Women’s soccer loses 1-0 in final nonconference match


Rob Le Cates

Junior Midfielder Jenna Little shoots the ball, scoring the first point of Sunday afternoon’s game against the Purdue Fort Wayne Mastodons at Lakeside Field. Little had scored two goals within two minutes of each other during the middle of the second half. Little had three shots on goal and played for 56 minutes. The Panthers won 2-0 against the Mastodons.

Kate Stevens, Assistant Sports Editor

The Eastern women’s soccer team hosted Western Illinois this afternoon at Lakeside Field for their last nonconference match of the season. EIU was unable to capitalize on offense after Western’s goal early in the first half.  

The match between the Panthers and Leathernecks was a physical battle until the end. EIU struggled with fouls in the first half and were unable to convert on the 7 total shots and the five corner shot attempts they were given throughout the match.  

 EIU was able to outshoot Western 7-6, as shots came from several players. Michaela Danyo and Nicoletta Anuci had two shots each, and Cam Korhorn, Ella Onstott, and Serra Pizano each had one.

Capitalizing on these shots is crucial for EIU as it enters Ohio Valley Conference play Sunday. 

EIU will host Tennessee Tech at Lakeside Field Sunday afternoon in their first OVC match. 

Editor’s note: This article does not include comments from coaches and players because The News was denied access by the head coach.

Kate Stevens can be reached at 581-2812 or [email protected]