Akron Soccer [NCR]

Discussion in 'Columbus Crew SC' started by doliveti, Sep 15, 2003.

  1. doliveti

    doliveti New Member

    Jul 20, 2000
    Denver, CO
  2. Eggy

    Eggy New Member

    May 28, 1999
    CBUS
    Akron has always had a good team as far as I can remember. Glad they are doing well.

    Better watch yerself though. If say, some MetroStars fan stubled upon this you'd get yer head ripped off for not being Crew related.
     
  3. puttputtfc

    puttputtfc Member+

    Sep 7, 1999
    Good to see Ken Lolla is still the coach. Absolutely solid guy.
     
  4. Bill Archer

    Bill Archer BigSoccer Supporter

    Mar 19, 2002
    Washington, NC
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    In the Mike Berticelli Memorial Tournament in South Bend last weekend, Akron beat Indiana 1 - 0 in overtime and tied Notre Dame 0 - 0 in double ot. IU came in at #10 and ND was #18.

    Their only loss this season was 1 - 0 against #11 St Louis.

    Interestingly, most of the core of the team is local NE Ohio, mostly from Cleveland United and Internationals. Thier keepr transferred from Div III Mt Union. Lolla is terrific at getting the most out of a solid, but hardly highly touted, group. No All Americans, no Nationals, just hard working kids.

    They're for real. We'll be there on Friday night.
     
  5. hangthadj

    hangthadj BigSoccer Yellow Card

    A.S. Roma
    Mar 27, 2001
    Beacon, NY
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    IU is not getting results that they should be, or rather, are used to getting. Yeagley won't get the record at this rate. It's a shame. Oh well.

    Back to Akron aeveryone.
     
  6. doliveti

    doliveti New Member

    Jul 20, 2000
    Denver, CO
  7. Bill Archer

    Bill Archer BigSoccer Supporter

    Mar 19, 2002
    Washington, NC
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    ...And a certain PSU guy around here should be a little nervous.

    The highly touted Nittney Lions have been pretty disappointing thus far.

    They lost to a couple good teams (UCLA and Cal Fullerton) and dropped about ten spots in the rankings.

    Slim victories over lightly regarded (the Brits would say they were "unfancied") sides like Bradley (2-1), Tulsa (3-2), Boston College (2-1) and Hartwick (2-1) have done little to restore the glow. PSU has had two or three incredible recruiting classes in a row, and great things, even National Championships, were expected..

    Akron is their first real test since they dropped their first two games. They have a lot to prove.
     
  8. Crewmudgeon

    Crewmudgeon Member+

    Sep 3, 1999
    Crewdom
    Friends don't let friends go to Akron!
     
  9. doliveti

    doliveti New Member

    Jul 20, 2000
    Denver, CO
  10. Bill Archer

    Bill Archer BigSoccer Supporter

    Mar 19, 2002
    Washington, NC
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    We'll be there.
     
  11. doliveti

    doliveti New Member

    Jul 20, 2000
    Denver, CO
    1-0 Akron. The Zips controlled the run of play in the first half but didn't get too many good scoring opportunities. Akron hit the crossbar with less than two minutes remaining in the first half off a header from a corner kick. The period ended scoreless. The second hald was more even with PSU pushing harder. Akron was awarded a penalty only to be denied by the woodwork. They finally pulled ahead with about 20 minutes left on a beautiful free kick from Hans Jorgen Haugland who caught the keeper off his line. Overall an entertaining evening with over 1,000 people in attendence.
     
  12. Bill Archer

    Bill Archer BigSoccer Supporter

    Mar 19, 2002
    Washington, NC
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Akron 1 - 0 Penn State.

    Hell of a game. Overflow crowd, end-to-end action.

    I think if I was picking a team I'd take PSU. Their talent is tremendous. But Akron is so very well organized, and they execute very well.

    0-0 at the break; Akron had much the better of play in the first half. Penn STate came out firing to start the second, but Akron's keeper, a transfer from Div III Mt Union, handled it all. Akron missed a PK off the crossbar, but later converted a brilliant 30 yard free.

    Terrific match.
     

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