Women’s soccer team ties for the second time this season against Indiana State


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Members of the Eastern women’s soccer team celebrate a penalty kick goal by senior forward Itxaso Aguero (7) that put Eastern up 1-0 against Jacksonville State on March 30 at Lakeside Field. Aguero would add another goal later on and the Panthers beat the Gamecocks 3-2.

Kate Stevens, Assistant Sports Editor

The EIU women’s soccer team had a tough physical battle against Indiana State which led to a tie in Terre Haute Thursday evening. 

Both teams had plenty of opportunities but could not capitalize on the attacks. Last week, coach Jake Plant mentioned how his team put their bodies on the line for the game and EIU did just that. EIU showed its physicality through its 11 shots, four being on goal, and its five fouls.  

The Panthers were full of determination and showed that they wanted to win the game. Both the offense and defense showed potential yesterday evening. In the first half, both the Panthers and the Sycamores were playing physically and aggressively. There was a total of 16 shots and seven fouls between each team. EIU looked promising as they had many aggressive attacks on Indiana State.  

In the second half, the momentum for each team slowly went down as the game went on as they both struggled with fatigue. There was a total of five shots between each team. Both teams had a total of six chances at scoring from corner kicks, but were both teams unable to capitalize on them. 

Goalkeeper Daniela Bermeo completed her third straight shutout by completing two saves during the game. Bermeo has 14 saves this season after yesterday’s contest. Bermeo’s defense helped tremendously to keep the ball away from her as they played a solid game tonight.  

The Panthers’ next match will be on Sunday, Aug. 28 at 1 p.m. against the University of Illinois Chicago, in Chicago.