With seconds left in a 2-2 game, Will Jackson (freshman, fwd.) arched a hopeful shot from the edge of the penalty area. It bounced over the sliding goalkeeper and into the net, giving Akron a comeback victory over Northern Illinois University on Saturday.
Jackson’s goal was his fourth goal of the season. Earlier in the match, Louis Sala (sophomore, mid.) gave NIU a 2-0 lead when he stepped up to the penalty spot and scored his second goal of the season.
Akron’s midweek game saw Colin Biros (sophomore, mid./fwd.) score his first goal of the year — off Jackson’s third assist — in a 3-1 loss to Cleveland State.
With one regular season game left, the Zips (5-9-2) have secured an opening-round bye for the MAC Championships.
Javier Steinwascher (senior, fwd.) scored three times as the University of Indianapolis topped William Jewell 4-0 on Sunday. Alejandro Steinwascher (sophomore, mid./fwd.) assisted the opener in the 2nd minute.
Highlights are available on the UIndy Athletics Twitter page.
Javier finished the regular season with nine goals and twelve assists. Alejandro had six goals and four assists.
The Greyhounds (12-4-1) will host a first-round matchup in the GLVC tournament.
Nebojsa Popovic (redshirt senior, fwd.) pushed his team-leading goal total to 10, scoring twice as Michigan won 2-0 over Michigan State last Tuesday in Ann Arbor.
In the 10th minute, Marc Ybarra (junior, mid.) sent in a corner. Popovic received the failed clearance, then turned and fired on net. His shot ricocheted off a Spartan defender and into the side netting. In the 38th minute, Ybarra dispossessed an MSU midfielder and tapped it to Popovic. After a few dribbles, he fired a shot off the far post and into the goal.
Michigan closed the regular season Sunday with a 4-2 victory at No. 17 Maryland. The Wolverines finished third in the Big Ten at 4-1-3. They’ll host the sixth-seeded Spartans in a conference tournament quarterfinal Sunday, Nov. 10.
Popovic and Ybarra are among four Wolverines who started all 17 regular season matches. Ybarra led Michigan with eight assists. Umar Farouk Osman (junior, fwd.) has a goal and two assists in 15 matches. Kevin Buca (sophomore, mid.) has made 16 appearances and has one assist.
Griffin DeBolt (sophomore, def.) scored his second goal of the season in the 4th minute Saturday, but the Butler Bulldogs fell 2-1 to Creighton in overtime.
DeBolt and Rhys Myers (junior, def.) have been steady at the back for Butler, appearing in 14 matches each. Jarred Timmer (redshirt senior, mid.) has a goal and two assists in 533 minutes. Hemi Nasser (freshman, fwd.) has played in all 16 matches this year, scoring once.
Butler (9-6-1) will close the regular season Wednesday afternoon. A win over Xavier will guarantee their spot in the Big East tournament.
Six players from the Bucks started last Tuesday as Marshall scored a 2-1 victory at Oakland University.
Milo Yosef (redshirt freshman, fwd.) scored his 11th goal in the 29th minute to put Marshall in front. Jan-Erik Leinhos (sophomore, def.) got the assist, his first assist of the season, in his 36th consecutive start as a member of the Herd. Pedro Dolabella (junior, mid.) put two shots on goal for Marshall.
The squad for Oakland featured Elliot Bentley (senior, def.), Spencer Nolff (senior, mid.), and Dylan Borczak (junior, mid.). Borczak leads the Golden Grizzlies with eight assists, and he’s tied for second with four goals.
Andrew Pannenberg (redshirt sophomore, keep.), Isaiah Parente (sophomore, mid.), and the Demon Deacons will head to the ACC Championship tournament with a bye.
They finished the regular season Friday night with a 3-1 win at No. 25 Louisville.
Pannenberg has played 16 games in net, recording eight shutouts and making 34 saves. Parente has also started consistently, notching a goal and four assists.
After falling 2-0 at Michigan on Tuesday, the Spartans dropped their fourth match in a row Sunday in East Lansing — losing 1-0 to Big Ten champions Indiana.
Patrick Nielsen (redshirt junior, def.) started the match, but neither Michael Wetungu (senior, def.) nor Giuseppe Barone (senior, mid.) appeared.
The Spartans finished sixth in the Big Ten at 3-4-1. They’ll visit the third-seeded Wolverines for a conference tournament quarterfinal Sunday, Nov. 10.
Stefan Rokvic (senior, mid.) scored his team-leading eighth goal of the season Wednesday as his Raiders fell 7-1 at Kentucky. Saturday night saw a 1-0 defeat to Green Bay.
Alec Philippe (senior, fwd.) has four goals and two assists for the Raiders this season. Brayden McNitt (junior, mid.) has two goals and one assist.
Justin Ingram (junior, mid.) at Loyola University Maryland: Ingram helped set up the third goal with a long ball from midfield, part of a 3-0 win Saturday at Boston University. He has five assists this season.
Charlie Booth (redshirt senior, def.) at the University of Rhode Island: Booth started again Saturday as the Rams beat Denver 2-1 to win the Atlantic 10 regular season title.
Gustavo Vasconcelos (redshirt junior, keep.) at Florida Gulf Coast University: Vasconcelos has yet to return from an injury suffered Oct. 1. Previously, he’d made 35 saves in nine games.
Tanguy Guerineau (redshirt senior, fwd.) at Oral Roberts University: Guerineau had two assists Saturday amid a 3-0 win at Omaha. In victory, No. 24 ORU claimed the Summit League regular season title.
Leroy Enzugusi (junior, fwd.) at Drake University: Enzugusi scored his team-leading seventh goal Sunday to open the scoring in a 3-3 draw with Loyola Chicago.
Foster Appiah (senior, def.) at Florida Southern College (D-II): Appiah didn’t feature in last week’s action for the Mocs.
David Achaerandio (redshirt senior, fwd.) at Point Loma Nazarene University (D-II): Over the past three games, Achaerandio has six goals and three assists.
Yuri Farkas Guglielmi (senior, fwd.) at Madonna University (NAIA): Farkas didn’t feature in last week’s action for the Crusaders.