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The Akron Men’s Soccer team gathers at the James A. Rhodes Arena for the NCAA Men’s Soccer Championship Selection Show with students and faculty. Photo Courtesy of The University of Akron Department of Athletics)

Quest For the Second Star

Quest For the Second Star Akron Earns 5th Seed for the NCAA Men’s Soccer Championship Tournament
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...

The University of Akron Men’s Soccer team celebrate their 2017 MAC Championship after defeating Western Michigan in Kalamazoo on Sunday. (Photo Courtesy of Zips Men’s Soccer)

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

Akron defeated SIU Edwardsville and host Western Michigan during this weekend’s MAC Tournament to capture the championship.
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...

Akron player Joao Moutinho handles the ball in a match earlier in the 2017 season. (Photo courtesy of Jeff Harwell)

Men’s Soccer to Compete in MAC Tournament this Weekend

Akron Men’s Soccer will begin tournament play against SIU Edwardsville on Friday in Kalamazoo, Michigan.
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...

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...

Soccer captures MAC title

By Jackson Cline, [email protected] 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...

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...

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

By Jackson Cline, [email protected] 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...

Men’s soccer posts 7-0 victory over NIU

By Jackson Cline, [email protected] 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...

Zips men’s soccer opens MAC play with a win

By Jackson Cline, [email protected] 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...

Zips draw with VCU after scoreless match

By Jackson Cline, [email protected] 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...

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...

(Left to right) Robby Dambrot, Richie Laryea, Brad Ruhaak, and Bryce Cregan at the 2016 MLS Super Draft.

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

By Katie King, [email protected] 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...

Richie Laryea (6) works the ball as Sean Sepe (3) looks on

KO’d in PK’s

Zips lose after battling to 0-0 draw in penalty kicks.
By Terry Rabbitts, [email protected] 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...

Adam Najem scores the winning goal in the second overtime on a free kick. The ball eludes  Creighton goalkeeper Connor Sparrow as Richie Laryea (6)  and Robbie Dambrot (22) look on.

FINAL FOUR

Najem's goal in second overtime sends Zips to College Cup
By Terry Rabbitts, [email protected] 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...

Adam Najem (10) battles for the ball as Sean Sepe (3) looks on

No. 3 Akron cruises over Rutgers in NCAA Tourney

By Terry Rabbitts, [email protected] 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...

Champions once again

By Terry Rabbitts, [email protected] 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...

Stuart Holthusen (9) leads Akron to victory over West Virginia with two goals.

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...

Mens soccer honored seniors Sean Sepe (3), Jake Fenlason (24), and Andrew Souders (2) pictured with Coach Jared Embick

Men’s soccer dominates Bowling Green

By Terry Rabbitts, [email protected] 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...

The team supports the Dan the Man Fund

No. 5 Akron closes regular season against Bowling Green

By Terry Rabbitts , [email protected] 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...

The team supports the Dan the Man Fund

Bruins stop men’s soccer win streak at nine

By Terry Rabbitts, [email protected] 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...

Robbie Dambrot throws the ball in

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

By Terry Rabbitts, [email protected] 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...

Richie Laryea (6) with the ball looking to pass

Fenlason saves unbeaten streak for men’s soccer

By Terry Rabbitts, [email protected] 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...

Brad Ruhaak takes a shot

Embick’s entourage returns from vacation

By Terry Rabbitts, [email protected] 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...

Stuart Holthusen moves the ball for the Zips

Penalty kick helps Zips defeat Buffalo, 2-1

By Terry Rabbitts, [email protected] 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...

Najem late game heroics gives Zips a victory

By Terry Rabbitts, [email protected] 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...

Adam Najem battles against a Penn St. defender

Najem’s play earns him awards

By Terry Rabbitts, [email protected] 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...

Gainford moves the ball

Zips soccer beats UC Santa Barbara, 2-0

By Terry Rabbitts, [email protected] 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...

Richie Laryea looks to shoot against the Buckeyes

Soccer Preview vs. Wake Forest

By Terry Rabbitts, [email protected] 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...

Robbie Dambrot looks to pass to a teammate.

Zips, Buckeyes battle to draw

By Daniel Cermak, [email protected] 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...

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...

Laryea named MAC Mens Soccer Athlete of the Week

Laryea named MAC Men’s Soccer Athlete of the Week

By Terry Rabbitts, [email protected] 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...

No. 10 Adam Nejam running after the ball last season against the University of Michigan.

Zips overcome early deficit to defeat Saint Louis 3-2

By Khalil Smith, [email protected] 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...

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