
Titan sophomore goalie Tyler Little (Slippery Rock, PA / Slippery Rock) got the loss and moved to 0-1 on the season. Little played the entire second half, giving up three goals and earning a game-high five saves.
Westminster will travel to Washington & Jefferson next Saturday (Oct. 5) in its Presidents' Athletic Conference opener with a starting time of 3:30 p.m.
About Westminster College...
Founded in 1852 and related to the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Westminster College ranks first in the nation as "Best College for Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math," according to Forbes.com. Westminster is a top-tier liberal arts college and a national leader in graduation rate performance, according to U.S. News Best Colleges guide. Westminster is also honored as one of "The Best 378 Colleges" by The Princeton Review, and is named to the President's Honor Roll for excellence in service learning.
Nearly 1,600 undergraduate and graduate students benefit from individualized attention from dedicated faculty while choosing from 41 majors and nearly 100 organizations on the New Wilmington, Pa., campus. Visit www.westminster.edu/advantage to view "Advantage: Westminster" A Strategic Plan 2010-2020.