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Quest For the Second Star

Quest For the Second Star

By Robert Corts, Sports Contributor

November 14, 2017


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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...

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


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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


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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 ...

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


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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...