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Evenly Matched: Falcons and Zips Tie Again in Second Season Meeting

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Evenly Matched: Falcons and Zips Tie Again in Second Season Meeting

BGSU Men’s Soccer traveled to the University of Akron to take on the nationally ranked Zips in a Mid-American Conference matchup on Monday night. After the final whistle would blow, the two teams would finish in a 0-0 draw, the second draw in this matchup this season.

BG’s defense would hold strong against Akron for the second time this season, having allowed just one goal against the Zips in the two matches. In total, the Falcons have only allowed seven goals all season.

The Zips would lead the Falcons in shots and shots on goal, 12-2 and 3-1, respectively. Despite that, the Falcons would thwart every offensive attempt, with junior goalkeeper Brendan Graves making two key saves in the final four minutes of the match.

Junior midfielder Kyle Cusimano and freshman forward Trace Terry would lead the Falcons in shots with one apiece. Cusimano also had BG’s lone shot on goal.

While the Falcons failed to put any shots in the back of the net, their defense had another great showing.

“We have one of the best defenses in the country and holding Akron to one goal in two games is testimony to that,” Head Coach Eric Nichols said. “We are disappointed not to get more out of the game, but I am really proud of the way the boys battled both a good opponent and the conditions tonight.”

With the draw, BGSU is now 3-4-5 overall on the season, with a 1-1-2 record in the MAC. The Falcons will face Chicago State for the second time in eight days, when the Cougars travel to BG on Friday, Oct. 21. The match at Cochrane Stadium will start at 7 p.m., with senior night festivities taking place before kickoff.

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