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Zips put away Stanford with near-perfect first half
November 30th, 2009 9AM
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[AKRON-STANFORD 2-0] Playing one of its best halves of the season, top-ranked Akron defeated Stanford, 2-0, before a record home crowd of 2,806 fans and advanced to the quarterfinals against Tulsa Saturday at Lee Jackson Field. If the Zips win, they will tie Indiana's single-season record with 23 straight wins.

Teal Bunburybecame the nation's leading scorer with his 17th goal of the season in the 29th minute to give UA a 1-0 lead. Junior Anthony Ampaipitakwong made it 2-0 in the 37th minute on a direct free kick from 26 yards out -- his third long-distance strike in two tournament games.

"I thought it was a business-like game for us and that is something we have focused on," said Akron coach Caleb Porter. "I think the tendency, at times, is for teams to try to change things because now you are playing for a national championship. Some put extra pressure on themselves and I think you need to do the exact opposite. You need to continue what you have done all year. For us, that is playing our style -- dictating the game on both sides of the ball, and jumping on a team early with our pressure, speed of play and movement."

The Zips had a 9-0 edge on shots in the first half and 16-4 for the game.

"I thought our first half was one of the best halves of the year," Porter said. "In fact, I'm not so sure I have seen a college soccer team do what we did to a team like we did in the first half in any season I have been a part of."

Akron is vying to become the first team in 35 years to win a national championship with a perfect record.



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