The Buchtelite

Zips gain ground nationally

Zips gain ground nationally

By Forrest Dukes, Sports Editor

June 26, 2014

The men’s track team continued their dominance in conference play by winning yet another MAC conference championship. This is the team’s second straight championship in outdoor track while also completing a sweep for the second time by winning both indoor and outdoor championships. Dennis Mitchell,...

Akron wins their final regular season game against Buffalo

February 29, 2012

By: Parker Perry The University of Akron women’s basketball team finished their regular season with a victory over the Buffalo Bulls Tuesday 78-69. With the win, Akron clinched the six seed and will host a rematch against the Bulls Saturday afternoon in the first round of the Mid-American Confere...

Akron’s late comeback not good enough to overcome Kent

February 27, 2012

By: Parker Perry Akron trailed by seven points with just a minute to play, but was able to cut the lead down to one with 20 seconds remaining in the game. The Zips attempted three shots from beyond the arc, but were unable to land one in the effort. The game started with the two teams exchanging...

Softball preview

February 22, 2012

By: Zach West The University of Akron softball team kicked off their season Feb. 10 by participating in the Southeast Louisiana Lion Classic and the College of Charleston Cougar Classic. In the Southeast Louisiana Lion Classic the Zips posted a 2-3 record, beating Southeastern Louisiana and Southern Uni...

Women's basketball falls to Bowling Green, remains No. 6

February 20, 2012

By: Parker Perry Akron was out-rebounded during the game. They also committed more turnovers, yet still were able to stay within five points for most of the game. Matt, add appropriate stats here! In the first half, Akron and Bowling Green exchanged blows. The lead swayed back and forth before UA sto...

UA Tennis prevails, reaches 10-0

February 20, 2012

By: Christian Turner The University of Akron tennis team remains undefeated after a successful weekend of play. Every time we play Louisville, it is an absolute battle,” said Akron Head Coach Brandon Padgett.  “I was pleased with our doubles play, and that ended up being the difference in the match.”...

UA tennis team to face Louisville on Friday

February 16, 2012

By: Christian Turner The University of Akron tennis team will face off against the Louisville Cardinals on Friday. The Zips, who have an overall record of 8-0, are coming off of a victorious weekend, defeating Cleveland State, Youngstown State and New Jersey Institute of Technology. The team finished th...

Women's basketball defeats Ohio, improves to 12-14, 6-6 in MAC

February 15, 2012

By: Parker Perry UA had several contributors who helped outscore the Bobcats 42-27 in the second half. Sophomores Carly Young, Hanna Luburgh and Sina King and seniors Natasha Williams and Jasmine Mushington each scored at least six points in the second half alone. The Zips were led overall by King, wh...

UA tennis team gets multiple victories over weekend

February 13, 2012

By: Christian Turner The Women’s Tennis team continued their successful season over the weekend with multiple victories. The winning streak continued Saturday by halting the 2011 Great West Conference champion Highlanders 4-0 winning streak. The Zips won the doubles point at No. 1 with an 8-2 vi...

Women’s basketball wins two in a row

February 13, 2012

By: Parker Perry The University of Akron women’s basketball team (11-14, 5-6 MAC) continued their winning ways Saturday evening, defeating Western Michigan (6-18, 3-8 MAC) 81-67 in front of a crowd of 1,517. Akron opened up the game on an 8-0 run. Eventually, their lead improved to 14. The early ru...

Akron takes down Central Michigan

February 7, 2012

By: Parker Perry The University of Akron women’s basketball team (10-14, 4-6 MAC) moved up two positions in the Mid-American Conference standings over the weekend. Akron started Saturday in eighth place, but was able to overtake Central Michigan (12-12, 4-6 MAC) after beating them 97-87 on Saturda...

Women’s basketball drops two straight

January 30, 2012

By: Parker Perry Without their two leading scorers, The University of Akron women’s basketball team (9-13, 3-5 MAC) had a rough week. UA finished the week 0-2, losing to a less-than-impressive Northern Illinois (9-11, 3-5 MAC) squad 72-66, and being blown out by a good Eastern Michigan team (14-7, 6-2 ...

King, Ruper, Hanna step up for Lady Zips

January 26, 2012

By: Parker Perry When a team sees its star rolling on the floor grasping her knee, it usually does not bode well. Despite the loss of star forward Rachel Tecca due to injury, The University of Akron women’s basketball team has figured out a way to compete so far in the Mid-American Conference. After...

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, ...

UA volleyball drops two games: Zips lose to NIU 3-2 and WMU 3-0 over the weekend

October 17, 2011

By: Jay Dukes The Akron volleyball team fell in matches this weekend against Northern Illinois University and Western Michigan at the JAR to bring their record to 4-17 overall. Friday, the Zips lost the matchup against Northern Illinois University, but won two of the five sets played, during one of wh...

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 volleyball team goes 1-1 homecoming weekend

October 11, 2011

By: Jay Dukes The University of Akron volleyball team hosted Ohio University Friday at the JAR, falling in straight sets 22-25, 16-25, and 20-25. The Zips now have a record of 3-15, 0-5 in MAC play. While Ohio University’s record improves to 13-6, the Bobcats are also undefeated in conference play...

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...

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 ...

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...

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,...

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...