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Hamburg junior Anjali Silverheels, an All-Western New York first team lacrosse attack, announced that she will continue her playing career at Division I University of Akron. Last spring in her third year on the varsity, she had a breakout season by recording career highs in goals (46), assists (36) and points (82) for the Bulldogs. "When I went to visit the campus th…

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Liam Callahan's Syracuse Orange and Ezana Kahsay's Akron Zips have both advanced to Kansas City, Kansas, for the Dec. 11 NCAA College Cup semifinals. The Sweet Home High School graduate Callahan assisted on Ben Polk's goal in the 79th minute as Syracuse blanked Boston College, 1-0. The Golden Eagles were the last team to beat the Orange, back on Oct. 30. Watch the highlig…

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He doesn't grab national headlines like teammates Richie Laryea and Adam Najem, nor is he a grizzled upperclassman leader like Andrew Souders, Brad Ruhaak and Jake Fenlason, but Ezana Kahsay plays an important role for the Akron Zips men's soccer team. A 2013 graduate of International Prep in Buffalo, the red-shirt freshman is not a starter for the country's No. 5 ranked …

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Not since 2004 has a Western New York boys high school soccer alumnus won an NCAA Division I National Championship, and that player -- Indiana University's Jordan Chirico, who actually claimed back-to-back titles -- hailed from Section V power Livonia. In 2015, two Section VI alums are still alive in the hunt for the national title, as Syracuse's Liam Callahan (Sweet Home…

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The result: The Akron Zips, the No. 4-ranked team in the country, won their eighth Mid-American Conference title in the last nine years with a narrow 1-0 victory over upstart University at Buffalo on Sunday at Akron's FirstEnergy Stadium-Cub Cadet Field. With the loss, the Bulls' season ends with a record of 8-7-4 and the title of MAC runners-up. The game was over when: N…

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The University at Buffalo Bulls men's soccer team can't help but feel a little cheated. Executing an underdog's game-plan to near perfection, UB shocked No. 8-ranked Akron with an early goal and then defended marvelously as a team -- conceding just once before Bulls defender Fox Slotemaker was ruled to have upended Akron midfielder Richie Laryea on the edge of the six-yar…