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LIVE: Akron men's soccer defeats Northern Illinois 2-0

By Michael Beaven Published: October 8, 2011

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Northern Illinois University Huskies vs. The University of Akron Zips

Mid-American Conference men's soccer match - Saturday, October 8, 2011

From FirstEnergy Stadium-Cub Cadet Field

Records entering the match: NIU is 8-2-0 overall and 0-1-0 in the MAC. UA is 7-1-2 overall and 1-0-0 in the MAC.

AKRON STARTING LINEUP

Goalkeeper: Junior David Meves.

Defenders: Junior Chad Barson, sophomore Eric Stevenson and freshmen Bryan Gallego and DeAndre Yedlin.

Midfielders: Junior Scott Caldwell, senior Michael Balogun and freshman Wil Trapp.

Forwards: Sophomore Darren Mattocks, senior Luke Holmes and sophomore Aodhan Quinn.

FIRST HALF

The match has begun. The score is 0-0 early.

AKRON 1-0

Mattocks scores a goal on a header to give the Zips a 1-0 lead in the 16th minute. Quinn took a restart kick from the right side following a foul on the Huskies. Mattocks received the pass and put the ball into the net past junior goalkeeper Jordan Godsey.

The goal is the only shot on goal 30 minutes into the match.

Caldwell gets a shot on goal in the 31st minute.

AKRON 2-0

Mattocks nets another goal in the 32nd minute to extend the Zips advantage to 2-0. Holmes assisted on the goal.

Junior Thomas Schmitt subs into the Zips lineup for Holmes following the goal.

Akron leads 2-0 at halftime.

SECOND HALF

The score remains the same as each team plays on.

Akron wins 2-0.

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