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Quest For the Second Star

Quest For the Second Star

By Robert Corts, Sports Contributor

November 14, 2017

The 2017 NCAA Men’s Soccer Championship Selection took place Nov. 13 and it featured the Mid-American Conference champions, The University of Akron Men’s Soccer team. The Zips earned the No. 5 national seed and will host the winner of the Washington and Seattle match in the second-round on Sunday, ...

Zips Claim 14th MAC Tournament Title in Victory over Western Michigan

Zips Claim 14th MAC Tournament Title in Victory over Western Michigan

By A.J. Fagerlin, Sports Contributor

November 13, 2017

Akron Men’s Soccer entered the MAC Tournament as the second-seed after ending the regular season on an eight-game winning streak. The Zips seem to be peaking at the right time, as they continued to ride the winning wave all the way to the 2017 MAC Tournament title. The Zips opened tournament play on Friday ag...

Men’s Soccer to Compete in MAC Tournament this Weekend

Men’s Soccer to Compete in MAC Tournament this Weekend

By A.J. Fagerlin, Sports Contributor

November 9, 2017

The Zips men’s soccer team enters this weekend’s Mid-American Conference Tournament as the second-seed and will face off against third-seeded SIU Edwardsville on Friday to begin play. The game is scheduled to kick off at 11 a.m. at the WMU Soccer Complex in Kalamazoo, Michigan. The other semifina...

Men’s soccer hosts MAC Tournament

By Jake Allen, Sports Editor

November 9, 2016

The University of Akron men’s soccer team will host the MAC Tournament this weekend, starting Friday. First, at 4 p.m., Buffalo and Bowling Green will face off as the second and third seeds. Akron will then host Western Michigan for the second consecutive game, starting at 7 p.m. The winners will p...

Soccer captures MAC title

By Jackson Cline, jac320@zips.uakron.edu

November 7, 2016

The University of Akron men’s soccer team (10-5-3) captured its 12th straight Mid-American Conference title Saturday after taking down Western Michigan by a score of 3-0. After going into the game tied with Bowling Green for the lead in the conference, the Zips would jump the Falcons to become ...

Men’s soccer ties Bowling Green

By Jake Allen, Sports Editor

October 31, 2016

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 o...

Holthusen scores two as men’s soccer draws with Penn State

By Jackson Cline, jac320@zips.uakron.edu

October 19, 2016

Despite a valiant overtime effort, The University of Akron men’s soccer team (7-4-2) could not score the golden goal in the 20 minutes of overtime on Tuesday night against Penn State. The Zips would strike first at the 11-minute mark when junior Stuart Holthusen scored a breakaway goal off an assis...

Men’s soccer posts 7-0 victory over NIU

By Jackson Cline, jac320@zips.uakron.edu

October 17, 2016

The University of Akron men’s soccer team (7-4-1) had its most dominant victory of the season Saturday, defeating Northern Illinois University by a score of 7-0. This victory also moved the Zips to first place in the MAC Conference with a record of 2-0. The Zips scored early and often. Their first...

Zips men’s soccer opens MAC play with a win

By Jackson Cline, jac320@zips.uakron.edu

October 10, 2016

The University of Akron men’s soccer team (6-3-1) opened Mid-American Conference play with what might have been its best performance of the season, defeating the Buffalo Bulls 4-0. It was all Akron from the beginning as the Zips scored their first goal at the four-minute mark, when senior capt...

Zips draw with VCU after scoreless match

By Jackson Cline, jac320@zips.uakron.edu

September 28, 2016

The University of Akron men’s soccer team (5-3-1) finished Tuesday night’s match with its first tie of the season. A 90-minute game and two 10-minute overtimes could not generate a goal for either team. Although the Zips did not get the win that they hoped for, there was still something good to...

Men’s soccer defeats SMU for coach Embick’s 100th win

By Jackson Cline, Writer

September 19, 2016

The University of Akron men’s soccer team got its first road win of the season when it went to Oklahoma to battle Tulsa this past Friday and won 2-1. The victory also marks the 100th career win for Zips coach Jared Embick, who became the Zips’ head coach prior to the 2013 season. It was a d...

Orlando City selects UA Midfielder Richie Laryea with No. 7 pick in MLS SuperDraft

Orlando City selects UA Midfielder Richie Laryea with No. 7 pick in MLS SuperDraft

By Katie King, kmk200@zips.uakron.edu

January 26, 2016

At the age of six, Richie Laryea knew he had a love for soccer. Fifteen years later, he finds himself signing a professional contract with Generation Adidas while declaring for the 2016 Major League Soccer (MLS) SuperDraft. On Jan. 19, everything the Toronto native dreamed for himself came true. ...

