The Buchtelite

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

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

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. ...

To the Elite Eight

Goncalo Soares works the ball down the pitch against SMU.

By Terry Rabbitts, Sports-editor@buchelite.com

November 30, 2015

The University of Akron men’s soccer team advanced to the quarterfinals of the NCAA Tournament — the elite eight — after defeating Southern Methodist University (SMU) Mustangs, 2-1, on Sunday, Nov. 29 at FirstEnergy Stadium – Cub Cadet Field. The third-seeded Zips (17-3-2) will now face the...

Fourth seeded men’s soccer enters NCAA Tournament

The University of Akron Zips after winning the 2015 Mid-American Conference men's soccer championship Sunday.

By Terry Rabbitts, Sports-editor@Buchtelite.com

November 16, 2015

The field and bracket for the 2015 NCAA Division I Men’s Soccer Championship was announced today by the NCAA Division I Men’s Soccer Committee. The University of Akron men’s soccer team found out this afternoon that they have earned the fourth seed in the 48 team field today at a during a selection...

Men’s soccer hosts MAC Tournament

Victor Souto (9) looks to pass to Richie Laryea (6)

By Terry Rabbitts, Sports-editor@buchtelite.com

November 11, 2015

Top-seeded University of Akron men’s soccer opens defense of its 2014 Mid-American Conference Championship crown this Friday as the Zips host fourth-seeded West Virginia University in a 7 p.m. match at FirstEnergy Stadium - Cub Cadet Field. Earlier in the day, second-seed Western Michigan University will...

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

Robbie Dambrot throws the ball in

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

Richie Laryea (6) with the ball looking to pass

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 ...

Penalty kick helps Zips defeat Buffalo, 2-1

Stuart Holthusen moves the ball for the Zips

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...