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Zips avenge '09 loss with title

Originally Published: December 12, 2010
By Mechelle Voepel | ESPN.com

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. -- There's a difference between being motivated and haunted. The Akron men's soccer team saw a national championship slip away on penalty kicks last year in the College Cup.

It was the only loss in what was otherwise a near perfect season, and in the postmatch agony, Zips coach Caleb Porter got his point across: It hurts, but don't let this crush you. We'll come back and finish the job next year.

Which is exactly what Akron did ...

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