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The No. 1 University of Akron men's soccer teams defeated the University at Buffalo 4-0 on Saturday night at Lee R. Jackson Soccer Field in a Mid-American Conference match.
UA has an 11-0-1 overall record and a 4-0-0 league mark. UB is 5-7-1 overall and 1-2-0 in the MAC.
Junior midfielder Michael Nanchoff gave the Zips a 1-0 lead in the 21st minute when he scored off of a penalty kick. Nanchoff's shot went into the bottom right of the net past Bulls goalkeeper junior Nick Fetterman.
Freshman forward Darren Mattocks drew the foul in the box.
Mattocks extended the Zips advantage to 2-0 in the 28th minute with a goal. Junior forward Darlington Nagbe assisted on the goal.
Mattocks made the score 3-0 in the 41st minute with a goal off of a corner kick by senior midfielder Anthony Ampaipitakwong.
Mattocks scored his third goal of the match to make the score 4-0 in the 63rd minute.
UA Starting Lineup
Goalkeeper: Sophomore David Meves.
Defenders: Senior Chris Korb, junior Kofi Sarkodie, sophomore Zarek Valentin and sophomore Chad Barson.
Midfielders: Senior Anthony Ampaipitakwong, junior Michael Nanchoff, sophomore Scott Caldwell and freshman Perry Kitchen.
Forwards: Junior Darlington Nagbe and freshman Darren Mattocks.
Freshmen Reinaldo Brenes, McKauly Tulloch, Eric Stevenson and Martin Ontiveros entered the Zips lineup as reserves along with senior Enrique Paez, juniors Michael Balogun and Matt Dagilis, and sophomores Ben Speas and Thomas Schmitt. Sophomore goalkeeper Anthony Ponikvar also logged minutes.
Tonight is the 100th match for Caleb Porter as UA coach. Porter has compiled a 78-12-9 record during his tenure and was named the 2009 NSCAA National Coach of the Year. Porter has guided the Zips to three consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances, including a runner-up finish in the 2009 College Cup.
Porter is 22-1-1 against MAC opponents since taking over the UA program in 2006. UA is unbeaten in its past 30 home matches (29-0-1). That is the longest active streak in the NCAA and matches the fourth-longest streak in NCAA history. Tusla holds the record, which is 39 and spans from 1988-1992.