Men’s soccer team to host Belmont in nonconference match

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Adam Tumino | The Daily Eastern News

Eastern midfielder Jonas Castelhano dribbles away from a pair of opponents in a match against Omaha on Oct. 9 at Lakeside Field. Castelhano had an assist in the match, a 2-1 loss for Eastern.

Adam Tumino, Sports Editor

The Eastern men’s soccer team has one more nonconference match on the schedule before the final two conference matches of the season. 

The Panthers will host Belmont at Lakeside Field on Tuesday afternoon, with the match set to kick off at 1 p.m.

After that, the Panthers have a road match against Summit League foe Western Illinois on Oct. 30 and then the season finale against Oral Roberts at home on Nov. 6. 

Heading into the final three matches of the regular season, the Panthers are 2-9-1 overall and 1-3 in conference play. 

They are one of three teams in the Summit League with three conference points this season. 

Belmont is 10-4-1 overall and 4-2 in conference play. They are one of two teams in the Southern Conference with 12 conference points this season, joining UNC Greensboro. 

 This will be the sixth matchup between the two programs, with Belmont winning four of the first five. 

For Eastern, redshirt senior forward Davi Girardi leads the team with 2 goals. Only five Summit League players have scored more goals this season. 

Girardi also ranks eighth in the conference in shots per game with 1.5. 

The Bruins are led by Liam O’Brian with 7 goals and AJ Chastonay with 6. O’Brian is tied for fifth in the SoCon and Chastonay is in seventh. 

Belmont goalkeeper Drew Romig leads the conference with his .812 save percentage. He also ranks fifth with 3.73 saves per game. 

 

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