Posted on: October 19, 2010 10:03 pm

College Soccer: Akron 7, Michigan 1

Who would have ever thought a MAC team could so dominate the Big Ten in any sport... Well, it appears they can, at least in soccer.  Tuesday night the Akron U Zips thrashed the Michigan team at Akron 7-1.  Shots on Goal favored Akron as well, 13-3.  Michigan appeared to be able to do only one thing right, and that was to continuously try to injure Akron players with hard fouls, particularly in the last 15 minutes of the game.  It's a shame that when a team can't win, they feel so compelled to take out their frustrations by trying to physical disable a player on the other team...

Akron is now 2-0-1 against the Big Ten this year, with the tie coming about as a result of a desperation shot by Ohio State in the last two seconds of regulation time.

Akron's next game is October 23rd against Western Michigan at Akron.  Catch the game on the internet at GoZips.com (monthly or annual fee required).
Category: Soccer
Posted on: October 17, 2010 8:59 pm
Edited on: October 17, 2010 9:22 pm

College Soccer

I gotta admit it, watching college soccer can be way more interesting then "Pro", World Cup and Olympic soccer.  I subscribed to my alma mater's website (Go Akron U Zips!) so I could view their soccer games, and other than the very questionable camera work, I found it to be VERY entertaining!  Probably the most refreshing thing to not see was the "oh he trippped me so I'm going to roll around on the ground for a while" antics.  Sure, players got hurt and fell down, but they didn't appear to be "milking it" in an attempt to coerce a card out of a referee.

The game, Akron (#1 in the country) vs. Buffalo was VERY one-sided with Buffalo scoring no goals, no "Shots-on-goal" and no corner kicks, but watching the skill with which the Akron players handled the ball was awe inspiring.  This is about the fourth or fifth game I have watched over the internet, and while the presentation was not the best in all the matches, at least the games are entertaining.  I just wish the rest of the sportsworld, including you CBSSportsline, would pay a little more attention to college soccer.  Soccer is up and coming here in the USA, and the media outlets need to get on the bandwagon!
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