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Men’s soccer falls to Indiana in NCAA Tournament

By Jake Allen, Sports Editor

November 21, 2016

The University of Akron men’s soccer team finished its season with a record of 13-6-3 after losing to number four seed Indiana on Sunday, 1-0, in the second round of the NCAA Tournament. Despite a great showing against Villanova on Friday in the first round where the Zips won 2-0 off two Nick Hinds...

Men’s soccer hosts Villanova in NCCA tournament opener

By Jake Allen, Sports Editor

November 16, 2016

The University of Akron men’s soccer team will play Villanova in front of its home crowd on Thursday at 5 p.m. in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. The Zips enter the game with a record of 12-5-3 while Villanova is 10-7-3. The Wildcats hail from the Big East Conference, and they fell to Butler in...

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 ...

Women’s soccer falls to UC Riverside, 3-0

By Jake Allen, Sports Editor

September 12, 2016

The University of Akron women’s soccer team fell 3-0 to the University of California, Riverside Highlanders on Sunday afternoon. The loss drops Akron to 3-4 on the season while UC Riverside improves to 2-2-3. The loss snapped a short two-game winning streak for the Zips. After a scoreless first hal...

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...

Sports Recap

By Samantha Hickey, Assistant Sports Editor

May 2, 2016

Men’s Golf The Zips men’s golf team rounded out its season at the Mid-American Conference Championship at Highland Meadows Golf Club on April 30 with an overall fifth out of ninth place. Sophomore George Baylis became the first in the Zips golfing program history to receive medalist honors at t...

Academic All-MAC team announced

By Terry Rabbitts, Sports Editor

December 2, 2015

With the fall athletic season starting to wind down, it is time for the Mid-American Conference (MAC) to start announcing the year-end awards. Recently, the MAC released the 2015 Academic All-MAC selections for soccer and cross country. To qualify for the Academic All-MAC Teams, a student-athlete ...

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...

UA student turns dilemma into charity

UA student turns dilemma into charity

By William Singer, News Editor

October 6, 2014

  A UA student is turning a bad experience into something that could potentially help a greater cause. Chris Lewis, a junior in mechanical engineering, noticed a disturbing trend in recent weeks when a large group he played soccer with on a regular basis, which included both students and faculty,...

World Cup brings diversity to UA

World Cup brings diversity to UA

By Tyler Jordan, Writer

July 22, 2014

The theatre in the Student Union was packed on June 12th as the Iranian and Nigerian national teams faced off in the World Cup. The University of Akron is a melting pot of students with different nationalities and backgrounds. The university is attended by distinguishable populations of people of ...

Soccer schedule analysis

Soccer schedule analysis

April 25, 2013

Matthew Balsinger This is a continuation of the hypothetical analysis of the 2013 men’s soccer schedule that was featured in the April 23 issue of the Buchtelite, titled “Men’s soccer 2013 schedule” Eight games were featured on Tuesday, with the last eight regular season games featured in toda...

Men’s soccer 2013 schedule

Men’s soccer 2013 schedule

April 23, 2013

Matthew Balsinger The 2013 NCAA soccer season will mark the third year since The University of Akron Zips men’s soccer team won the National Championship: And it will be the first without former head coach Caleb Porter. Under Porter, the Zips went 119-18-17 from 2006-2012, with six post season N...

Zips sophomore forward Darren Mattocks drafted No.2 into MLS

January 24, 2012

By: Chris Coon Sophomore forward Darren Mattocks was the No. 2 overall selection in the 2012 Major League Soccer Super Draft this past Thursday. Mattocks will be going to the Vancouver Whitecaps, joining former Zips teammate Michael Nanchoff. "On behalf of the entire Akron soccer family, we want ...

Tourney time in Akron

November 16, 2011

By: Chris Coon For the first time since 2006, The University of Akron men’s soccer team was unable to come home with the Mid-American Conference championship, losing 4-3 in penalty kicks in the semifinal round of the MAC Tournament to Western Michigan last Friday. The Zips (13-3-4), however, will ta...

Zips fall to WMU 4-3 in PKs

November 15, 2011

By: Chris Coon At the end of regulation on Friday, the No. 1 seed University of Akron men’s soccer team was tied 1-1 with the No. 4 seed Western Michigan before losing 4-3 in penalty kicks in the semifinals of the Mid-American Conference Tournament at First Energy Stadium-Cub Cadet Field. The Zips ...

Zips shut out FAU in regular-season finale Akron defeats the Owls 2-0 in MAC play

November 8, 2011

By: Chris Coon On Sunday, The No. 6 University of Akron men’s soccer team defeated Florida Atlantic University 2-0 in Boca Raton, Fla., for the Zips’ last regular season game. The Zips (13-3-3, 6-0 Mid-American Conference) were led by senior Luke Holmes and sophomore Darren Mattocks, who each contrib...

