Men’s soccer ties Bowling Green

By Jake Allen, Sports Editor

The University of Akron men’s soccer team tied the Bowling Green Falcons on Saturday in Bowling Green, 2-2. The Zips record stands at 8-5-3 and 2-1-1 in the MAC while the Falcons are 9-5-3 and 2-0-2 in the MAC.

Bowling Green’s Tate Robertson got the scoring started early, netting his first goal of the season in the sixth minute. The Zips would fight back to tie the game in the 18th minute courtesy of Marcel Zajac’s second goal of the season off an assist from Sam Gainford.

The Falcons didn’t waste any time, scoring again just two minutes later, with Pat Flynn scoring his fifth goal of the season. Chris Brennan and Tate Robertson picked up assists on Flynn’s goal. Once again the Zips would come right back to tie the game less than four minutes later on Sam Gainford’s third goal of the season courtesy of a penalty kick.

That would be all the scoring in this one, even after the teams played two ten-minute overtime periods. Zips’ goalkeeper Ben Lundt recorded three saves in the game while Falcons’ goalkeeper Anthony Mwembia finished with five saves. The Zips doubled Bowling Green in attempted shots, 22-11, but couldn’t manage to take the lead.

The Zips tied the Falcons after defeating Ohio State last Wednesday evening, 2-0. Jonathan Lewis and Nick Hinds each picked up their first goals of the season against the Buckeyes, and Lundt made just one save for the shutout. It was the seventh shutout of the season for Lundt as well as his eighth win.

The Zips will get back on the pitch on Wednesday at 4 p.m. when they play Grand Canyon University at FirstEnergy Stadium in Akron.