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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...

College Cup preview

College Cup preview

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....

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 ...

Fourth seeded men’s soccer enters NCAA Tournament

Fourth seeded men’s soccer enters NCAA Tournament

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

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 hosts MAC Tournament

Men’s soccer hosts MAC Tournament

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...

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...

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 ...

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

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

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...

Laryea’s hat trick propels Zips over Huskies

Laryea’s hat trick propels Zips over Huskies

By Terry Rabbitts, Sports-editor@buchtelite.com

October 21, 2015

Richie Laryea netted his first career hat trick, Victor Souto added another goal, and The University of Akron men’s soccer team blasted Northern Illinois University, 4-0, last Saturday. The Zips (10-2-1, 2-0 MAC) won for the sixth straight time while playing a season-high 23 players in the game...

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...

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...

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 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...