Men’s soccer team loses tough offensive match to Huskies


Adam Tumino | The Daily Eastern News

Eastern goalkeeper Mac Van Oudt reaches to deflect a shot in the Panthers’ 2-0 loss to Belmont Tuesday at Lakeside Field.

Kate Stevens, Assistant Sports Editor

The Eastern men’s soccer team had a tough weekend as they traveled to Houston to take on Houston Baptist where they took a 6-0 loss on Saturday evening.

EIU struggled with foul trouble as well as not being able to capitalize off nine total corner kick opportunities throughout the game.

They played tough offensively but were unable to convert on any shots. So far this season, they have struggled on the defensive side of things, which showed in Saturday evening’s match.

EIU only had one out of six shots be on goal while the Huskies had 10 out of 19 shots on goal. The Huskies’ six goals were scored by five different players.

Mac Van Oudt entered the match as goalkeeper for EIU late in the second half.

The Panthers look to improve on the season as they enter Summit League play this weekend.

EIU fell to 1-4-1 on the season as they begin Summit League conference play on Saturday, Sept. 24 as they travel up to Minnesota to take on St. Thomas.

St. Thomas is currently 1-6 as they dropped their last three games to Stonehill, Chicago State, Western Michigan.

They play one more game against Green Bay this week before their Summit League opening home match with EIU.

Kate Stevens can be reached at 581-281 or [email protected]