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Akron Women’s Soccer to Face Dayton for First Time at Home

Amani Jiu defending the goal.

By Robert Corts, Sports Contributor

September 8, 2017

The Akron Zips Women’s Soccer team is looking for their second home win of the season against the Dayton Flyers, Friday, Sept. 8 at 7 p.m. This will be the first time in the history of the program that the two will teams face off at UA’s FirstEnergy Stadium - Cub Cadet Field. During Akron’s last...

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 women’s soccer falls short at MAC tourney

Teammates gather before taking on the RedHawks

By Terry Rabbitts,

November 6, 2015

The No. 8 seed University of Akron women's soccer team fought hard in their semifinal round game of the Mid-American Conference tournament  against the No. 5 seed Miami (Ohio) before falling, 1-0, to the RedHawks. "It is always disappointing to lose in a semi-final especially on a PK but we lost...

Women’s soccer looks to clip Redhawks

The women's team celebrates the upset over Ball State

By Terry Rabbitts,

November 4, 2015

Fresh off last weekend’s upset of the top-seeded team in the Mid-American Conference tournament, The University of Akron women’s soccer team looks to advance further. On Friday, Nov. 6, the Zips will face fifth-seeded Miami University of Ohio at the WMU Soccer Complex at 11 a.m. on the campus ...

Women’s soccer makes history

The women's team celebrates the upset over Ball State

By Terry Rabbitts,

November 2, 2015

The eighth-seeded University of Akron women’s soccer team bested No. 1 seed Ball State University in penalty kicks, 4-3, Sunday afternoon in the first round of the Mid-American Conference tournament in Muncie, Indiana.   Hannah Werth blasted her penalty kick into the back of the net, and the Ball ...

Sports Recap

By Terry Rabbitts,

October 28, 2015

Men’s Golf The University of Akron men's golf team wrapped up the fall season with a fifth-place finish at the Outer Banks Intercollegiate hosted by Old Dominion University. Akron ended the 54-hole event at the par-71, 6,550-yard Kilmarlic Golf Club with an 868 (+16) team total. Yann Pfeiffer...

Sports Recap

By Terry Rabbitts,

October 26, 2015

Men’s Golf Ryan Harris and George Baylis lead The University of Akron men's golf team with a pair of 3-under par 68 performances at the Outer Banks Intercollegiate hosted by Old Dominion University. After the opening round, Akron is currently tied for second in the team competition with the ho...

Sports Recap

By Terry Rabbitts,

October 21, 2015

Men’s Golf On Tuesday, The University of Akron men’s golf team rebounded from a disappointing first round to climb four spots on the second day and finish sixth at the Mountaineer Intercollegiate hosted by West Virginia University. Ryan Harris shot a second round of 71 (-1) to climb from 35th spot to f...

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Hannah Werth tries to control the ball

By Terry Rabbitts,

October 21, 2015

Swimming and Diving The Zips swimming and diving team set three meet records last Friday at the Tom Stubbs Relays in Bowling Green, Ohio, in its first official meet of the 2015-16 season. The relay team of Hannah Raspopovich and Erin Seiler, along with Laura Savariau and Ragen Engel, swam the 200 Medl...

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Frida Fougberg tees off

By Terry Rabbitts,

October 14, 2015

Men’s and Women’s Cross Country The University of Akron men’s and women’s cross country teams will head to the University of Louisville, which is serving as host for the 2015 NCAA Division I Pre-Nationals Invitational at E.P. ‘Tom’ Sawyer State Park. The Pre-National meet serves as a precursor for the...

Sports Recap

By Terry Rabbitts,

October 12, 2015

Women’s Soccer The weekend started good for the women’s soccer team as freshman Becca Gordon scored a goal in the 80th minute to break a 1-1 tie against Northern Illinois University on Friday night. The success would not continue throughout the weekend as the Zips had trouble from the start on...

Sports Recap

By Terry Rabbitts, Sports Editor

September 16, 2015

Women’s Volleyball On Tuesday, the Mid-American Conference selected junior Amanda Bedell as its MAC East Volleyball Offensive Player of the Week. Bedell led Akron with 54 kills and a .416 attack percentage as the Zips went 2-1 this past weekend at the Holiday Inn Invitational.  She was also named...

Sports Around Campus

By Terry Rabbitts, Sports Editor

September 14, 2015

Women’s Volleyball Amanda Bedell collected a team-high 18 kills as Akron was able to fight back for a 3-2 (25-27, 25-23, 26-28, 25-10, 15-12) victory over Wright State University (WSU) on Friday, Sept. 11. The match was the opening contest of the Holiday Inn Invitational hosted by WSU. On Saturda...

Sports Around Campus

By Terry Rabbitts, Sports Editor

September 9, 2015

Women’s Volleyball Fresh off their victories against Navy (3-0), St. Francis University (Pa.) (3-0), and Canisius University (3-1) in the Akron Invitational, the Zips head to the Holiday Inn Invitational in Dayton. This weekend’s matchups will include matches against Wright State University and a ...

Zippy buzzes in mascot challenge

Vote for Zippy in the Capital One Mascot Challenge.

By Forrest Dukes, Sports Editor

November 10, 2014

In the final week of the Capital One Mascot Challenge Zippy lost to Buzz, the mascot from Georgia Tech and fell to her lowest seating in the tournament, 6th place. The tournament has now moved on to the postseason and will be single elimination style. Zippy is facing Buzz again and will look to defeat...

Women's soccer team wins in final minutes

September 13, 2012

Written by: Sartaj Auja Akron Women's Soccer (4-2-0) played at Cub Cadet Field and came out of a tight defensive game victorious as the Zips topped Canisius (1-6-0) 1-0. The Zips won this game after beating Cleveland State on Friday, 2-0. The team is currently on a two-game winning streak. "I’m p...

Sympson's weekly view

September 11, 2012

Written by: Matt Sympson It was a disappointing weekend for the Zips football team who fell to Florida International University. The loss resulted them to drop to a 0-2 record so far this season. It's heartbreaking to see a team give 110% out on the field, force sudden death, and come up on the short ...

Women's soccer team ready to take on any challengers

September 5, 2012

Written by: Sartaj Aujla The University of Akron's Women's Soccer team battled through a daunting 2011 season, and with some changes made to the program, are ready for the challenge ahead with the upcoming 2012 season. The Womens Soccer team finished 7-9-2 in 2011, with posting a 4-2-1 record at home, ...

Zips lose two over weekend

October 24, 2011

By: Parker Perry The University of Akron was held scoreless when the women’s soccer team took to the pitch at Kent State and Buffalo this weekend. Akron started the weekend by traveling to nearby Kent State. The game was played on a muddy, slippery field that had some fans, along with officials, ...

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...

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...

Solid weekend for Lady Zips soccer

September 27, 2011

The Akron Zips women’s soccer team (4-3-1, 1-0-1 MAC) opened up their MAC schedule with two games over the weekend at First Energy Stadium-Cub Cadet Field, coming away with a draw and a win against two teams from the state up north. The first of the two games was played Friday night against Central...

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,”...

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...

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. ...