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Division I NCAA Men's Soccer Tournament Second Round at Lee R. Jackson Soccer Field
UA wins 3-2.
The University of Akron Zips (19-1-1) vs. the West Virginia University Mountaineers (11-8-2).
Freshman forward Darren Mattocks scored a goal to give the Zips a 1-0 lead in the 12th minute from a couple yards out. The goal came following a corner kick by senior midfielder Anthony Ampaipitakwong.
Mattocks' initial shot was saved by Mountaineers sophomore midfielder Uwem Etuk. Mattocks then gathered the ball after the deflection and put it into the net past senior goalkeeper Zach Johnson.
Mattocks scored his second goal of the match in the 31st minute with a shot in front of the goalie box. Johnson got a hand on the ball, but it trickled past him and into the net. Junior defender Kofi Sarkodie notched the assist.
AKRON leads 2-0 at halftime
Mattocks nearly made it 3-0 in the second half with a shot on goal that sophomore Eric Schoenle deflected away.
Sophomore midfielder Scott Caldwell netted a goal in the 69th minute to lift the Zips to a 3-0 advantage. Ampaipitakwong and junior forward Darlington Nagbe were both credited with an assist.
Sophomore midfielder Abel "Shadow" Sebele cut the Mountaineers deficit to 3-1 with 9:06 remaining in the match. Freshman Jay Williams and senior Daniel Hagey each received an assist.
Junior defender Uzi Tayou netted a goal with 4:57 to go in the match. Sebele earned the assist.
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.
Freshman Reinaldo Brenes and sophomore Ben Speas each contributed in reserve roles.
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