The Buchtelite

FINAL FOUR

Adam Najem scores the winning goal in the second overtime on a free kick. The ball eludes  Creighton goalkeeper Connor Sparrow as Richie Laryea (6)  and Robbie Dambrot (22) look on.

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 ...

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...

Champions once again

By Terry Rabbitts, Sports-editor@buchtelite.com

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 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...

No. 5 Akron closes regular season against Bowling Green

The team supports the

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...

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...

Laryea’s hat trick propels Zips over Huskies

Richie Laryea scored 3 goals against Northern Illinois

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...

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...