Richie Laryea – Sophomore – Midfielder – Akron
Laryea recorded a hat trick to lead Akron past Northern Illinois 4-0 in a MAC contest. His first score was a putback of a deflection of teammate Goncalo Soares shot on goal. His second score came when he controlled and slotted a deflection of teammate Sam Gainford's shot back into the net. Laryea's final goal of the evening came after a nice move out of a give and go with assists from Goncalo Soares and Gainford. Laryea has now scored nine goals to date including three game-winners and has contributed three helpers.
Akron has now won six straight to improve to 10-2-1 with a 2-0-0 mark in MAC play. The Zips return to the pitch on Wednesday when they host Michigan State out of the Big Ten Conference at FirstEnergy Stadium. They then travel to face Western Michigan on Saturday in Kalamazoo at 1 p.m. in a MAC game.