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Women’s soccer falls to Akron 2-0

September 13, 2012

By Stephanie Metzger

The Cleveland State University Vikings women’s soccer team fell 2-0 to the University of Akron Zips on Friday evening.

The first period was all about the Vikings, who had three shots on goal and one save by goalkeeper Becca Coleman.

Forward Vickie Havas made a solid scoring effort 40 minutes into the half, but her shot sailed just wide of the net.

Akron struck twice during the second period. Akron forward Megan Waskowski was fed the ball from midfielder Kelly Deniro before striking the ball into the upper-left corner of the net, giving the Zips the 1-0 advantage.

With less than eight minutes remaining, Deniro posted a goal of her own on an assist from substitute Karina Atkinson.

The two-goal lead proved to be enough for the Zips, who held the Vikings scoreless for the remainder of the match.

Vikings’ head coach Derrek Falor was encouraged by the team’s defensive adjustments, despite the game’s outcome.

“I think we took a couple steps forward today, even though the scoreboard doesn’t say it,” said Falor. “I thought defensively, we were better. We cut down on the amount of shots we’ve given up.”

Friday’s loss drops CSU to a 2-4 record. Next, they will head to Athens, Ohio to face the Ohio University Bobcats at Chessa Field on Sunday.