MAC soccer: Akron beats Western Michigan 3 to 1. Reported by Brad Bournival.

The University of Akron men’s soccer team rarely comes into a Mid-American Conference Tournament labeled as the underdog. That’s what made the second-seeded Zips’ 3 to 1 championship win over top-seeded Western Michigan on Sunday more satisfying.

After the Broncos stopped a 12-year run by Akron as the MAC regular-season champion, the Zips exacted a little revenge in claiming their sixth consecutive tournament crown. With the win, Akron received an automatic bid in the N.C.A.A. Tournament.