KO’d in PK’s

KO’d in PK’s

By Terry Rabbitts, Sports-editor@Buchtelite.com

December 12, 2015

The University of Akron men’s soccer team saw it outstanding season end against the Stanford Cardinal Friday night. The Cardinal (17-2-3) defeated the Zips 8-7 in penalty kicks after the two teams battled to 0-0 double-overtime draw. The game was the second semi-final of the College Cup at Sporting...

FINAL FOUR

FINAL FOUR

By Terry Rabbitts, Sports-editor@buchtelite.com

December 7, 2015

Adam Najem’s second-overtime golden goal on a free kick Saturday afternoon punched The University of Akron men’s soccer team’s ticket into the College Cup in Kansas City next weekend. After defeating the Creighton Bluejays 3-2, the third-seeded Zips (18-3-2) will battle The Stanford Cardinal ...

No. 3 Akron cruises over Rutgers in NCAA Tourney

No. 3 Akron cruises over Rutgers in NCAA Tourney

By Terry Rabbitts, Sports-editor@buchtelite.com

November 23, 2015

The University of Akron soccer team began their march to another possible championship by thumping the Rutgers Scarlet Knights, 6-1, in second-round action of the NCAA Tournament Sunday at FirstEnergy Stadium – Cub Cadet Field. Richie Laryea and Stuart Holthusen each scored a pair of goals to become the ...

Champions once again

By Terry Rabbitts, Sports-editor@buchtelite.com

November 16, 2015

The University of Akron men’s soccer team won their 12 th Mid-American Conference Championship title and a berth in the NCAA Tournament for the 30th time Sunday afternoon by edging Buffalo 1-0 in the championship game at FirstEnergy Stadium – Cub Cadet Field. Victor Souto planted a shot from the...

Men’s soccer advances to MAC final

Men’s soccer advances to MAC final

By Terry Rabbitts, Sports Editor

November 14, 2015

Stuart Holthusen scored a pair of goals and Adam Najem tallied another as third ranked University of Akron men’s soccer team edged West Virginia in the semifinals of the Mid-American Conference Championship last night at FirstEnergy Stadium – Cub Cadet Field. The victory puts top seeded Akron...

Men’s soccer dominates Bowling Green

Men’s soccer dominates Bowling Green

By Terry Rabbitts, Sports-editor@buchtelite.com

November 9, 2015

Stuart Holthusen scored a pair of goals to help the University of Akron men’s soccer team celebrate Senior Night by blasting Bowling Green, 4-0 at FirstEnergy Stadium – Cub Cadet Field. The win allowed the seventh-ranked Akron men's soccer team to claim its 18th Mid-American Conference title and ...

No. 5 Akron closes regular season against Bowling Green

No. 5 Akron closes regular season against Bowling Green

By Terry Rabbitts, sports-editor@buchtelite.com

November 4, 2015

The University of Akron men’s soccer team closes the regular season portion of their schedule this Saturday at 7 p.m. by hosting Bowling Green State University. The Zips (12-3-2, 3-0-1 MAC) are looking to looking to clinch another Mid-American Conference title, its 11th consecutive, with either a win...

Bruins stop men’s soccer win streak at nine

Bruins stop men’s soccer win streak at nine

By Terry Rabbitts, Sports-editor@buchtelite.com

November 2, 2015

No. 25 UCLA traveled to Akron to take on the sixth-ranked Zips and headed back to California with a 4-2 victory, snapping the Zips’ nine-game unbeaten streak on Sunday at FirstEnergy Stadium – Cub Cadet Field. The Bruins (8-7-1) never trailed in the match, but neither had control until the final fe...

Zips shut out Mountaineers, 2-0, clinch share of conference title

Zips shut out Mountaineers, 2-0, clinch share of conference title

By Terry Rabbitts, Sports-editor@buchtelite.com

October 28, 2015

A goal from Brad Ruhaak three minutes into the game and a stout defense allowed the University of Akron men’s soccer team to defeat West Virginia, 2-0, Wednesday night in Morgantown, West Virginia. The win gives the Zips at least a share of their 18th Mid-American Conference regular season title The No....

Fenlason saves unbeaten streak for men’s soccer

Fenlason saves unbeaten streak for men’s soccer

By Terry Rabbitts, Sports-editor@buchtelite.com

October 26, 2015

The University of Akron men’s soccer team kept its unbeaten streak alive and extended it to eight games after leaving Kalamazoo, Michigan with a 1-1 double-overtime tie with Western Michigan University on Saturday. Jake Fenlason saved a season-high nine shots, including one in the last 15 ticks of ...

