Men's soccer team defeats Hartwick over the weekend

Written by: Zack West

The second-ranked University of Akron men’s soccer team continued their dominance of the Mid-American Conference with a 4-0 win at Hartwick Saturday.

The scoring started early when Eric Stevenson scored in the second minute from a Robbie Derschang pass.

Thirty minutes later, after a foul, Chad Barson headed in a goal from Dillon Serna’s free kick.

Reinaldo Brenes scored his 10th goal of the season off a corner kick in the 51st minute. Brenes has scored in seven of his last eight matches to lead the team.

Alfred Koroma put the icing on the cake with a goal in the 77th minute.

The Zips dominated Hartwick (4-9-2, 1-4 MAC) 18-3. The defense continued their exceptional play by not allowing a single shot on goal (12-0).

With this win, the Zips have earned the right to host the MAC tournament from Nov. 9-11 at FirstEnergy Stadium-Cub Cadet Field.

The team will travel to Michigan State tomorrow to take on the Spartans from the Big Ten. They will finish regular season play with a match against Western Michigan at home on Saturday at 7:30 p.m.