Men’s soccer team to play home match against Green Bay

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Eastern forward Shady Omar dribbles the ball up the sideline in a match against Milwaukee on Aug. 30 at Lakeside Field. The match was canceled at halftime due to severe weather.

Adam Tumino, Sports Editor

The Eastern men’s soccer team will host Green Bay Tuesday afternoon in the Panthers’ final match before conference play begins. 

The match will start at 2 p.m. from Lakeside Field. The start time was moved back an hour to account for rain in the area. 

Eastern is coming off a 2-0 loss to Missouri State on Sept. 15, its fifth-straight loss to begin the season. 

Green Bay is off to a 1-4-1 start and has already played a pair of conference matches, losing to Horizon League foes Cleveland State and Wright State. 

The Phoenix have scored four goals this season, each one coming from a different player. 

Midfielders Bernard Assibey-Rhule and Ezau Millan and defenders Ruben Linden and Eysteinn Bjorgvinsson had all found the back of the net this season. 

Seeing a bulk of the time in net this season has been Jamison Yoder. He has struggled this season, allowing 10 goals while making just 5 saves in five matches. 

Freshman Tobias Jahn has made on start at goalkeeper, making 3 saves and allowing 1 goal in Green Bay’s lone win this season against Wisconsin. 

Eastern has scored twice in its five matches with goals coming from freshman forward Prince Okonny and junior forward Lenni Kirschner.

Goalkeeper Jonathan Burke has started four matches this season, making 16 saves and allowing 6 goals with a save percentage of .727.

Chad Smith started the other match, surrendering 5 goals in a 5-1 loss to Northern Illinois. 

 

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