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Men’s Soccer Continues Season with Zero Wins, Fans Keep High Hopes for Team

The University of Akron Men’s Soccer team in their match against Stanford.

By Veronica Janosek, News & Sports Editor

September 17, 2019

Men’s Soccer at The University of Akron is off to a rough start with zero wins out of the first five games this season. Having won the Mid-American Conference Tournament last year and appearing in the NCAA National Championship game, before Maryland pulled ahead, the men’s soccer team is known ...

Men’s soccer defeats Grand Canyon in double-overtime

By Jake Allen, Sports Editor

November 2, 2016

The University of Akron men’s soccer team beat Grand Canyon University on Wednesday night, 3-2, in double-overtime at FirstEnergy Stadium-Cub Cadet Field. Junior forward Stuart Holthusen (Auckland, New Zealand) scored twice in the game, including the game-winning goal in the 104th minute to se...

Harter leads men’s soccer in 2-0 victory over Beavers

By Jackson Cline, Writer

September 12, 2016

The University of Akron men’s soccer team improved to 3-2 on the season after an important bounce back win Friday vs. Oregon State University, 2-0. Skye Harter, a redshirt freshman from Copley, Ohio, made his very first collegiate start playing Friday. He made the most of this opportunity by netting ...

Men’s soccer fights through early season struggles

By Jackson Cline, jac320@zips.uakron.edu

September 7, 2016

With the 2016-2017 school year finally underway, there is a sense of excitement here at The University of Akron. One of the main contributors to that excitement is the men’s soccer team, which is looking to bring home the national championship that it nearly captured in December of last year. L...

College Cup preview

Fans signing the banner for the soccer team as they head to Kansas City for the College Cup

By Terry Rabbitts, Sports-editor@buchtelite.com

December 10, 2015

For the first time since they won the NCAA Soccer Championship in 2010, the University of Akron men’s soccer team will return to the College Cup this weekend at Sporting Park in Kansas City, Kansas. The Zips (18-3-2) take the pitch on Friday against the eighth-seeded Stanford Cardinal at 8:30 p.m....

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 advances to MAC final

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

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

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 ...

Souto PK’s power No. 5 Zips past Michigan State, 4-1

Adam Najem dribbles between two Michigan State defenders

By Terry Rabbitts, Sports-editor@buchtelite.com

October 21, 2015

Victor Souto netted the University of Akron’s second hat trick within a week to send the Zips past Michigan State, 4-1, Wednesday evening at FirstEnergy Stadium – Cub Cadet Field. The Spartans (7-5-2) recorded the first four shots of the game, but could not get one past goalie Jake Fenlason, who...

Zips soccer complete holiday weekend sweep

By Terry Rabbitts and Feben Yeshak

September 9, 2015

The Zips men’s soccer team (3-1-0) registered victories over No. 4 Georgetown University on Friday and No. 6 University of Maryland on Monday, Sept. 7. The Zips are now ranked No. 22 in the latest College Soccer News poll. On Friday against Georgetown, junior Adam Najem found the back of the net a...

Zips soccer complete holiday weekend sweep

Zips soccer complete holiday weekend sweep

By Terry Rabbitts, Sports Editor

September 8, 2015

The Akron soccer team (3-1-0) registered top notch victories over No. 4 Georgetown on Friday and No. 6 Maryland yesterday. The Zips now find themselves ranked No. 22 in the latest College Soccer News poll. On Friday, junior Adam Najem found the back of the net at the 62:54 mark of the game and the...

Men’s soccer cruises to home victories

#15 Jesse Garcia-Aguilar looking over the field getting ready to kick the ball into play.

By Forrest Dukes, Sports Editor

September 15, 2014

After weeks of on the road matches, the Men’s soccer team returned home to a welcoming crowd and won their host tournament, the Akron Invitational. The Zips (2-2-1) came into this weekend with a dismal 0-2-1 record and were in need of a win. They needed a competitive game to lift their moral and...

Men's soccer dismantles Florida

October 9, 2012

Written by: Zack West The No. 7 University of Akron men’s soccer team took down another MAC opponent Saturday by dismantling Florida Atlantic 5-0. The chilly October weather and light rain did not deter the Zips (7-1-2, 3-0-0 MAC) from scoring five goals. Junior Eric Stevenson scored two goals...

Twin wins propel men's soccer team to No.7 in country

September 6, 2012

Written by: Zach West Sept. 4, 2012- The UA Men’s Soccer team started the 2012 regular season on a fast pace with a 2-0-1 start.  According to the National Soccer Coaches Association of America poll, put out on Aug. 28, the Zips moved from 10th to the seventh-ranked team in the country. The Zips h...

The pressure's on for men's soccer

September 5, 2012

Written by: Zach West “Exciting”, is the word Caleb Porter, University of Akron head Men’s Soccer coach, used to describe his feelings about the 2012 season. The Zips kicked off their season with the first official practice on Wednesday, August 8.  Porter said, “We had good energy today, al...

Soccer captures number one recruiting class

February 13, 2012

By: Chris Coon For the second time in four years, The University of Akron men’s soccer team has captured the No. 1 recruiting class according to Top Drawer Soccer, a website devoted to soccer recruiting. The news of the 2012 recruiting class was announced this past Wednesday by UA’s Head Coach Caleb...