UCLA powers past Akron; Seattle wins regular season WAC title


Jose Hernandez had his fifth multi-goal game of the season and Seyi Adekoya also recorded a brace in No. 25 UCLA’s 4-2 win on the road over No. 6 Akron on Sunday afternoon.

The Bruins twice blew leads but put the Zips away with Adekoya’s 11th goal of the season in the 75th minute. Abu Danladi had three assists in the match. Hernandez scored his 11th of the season to pad the lead in the 82nd minute. The freshman from Mexico is one goal shy of the UCLA rookie record for goals.

Adam Najem tied it up in the 29th minute and Goncalo Soares equalized for the Zips in the 54th minute. Stuart Holthuson set up both Akron goals.

No. 15 Seattle also won by a 4-2 scoreline on Sunday. David Olsen opened the scoring in the 7th minute and added another in the 13th minute before Sam Langston made it 3-0 in the 39th minute with his eventual game-winner.

Ben Conway got Incarnate Word back into the game with goals four minutes apart on each side of halftime, but Olsen’s third put the game away in the 75th minute to clinch the Red Hawks’ second regular season WAC title in the past three seasons.

San Diego wins sixth straight; Northwestern beats Penn State on late goals; Cal wins again

A 106th minute penalty kick sent San Diego to their sixth straight win over St. Mary’s on Sunday. Keegan Smith converted the penalty kick to keep the Toreros undefeated in West Coast Conference play.

Northwestern got late goals from Mike Roberge in the 79th minute and Nathan Dearth two minutes later to overcome a 1-0 deficit from Connor Maloney’s 11th minute golazo. With the loss, Penn State’s record drops under .500 at 6-7-3.

Cal’s resurgence continued on Sunday with a 2-1 win over Oregon State for the Bear’s fourth straight win.

Christian Thierjung gave the Bears the lead with his fourth goal in the last five matches in the 7th minute and Nick Lima made it 2-0 in the 23rd minute with his eventual game-winner. Jordan Jones pulled one back for the Beavers in the 39th minute, but the defenses prevailed the rest of the way with a scoreless second half.



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