Column: Top games for soccer teams last season

Adam Tumino, Editor-in-Chief

If it were a regular fall semester, both the Eastern men’s and women’s soccer teams would be in the middle of conference season.

There would a little more that three weeks until the women’s team would play in the OVC Tournament and about a month until the Summit League Tournament would begin for the men.

Instead of having these games to look ahead to, let’s look back on two of the top games for each team last season.

 

Women’s Soccer- Oct. 6 vs. Morehead State

This 3-0 win for the Panthers was their biggest margin of victory for the Panthers in 2019.

The Eastern offense tallied its goals in rapid succession, scoring twice in the 43rd minute and then adding a third goal just 11 minutes later.

Angela Corcoran, Pilar Barrio and Sarah DeWolf scored for Eastern, and goalkeeper Sara Teteak made four saves en route to her third of four shutouts on the season.

 

Women’s Soccer- Nov. 1 vs. Tennessee Tech

This victory marked the second-straight year the women’s soccer team won a match in the OVC tournament. The 2-0 win was also the Panthers’ final shutout of the season.

Victoria Wharton scored her lone goal of the season to put the Panthers ahead in the 31st minute and Sarah DeWolf scored in the 55th minute to pad the lead, tallying the final goal of her Eastern career.

Teteak collected the final shutout of her illustrious career, finishing second on the program’s all-time shutouts list. She also tallied six saves, ending her career with 387 saves, the most in Eastern history.

 

Men’s Soccer- Sept. 24 vs. Belmont

This 3-2 overtime victory was the highest-scoring game of the season for the Panthers, and it came in their final match before conference play began.

The match was scoreless at the half before Eastern jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the 49th minute. Belmont the responded, scoring two goals over the next 12 minutes to take the lead.

But just over three minutes later, Shady Omar scored for the Panthers to tie the match 2-2.

Davi Girardi scored in overtime to give Eastern the win.

The match against Belmont came during a six-match stretch in which Eastern went 4-1-1.

 

Men’s Soccer- Nov. 2 at    Purdue Fort Wayne

This match was Eastern’s only conference win of 2019, and it came in it’s last Summit League contest of the season.

Purdue Fort Wayne outshot Eastern 14-9, but only got four of its shots on net, all coming in the second half and all being stopped by Eastern goalkeeper Jonathan Burke.

After a goal by Jonas Castelhano in the 30th minute, the Eastern defense managed to stave off the their opponent’s attack to hold on for the 1-0 win.

 

Adam Tumino can be reached at 581-2812 or [email protected]