Women's soccer optimistic for next season

November 7, 2011

By: Parker Perry Creating one of the toughest schedules in the history of the program, UA’s Head Coach Chris Pfau was set on helping his program take the next step, and the women’s soccer team came into the season ready to compete. Opening up in Ann Arbor to play the University of Michigan, it ...

Akron Draws Wake Forest 2-2

November 1, 2011

By: Chris Coon With four minutes left to play in regulation, freshman Sam Fink of Wake Forest (8-6-3) netted the game-tying goal against the No. 7 University of Akron men’s soccer team on Saturday night at First Energy Stadium-Cub Cadet Field. The goal by Fink resulted into two scoreless overtimes...

Zips win their seventh straight MAC regular season title: Men’s soccer defeats Bowling Green 3-0

October 27, 2011

By: Chris Coon The No. 7 University of Akron men’s soccer team defeated Bowling Green 3-0 last night for the Zips’ seventh consecutive regular season Mid-American Conference title. With this MAC regular season championship win, Head Coach Caleb Porter has won six in a row while at Akron and wil...

Men’s soccer rolls past Buffalo 5-2

October 25, 2011

By: Chris Coon The No. 4 University of Akron Zips men’s soccer team defeated Buffalo 5-2 this past Friday night, with sophomore forward Darren Mattocks recording his second hat trick of the season at UB Stadium. After this, his third career hat trick, Mattocks has now has recorded 15 goals in ...

Porter achieves 100th career win: Zips defeat Hartwick 2-0 for third straight victory

October 17, 2011

By: Chris Coon On Aug. 27, 2006, University of Akron men’s soccer Head Coach Caleb Porter recorded the first win of his coaching career, defeating Davidson 2-0. One hundred twenty-five games later, the six-year coach has become the winningest active coach in the NCAA and the fastest to eclipse the cen...

Women's soccer splits weekend

October 17, 2011

By: Parker Perry The University of Akron women’s soccer team (6-6-2, 3-3-2 MAC) ended an inter-conference matchup weekend 1-1 after beating Bowling Green Friday night 1-0 and falling to Miami 3-0 Sunday. In the first, Akron came away with a 7-4 shot advantage. Bowling Green, however, held a 2-1 shots...

Zips push past Penn State 1-0

October 13, 2011

By: Chris Coon It was a cool and rainy night at First Energy Stadium-Cub Cadet Field Wednesday as The No. 5 University of Akron men’s soccer team defeated Penn State 1-0 in non-league play before a crowd of 2,550. The Zips (9-1-2) struck first after sophomore forward Darren Mattocks scored his 11...

Mattocks leads Zips to 2-0 victory over NIU

October 10, 2011

By: Chris Coon After a tough 3-2 loss in overtime to No. 19 UC Santa Barbra this past Wednesday, the No. 3 University of Akron men’s soccer team got back to form, defeating Northern Illinois 2-0 on Saturday night at First Energy Stadium-Cub Cadet Field. The Zips (8-1-2, 2-0-0 Mid-American Conference) wasted no time getting on...

Zips open up MAC play at home this weekend

October 10, 2011

By: Chris Coon This Saturday, the No. 3 University of Akron men’s soccer team will open up Mid-American Conference play against Northern Illinois at home. The Zips (7-0-2) will enter the game on Saturday 1-0 versus MAC opponents. The Huskies, who were ranked No. 18 in the nation in last week’s...

Luke Holmes named Top Drawer Soccer Player of the Week

October 9, 2011

By: Chris Coon On Monday senior forward Luke Holmes was named Top Drawer Soccer’s National Player of the Week after having an eye-opening week in his debut with Akron. Holmes, who spent the first three years of his career at nearby NAIA school Notre Dame College recorded two goals and two assists ...

Pink games kicking off in the fight vs. breast cancer

October 9, 2011

By: Andrea Mazzocco In honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness month, Akron C.A.R.E.S., a student organization dedicated to finding a cure for cancer, will be hosting Breast Cancer Awareness Week starting next Monday. The following are the activities and events for the week:   Mammogram Monda...

Lady Zips set up for road play

October 6, 2011

By: Parker Perry The Akron women’s soccer team will hit the road again this weekend for what may be their toughest road trip of the season. Akron (4-4-1, 2-1-1 MAC) will face Mid-American Conference opponents Ball State (8-4-1, 3-1-0 MAC) and Toledo (6-5-2, 4-0-0 MAC) on Friday and Sunday, respecti...

Men's soccer tops Western Michigan 3-0

October 4, 2011

By: Chris Coon The No. 4 University of Akron men’s soccer team opened up Mid-American Conference play this Saturday when they traveled to Western Michigan, defeating the Broncos 3-0. The Zips (7-0-2) put Western Michigan away early in the game, scoring three goals in the first 30 minutes of the g...

