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

Posted at 11:08 PM, Dec 07, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-07 23:08:57-05

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.