No. 1 Akron opened the 2016 men's season with a pair of 1-0 wins over ranked Georgetown and Seattle to capture the Akron Classic.
In the win over Georgetown, the Zips scored the
game-winner with 36 seconds remaining.
Senior Brad Ruhaak
scored on a rebound of Ezana Kahsay
's shot that Georgetown goalkeeper JT Marcinkowski
saved. The U-20 keeper
had kept the Hoyas in the game with eight saves.
German keeper Ben Lundt
had two saves against the Hoyas and a career-best eight saves in the win over Seattle. The sophomore kept
the Zips in the game in the first half when the Redhawks had a 5-1 edge in shots on goal. Tyler Sanda
won the game with a goal in the 88th minute on a cross from star Adam
Named to the Akron Classic All-Tournament team for the Zips were Lundt, Najem and seniors Danilo Radjen
and Victor Souto