Men’s soccer team loses Summit League opener


Ashanti Thomas | The Daily Eastern News

Eastern forward Lenni Kirschner fights for possession with an opponent in Eastern’s 1-0 loss to Purdue Fort Wayne on Sept. 3 at Lakeside Field.

Brian Barrett, Men's Soccer Reporter

Eastern’s men’s soccer team lost 2-0 on Saturday afternoon in St. Paul Minnesota to the University of St. Thomas. The Panthers were in it all game but ultimately unable to get the win.

With the loss they fall to 1-5-1 on the season.

Both teams had to work hard to get to the box in the first half. With only 10 shots between both teams, good looks were hard to come by. It was Carver Tierney who found the back of the net against the Panther defense first with a goal in the 25th minute.

Later on, it was Faris Colic who scored St. Thomas’ second goal in the 43rd minute of the half. T

he Panthers went into half-time with only two shots and nothing to show for them.

The Panthers came out stronger in the second half with five more shots making it a total of seven on the day. The defense stepped up and held St. Thomas scoreless on their 10 second half shots.

Chad Smith recorded six saves in the contest which moves his season total to 37. Six was the second highest save total in a game this season for Smith.

The Panthers will be back in action this Saturday for their home opener at Lakeside Field to take on Southern Indiana University.

Brian Barrett can be reached at 581-2812 or [email protected]