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Akron beats Penn State late

Men's Soccer, Division I, UMBC, Penn State, Akron

AKRON, Ohio -- Aodhan Quinn scored two goals, both off a free kick, to help ninth-ranked Akron to 2-1 comeback win in double overtime versus 11th-ranked Penn State on Wednesday night at FirstEnergy Stadium – Cub Cadet Field.

Quinn's fourth goal of the season, and third gamewinner, came in the 105th minute as his indirect free kick found the right corner of the goal and extended the Akron (13-3-1) win streak to three matches and its unbeaten stretch to seven (6-0-1).

Quinn evened the score at 1-all in the 82nd minute when he tucked a free kick from the top of the box inside the right post. Following the scoring sequence, Penn State (11-5-1) defender Akil Howard was issued a red card after an altercation with UA's Robbie Derschang. The Nittany Lions were forced to played down a man from that point.

Quinn's equalizer came after a trio of near scoring misses by the Zips late in regulation. A shot by Adam Najem in the 68th minute hit the left post, while headers by Reinaldo Brenes in the 76th minute and Zac Portillos in the 79th minute both went wide left.

Akron outshot the opposition 32-10, including an 11-5 margin in shots on goal. The Zips had three shots on goal and 11 total shots in the first half.

Connor Maloney was responsible for the lone score of the evening by PSU in the 39th minute. He struck from 10 yards out from the right side of the box after controlling a pass from Michael Gonzalez.

UA goalkeeper Fernando Pina recorded four saves in the winning effort, while PSU 'keeper Andrew Wolverton had nine saves in the loss.

No. 6 UMBC 1, Stony Brook 0

BALTIMORE -- UMBC junior midfielder Michael DiCesare scored the game’s lone goal with 2:35 remaining and the host Retrievers blanked Stony Brook 1-0 to clinch its first America East regular-season title since 2003.

The sixth-ranked Retrievers extended their unbeaten streak to seven and improved to 14-1-2 overall and 5-0-2 in league play. Stony Brook, which was eliminated from post-season play with the setback fell to 6-10-1, 1-5-1.

The Retrievers will be the No. 1 seed for the America East Conference championships and will host a semifinal match on Wednesday vs. the winner of Saturday’s first-round match between No. 5 Albany at No. 4 Vermont.

UMBC improved to 9-6-0 vs. Stony Brook and each of the past three results have been 1-0 Retriever victories.

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