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Zips advance in convincing fashion

By mrasor Published: November 3, 2006

Men's soccer

With all this season's crossbar bangers and near misses, a day like Friday was inevitable.

Akron beat Bowling Green 8-2 to advance to the MAC Championship game. The Zips will meet Northern Illinois Sunday at 2 p.m. in DeKalb, Ill.

Seven Zips scored a goal. Freshman Stefan Ostergren tallied two.

The Zips trailed early as Evan Bush allowed a silly goal. Of course, it's hard to remember that after the offense pounded the net eight times the rest of the game.

It's cliche, but unfortunately the goals won't carry over for Sunday. NIU delivered Akron's only loss on Oct. 14, a 1-0 decision where Akron missed all 16 shots on goal.


This has nothing to do with sports or the Zips.

However, in this political season, Iraq has been heavily discussed. In fact, it's easy to forget there are real soldiers overseas fighting to keep us safe.

Watch this video of my buddy Joe Tomci, who gave his life for America. It's OK to laugh. Actually, it's really hard not to.

Swimming and diving

Akron took its first step to prove it deserves being the No. 20 mid-major school in the country.

The Zips beat Buffalo 168-127 tonight at Ocasek Natatorium.

Oh, and by the way, freshman Katelyn Lofland shattered the school record in the 1650 freestyle by 11 seconds. Eleven freshmen contributed, which is a terrific sign for Nittaya Klim's squad.

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