Women’s soccer team falls twice over weekend


Jason Howell

Red-shirt junior defender Lindsey Marino is grabbed by Northern Kentucky freshman Payton Naylor during the Panthers’ 6-0 loss on Aug. 23 at Lakeside Field.

Bob Reynolds, Sports Editor

The Eastern women’s soccer team took two defeats over the weekend against Western Illinois and Northern Iowa.

The Panthers lost 3-2 in double overtime Friday against Western Illinois after Leatherneck senior Skyler Jessop scored the winning goal at the 105-minute mark.

Eastern senior Molly Hawkins tied the game up six minutes and 30 seconds in with an assist from senior Kathleen Mackinnon.

Hawkins would later give the Panthers a 2-1 lead right out of the break, scoring her second goal of the game.

Western Illinois freshman Ashley Kuhlmann scored at the 73:16 mark of the second half to tie the game at two.

The Panthers finished the game with 10 shots, four of which were on goal. Freshman goalkeeper Maddie Lyon had eight saves.

Western Illinois senior Victoria Kappell saved 2-of-4 shots.

The Panthers were blanked, 3-0, by Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls, Iowa on Sunday.

Northern Iowa senior Katie Witt scored on a throw-in by freshman Morgan Teel at the 35th minute mark of the first half to take a 1-0 lead heading into the half.

Sophomore Sarah Brandt played a through ball to Annie Dale, who connected with it and scored at the 47:33 mark of the second half to give Northern Iowa a 2-0 lead.

Senior Maddie Welch would score her second goal of the season at the 88:37 mark of the second half to give Northern Iowa a 3-0 lead.

Eastern finished with five shots total, three of which were on goal.

Freshman goalkeepers Erin Morgan and Liz Carmody played a half apiece. Morgan made three saves on the day.

The Panthers will return home Friday when they face Indiana-Purdue University at Fort Wayne at Lakeside Field at 3 p.m.


Bob Reynolds can be reached at 581-2812 or [email protected]