Eastern women’s soccer team finishing season on the road

Phil Delma, Women's Soccer Reporter


The women’s soccer team will head into its last three regular season games of the Ohio Valley Conference on the road, having finished its last home game with a 1-0 victory against Austin Peay.

Eastern’s result over the Governors marks the first win in Ohio Valley Conference play since the game against Tennessee-Martin, which finished with the same score line after extra time.

In the coming pair of away games, the Panthers face Eastern Kentucky on Friday before closing out the weekend against Tennessee Tech.

Eastern Kentucky is 5-2 in the conference, while Tennessee Tech holds 4 wins with a draw and a pair of losses.

The loss against Murray State is the only game in Eastern’s recent eight-game run that was decided by a deficit in which more than one goal was scored in a match.

Eastern and Eastern Kentucky will be meeting for the 13th time on the soccer field on Friday with the Panthers holding a 7-5 all-time series advantage.

Eastern Kentucky has won two straight in the series including a 3-0 victory last season in Charleston.

Eastern and Tennessee Tech will be meeting for the 26th time on Sunday to close out the Panthers road trip.

The Panthers lead the all-time series 17-3-5 including a 1-0 win over the Golden Eagles last season at home.

Eastern’s only victory away from home this season came in the game against Chicago State.

Since Sept. 2, the Panthers lost all fixtures that have been played away from Lakeside Field.

In hopes of finishing out 5-5 in the Ohio Valley Conference, the Panthers will have to play each game as if they were home.

Phil Delma can be reached at 581-2812 or [email protected].