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No. 1 Zips defeat Flames 3-1, improve record to 10-0-0

By Michael Beaven Published: October 8, 2009

The No. 1 University of Akron men's soccer team remained perfect Wednesday night with a 3-1 victory at University of Illinois-Chicago.
Junior Blair Gavin, sophomore Kofi Sarkodie and sophomore Teal Bunbury each scored a goal for the Zips, who have a 10-0-0 record. The Flames, who dropped to 3-3-4, got a goal from Kevin Stoll.
UA, the No. 1 team in the country in all five national polls, took a 1-0 in the 72nd minute after Gavin’s goal. Sarkodie’s goal in the 86th minute gave the Zips a 2-0 advantage.
Stoll cut the Flames deficit to 2-1 with a goal in the 89th minute. The Zips responded 36 seconds later when Bunbury tallied a goal to make it 3-1.
This was just the second time this season an opponent scored a goal against the Zips.
The Zips held an advantage over the Flames in shots (12-5) and shots on goal (9-2). Each team had four corner kicks.
UA is one win shy of matching their best start in school history. UA’s 2005 team, which held a No. 1 national ranking for a month, started the season 11-0-0 and was unbeaten through 17 games.
UA plays Saturday at Western Michigan at 2 p.m.

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