The Buchtelite

College Cup preview

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

By Terry Rabbitts,

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....

No. 3 Akron cruises over Rutgers in NCAA Tourney

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

By Terry Rabbitts,

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

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

By Terry Rabbitts,

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...

Champions once again

By Terry Rabbitts,

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 championship game at FirstEnergy Stadium – Cub Cadet Field. Victor Souto planted a shot from the...

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 hosts MAC Tournament

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

By Terry Rabbitts,

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

By Terry Rabbitts,

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

The team supports the

By Terry Rabbitts,

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...

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

Robbie Dambrot throws the ball in

By Terry Rabbitts,

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,

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

Adam Najem dribbles between two Michigan State defenders

By Terry Rabbitts,

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

Richie Laryea scored 3 goals against Northern Illinois

By Terry Rabbitts,

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

Brad Ruhaak takes a shot

By Terry Rabbitts,

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...

Penalty kick helps Zips defeat Buffalo, 2-1

Stuart Holthusen moves the ball for the Zips

By Terry Rabbitts,

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...

Zips soccer beats UC Santa Barbara, 2-0

Gainford moves the ball

By Terry Rabbitts,

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

Richie Laryea looks to shoot against the Buckeyes

By Terry Rabbitts,

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...

Zips, Buckeyes battle to draw

Robbie Dambrot looks to pass to a teammate.

By Daniel Cermak,

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 the back of the net in the 8th minute, puttimg Akron up 1-0. The two teams would battle back and for...

Zips overcome early deficit to defeat Saint Louis 3-2

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

By Khalil Smith,

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 over top-ten ranked teams Georgetown (No. 4) and Maryland (No. 6) last weekend. The Billiken...