PITTSBURGH -- Point Park University men's soccer made it two shutouts in a row and also got the offense going well with Monday night's 6-0 win over Saint Vincent College at Highmark Stadium.
The Pioneers (2-2) had five different goal scorers and also totaled eight assists on the night. Point Park got out to a 2-0 lead at halftime, and things really opened up the final 45 minutes with four more goals on top of that.
Defensively, Point Park pitched another shutout to even its record at .500 through four games. The Pioneers have not given up a goal in their last 190 minutes of action.
Alan Ramos was the offensive leader on Monday with two goals and an assist. His first goal of the game came in the 15th minute when he got behind the defense and finished a nice cross from Roberto Whitley. Giovoni Lebrun also assisted on the play.
Point Park had five corner kicks in the first half with Wessel Rietveld's attempt resulting in a goal at 20:02. He found Marc Bentley for a diving header on the far post for the first-career goal for the sophomore from Liverpool, England.
The 2-0 halftime lead had the game able to go either direction. But the Pioneers put things out of reach the first 10 minutes of the second half. First, Yuki Takeda collected a rebound just outside the box and drove it into the back of the net for a 3-0 lead in the 53rd minute. Ricardo Dip was credited with the assist as his shot was blocked but went right over to Takeda.
Two minutes later, Ramos returned the favor that Whitley gave him earlier by setting up Whitley for a goal. Ramos' pass found Whitley for a header on the right post and a 4-0 lead.
Later, Ramos went top shelf from 18 yards out for his second goal of the game, which came in the 71st minute. Rejep Mukhammedov got the assist. Then in the 75th minute, Takeda set up Mitchell Roell for a goal with a cross from just outside the right side of the box. Roell timed his run to the left post perfectly, and he finished with a diving header.
Point Park ended up with a 26-3 advantage in shots. The Pioneers had 16 shots on target. Point Park goalkeeper Ryan Daniels earned the shutout with 90 minutes of action. He only had to make one save with the defense in front of him keeping things clean. He did make several nice reads to snag crosses that came in front of the goal.
Point Park continues its busy week at PSU-Beaver on Wednesday for a 4 p.m. kickoff. The Pioneers return home Saturday to play Pikeville (Ky.) with kickoff 12:30 p.m. at Highmark Stadium. Follow the Pioneers on PointParkSports.com and on social media @PointParkSports.