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Zips fall in Sweet Sixteen

By mrasor Published: November 30, 2008

Men's soccer
The Zips lost today 1-0 in Evanston despite doubling the Wildcats' shots on goal (14 to seven).
The game-winning goal came on a defensive slip-up.
Northwestern's Jack Hillgard received a pass from the sideline. He lobbed it over Akron's defense to Geoff Fallon, who did not have a defender between himself and Akron goalie Evan Bush. It was the 61st minute when Fallon pumped the ball into the right corner of the net.
I really thought Akron would have enough motivation heading into today's game to carry it back to Lee Jackson Field for the Elite Eight. The Zips just never got a good enough look on those 14 shots.
It's sad that such a great season would end with the taint of impropriety -- that a higher seed loses its home-field advantage because of speculation about field conditions four days ahead of the fact.

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