Sports Recap (10-18-16)

By Jake Allen, Sports Editor

Women’s Soccer


The University of Akron women’s soccer team grinded out two draws this weekend. The Zips tied both Northern Illinois and Western Michigan 0-0 after two overtimes.

First, on Friday, the Zips were only able to muster two shots on Huskies’ goalkeeper Amy Annala. The Huskies recorded six shots on goal, four on starting goalkeeper Annabelle Hegeman and two on substitute goalkeeper Samara Yurchak.

Yurchak played in the second overtime for the Zips, and played well enough to get the start on Sunday against Western Michigan. Yurchak did not disappoint, stopping all nine shots she faced.

The Zips got shots on goal from four different players in the two games, but none of them managed to score.

The Zips’ record sits at 3-9-4 overall and 0-4-4 against Mid-American Conference opponents.

The Zips will return home Thursday to battle the Central Michigan Chippewas at 7 p.m. at FirstEnergy Stadium-Cub Cadet Field.




0The Zips volleyball team lost back-to-back matches over the weekend to conference opponents Western Michigan and Northern Illinois.

Akron has now lost eight straight matches (all versus conference opponents) as its record falls to 5-15.

The Zips were dominated on Friday in Kalamazoo, Michigan, as Western Michigan won 3-0. The Broncos won by sets of 25-18, 25-19, and 25-19.

Saturday was a different story, as Akron went into Dekalb, Illinois, and almost came away with a victory. The match went to the all-deciding fifth set, with the Huskies winning 15-12. Freshman Elya Karsner had a career-high 20 kills in the victory.

The Zips will play again on Friday at home versus Eastern Michigan at 7 p.m.