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The Akron Zips Men's Soccer Team returns to the College Cup finals

Posted: 11:08 PM, Dec 07, 2018
Updated: 2018-12-08 04:08:57Z
The Akron Zips Men's Soccer Team returns to the College Cup finals

The Akron Zips Men’s Soccer Team is heading to the 2018 College Cup finals after defeating Michigan State 5-1 in Santa Barbara on Friday evening.

Akron advances to play the winner of No. 2 Indiana or No. 11 Maryland in Sunday’s final.

The Zips have been runners-up for the championship twice, in 1986 and in 2009, but have only won the title once, back in 2010 when they beat the Louisville Cardinals 1-0.

Akron was coming off a 3-2 win against the three-time defending champion Stanford.

The Zips will look to leave Santa Barbara on Sunday night with their second College Cup trophy. The game airs on Sunday at 8 p.m. on ESPNU.