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Florida Atlantic University Owls vs. No. 1 University of Akron Zips
at Lee Jackson Field
Sophomore defender Kofi Sarkodie scored a goal in the ninth minute to give the Zips a 1-0 lead. Junior midfielder Michael Nanchoff assisted on the goal by starting the play with a free kick.
Freshman midfielder Perry Kitchen netted a goal in the 11th minute to extend the Zips lead to 2-0. Nanchoff assisted on the goal following a corner kick.
Sarkodie scored his second goal of the game in the 53rd minute to make the score 3-0. Nanchoff recorded his third assist of the match.
UA's starting lineup is:
– Forwards: Junior Darlington Nagbe and freshman Darren Mattocks.
– Midfielders: Senior Anthony Ampaipitakwong, junior Michael Nanchoff, sophomore Scott Caldwell and freshman Perry Kitchen.
– Defenders: Senior Chris Korb, junior Kofi Sarkodie and sophomores Zarek Valentin and Chad Barson.
- Goalkeeper: sophomore David Meves.
Zips coach Caleb Porter was able to get several reserves playing time.
Sophomores Ben Speas, Thomas Schmitt, and freshmen McKauly Tulloch, Martin Ontiveros, Eric Stevenson, Reinaldo Brenes each entered the Zips lineup as reserves along with juniors Michael Balogun and Matt Dagilis and senior Enrique Paez.