Men's soccer defeats Buckeyes 3-1 before record crowd

September 29, 2011

By: Chris Coon It was a night of dominance as the No. 4 University of Akron Zips men’s soccer team defeated Ohio State 3-1 before a record crowd of 5, 819 Wednesday night at First Energy Stadium-Cub Cadet Field. “It was a very dominating performance overall and I thought we had the ball most of...

Zips pull out a win over Tulsa, 3-0

September 26, 2011

By: Chris Coon On Saturday night, sophomore forward Darren Mattocks posted the second hat trick of his career, leading The No. 4 University of Akron men’s soccer team to a 3-0 victory at Tulsa. The Zips (5-0-2) remain unbeaten while improving their all-time record against Tulsa to 5-0. “Obviously we won ...

Women's soccer ready for MAC play at home

September 21, 2011

By Parker Perry The University of Akron women’s soccer team (3-3) will open up Mid-American Conference play Friday night at First Energy Stadium-Cub Cadet Field with a match against three-time consecutive MAC Champion Central Michigan (6-1-1) at 7 p.m. Central Michigan has wins on the road against...

Women's soccer wins second straight over Eastern Illinois, 2-0

September 19, 2011

By: Parker Perry The Akron Zips were able to get their record back to .500 with a 2-0 win against Eastern Illinois over the weekend. The Zips, who came into the contest with a 2-3 record, improved to 3-3 due to sophomore midfielder Kelly DeNiro and senior midfielder Rachel Phillip, who each scored ...

Caldwell's PK lifts Zips over Cal Poly in 1-0 victory

September 19, 2011

By: Chris Coon On Sunday night, The No. 4 University of Akron men’s soccer team defeated Cal Poly 1-0, while improving their record to 4-0-2 in the final game of The University of Akron Tournament. Junior midfielder Scott Caldwell scored his fourth goal of the season for the Zips off a penalty ki...

Big week for Zips men's soccer team: Ua will look to extend unbeaten streak against No. 16 New Mexico

September 15, 2011

by: Chris Coon The No. 4 University of Akron men’s soccer team will open up their home stand this weekend, when they take on No. 16 New Mexico on Friday at 7 p.m. and Cal Poly on Sunday at 6 p.m. in the Zips annual University of Akron Tournament. Akron (3-0-1) enters the tournament ranked No. 4 in ...

Zips women's soccer goes 1-1 in South Florida Tournament

September 12, 2011

By: Parker Perry Akron women’s soccer split the weekend going 1-1 in the South Florida Tournament. The lady Zips opened up play with a 1-0 loss to South Florida Friday. “I was very proud of our effort tonight. We competed very well and really controlled the game at the beginning of each half,”...

Zips gear up for Saint Louis

September 8, 2011

By: Chris Coon This Saturday, the No. 4 University of Akron men’s soccer team will take on the Saint Louis Billikens of the Atlantic 10 Conference at Hermann Stadium in St. Louis, Mo. For the Zips (2-0-1), this will mark their third straight road game in the past week and a half, while the Billik...

Women’s soccer set for second trip to Florida

September 8, 2011

By: Parker Perry After just getting back last Monday, the Lady Zips soccer team will board a plane and return to Florida to play in the University of South Florida soccer tournament. They will play both South Florida and Florida Atlantic. The Zips offense will be under scrutiny during the weekend, as...

Playing scared gets you nowhere: Women’s soccer falls to Michigan State 0-5

September 5, 2011

By: Parker Perry Entering halftime, the score was 1-0 in favor of the Michigan State Spartans. The Spartans had a total of nine shots, five of them on goal in the first half. Akron goalkeeper Jenny Wolbert was forced to save many different varieties of attempts. Diving to her left then her right,...

Caldwell comes up big for UA in double OT

September 5, 2011

Junior midfielder Scott Caldwell scored the Zips’ game-winning goal in the 106thmminute, lifting the No. 2 University of Akron men’s soccer team to a 2-1 double overtime victory against Cal State Northridge (1-2-0) this past Saturday night at Matador Soccer Field in the Cal State Northridge Labor Day ...

Zips women's soccer ready for tough home match up

September 1, 2011

By: Parker Perry Friday was supposed to be a pivotal day in Akron Zips women soccer history. The Zips charged into 31st nationally ranked Michigan and came away with a 1-0 victory. The win got them all kinds of recognition; sites had them listed as the number four team in all of Midwest soccer. It woke...

Record-setting night for the UA men’s soccer team

September 1, 2011

By: Chris Coon It was all about redemption Saturday night as The University of Akron men’s soccer team defeated Cleveland State 5-0 in the season opener before a record-breaking crowd of 5,241 at First Energy Stadium Cub Cadet Field in Akron, Ohio. The Vikings, who were picked to finish second in th...

Women's soccer eager for strong start

August 11, 2011

By Parker Perry The University of Akron women’s soccer Head Coach Chris Pfau is excited about the 2011 soccer season. He draws from last season’s late run, which saw the Lady Zips go 4-0 before ending the season. The momentum then carried into the spring season, where UA landed a 6-2-1 record. ...