Embick’s entourage returns from vacation

Embick’s entourage returns from vacation

By Terry Rabbitts, Sports-editor@buchtelite.com

October 14, 2015

Men’s soccer coach Jared Embick and his players have not been on a vacation, but after seemingly always playing three games in a span of seven or eight days, having eight days between games must feel like one. The team takes on Northern Illinois this Saturday at FirstEnergy Stadium at Cub Cadet...

Penalty kick helps Zips defeat Buffalo, 2-1

Penalty kick helps Zips defeat Buffalo, 2-1

By Terry Rabbitts, Sports-editor@buchtelite.com

October 12, 2015

Victor Souto nailed a penalty kick with less than seven minutes remaining in the match to lift The University of Akron men’s soccer team to a 2-1 victory over the Bulls of Buffalo on Friday evening. The game-winning score for Souto was the first of his Akron (9-2-1, 1-0 MAC) career. For the game...

Najem late game heroics gives Zips a victory

By Terry Rabbitts, Sports-editor@buchtelite.com

October 5, 2015

Adam Najem scored a golden goal in the 99th minute to lift No. 7 Akron (7-2-1) to a 2-1 win over University of Alabama at Birmingham (3-7-0) on Saturday in double overtime. Redshirt sophomore Tyler Sanda was credited with the assist on Najem’s goal, which was the result of Akron’s third shot in the...

Najem’s play earns him awards

Najem’s play earns him awards

By Terry Rabbitts, Sports-editor@buchtelite.com

October 5, 2015

University of Akron junior Adam Najem has been selected by the Mid-American Conference as the MAC Men's Soccer Athlete of the Week, the league announced earlier today. The conference award was the second of the season and sixth of the career for Najem. The honor marked the third weekly conference...

Zips soccer beats UC Santa Barbara, 2-0

Zips soccer beats UC Santa Barbara, 2-0

By Terry Rabbitts, sports-editor@buchtelite.com

September 28, 2015

Goals from redshirt sophomore Sam Gainford and sophomore Stuart Holthusen helped the sixth-ranked Akron men's soccer team notch a 2-0 triumph past No. 25 UC Santa Barbara in front of 7,283 fans on Friday evening. The victory marks the third straight for the Zips (5-2-1) on the road over a ranked oppo...

Soccer Preview vs. Wake Forest

Soccer Preview vs. Wake Forest

By Terry Rabbitts, sports-editor@buchtelite.com

September 21, 2015

The University of Akron men’s soccer team heads back out to the pitch tonight to take on Wake Forest at 7 p.m. at FirstEnergy Stadium – Cub Cadet Field. The Zips (4-1-1) enjoyed a six break from game action after having to play four games in the previous 12 days, the last being a 3-3 deadlock...

Zips, Buckeyes battle to draw

Zips, Buckeyes battle to draw

By Daniel Cermak, dwc29@zips.uakron.edu

September 17, 2015

Akron and Ohio State fought to a hard-fought 3-3 draw in front of 3,889 fans on Wednesday night. The Zips opened the scoring right from the start, with Sean Sepe playing a ball off his chest and into the back of the net in the 8th minute, puttimg Akron up 1-0. The two teams would battle back and for...

Successful start to season paying off for men’s soccer

By Terry Rabbitts, Sports Editor

September 14, 2015

Starting off a season with a 4-1 record would make any team’s coach happy; but when starting off with a threesome of victories over top-ranked opponents, a team starts to gather attention. The men’s soccer team, fresh off its wins over No. 6 University of Maryland last Monday and No. 14 Saint Lo...

Laryea named MAC Men’s Soccer Athlete of the Week

Laryea named MAC Men’s Soccer Athlete of the Week

By Terry Rabbitts, sports-editor@buchtelite.com

September 14, 2015

Richie Laryea, of the Zips' men's soccer team was just selected by the Mid-American Conference as the MAC Men's Soccer Athlete of the Week. This is the sophomore's first league award and it marks the second week in a row that a member of the Zips has been honored (Adam Najem last week). Laryea, a...

Zips overcome early deficit to defeat Saint Louis 3-2

Zips overcome early deficit to defeat Saint Louis 3-2

By Khalil Smith, kns60@zips.uakron.edu

September 13, 2015

After facing a 2-0 deficit, the Akron Men’s Soccer team (4-1-0) rallied to defeat the 14th ranked Saint Louis Billikens. The comeback extends the Zips winning streak to three that included two huge wins over top-ten ranked teams Georgetown (No. 4) and Maryland (No. 6) last weekend. The Billiken...