Men’s soccer loses to Akron 3-0 at home
Cleveland State men’s soccer lost 3-0 at home against the Akron Zips Oct. 11, bringing the team's record to 3 wins, 7 losses and 2 draws for the season.
The first half of the match ended with a scoreless tie, during which the No. 3 ranked Zips held a 6-2 lead in the shot count.
After the break, Akron broke the deadlock in the 65th minute, when forward Jason Shokalook capitalized on a combination of passes from fellow Zips, Will Jackson and Joel Sangwa. Just three minutes later, Shokalook found the back of the net once again, this time with assistance from Stefan Dobrijevic and Dyson Clapier.
CSU’s goalkeeper Omeed Naeemy, blue strip, prepares for an incoming header. (Credit: Ryan Yeary)
Shokalook secured the hat-trick and sealed Akron’s 3-0 victory in the 73rd minute, with an assist from forward Dobrijevic.
For the match, Akron outshot the Vikings 18-4, credited to four different players.
Vikings midfielder Caleb Trowbridge and Vikings defender Anthony Calleri each managed a single shot on goal for the Green and White. CSU’s goalkeeper Omeed Naeemy shone, with eight saves during the contest.
Cleveland State return to action on Saturday, with a 7 p.m. kickoff as they travel to Purdue Fort Wayne.