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Women’s soccer on fringes of playoff picture

Women’s soccer on fringes of playoff picture

Tom O'Connor, Women's Soccer Reporter

October 17, 2019

If the Panthers could tie a leash around the eighth seed, so as to not let it out of their grasp, they would. They might just have to wait awhile before they can take a deep dive into the footage of, say, Murray State or Southeast Missouri, the only two teams assured of a playoff berth. The Eastern wo...

Column: Panthers unable to remain consistent

Column: Panthers unable to remain consistent

Adam Tumino, Volleyball Reporter

October 17, 2019

A 1-17 record and a winless start to conference play do not usually bode well for a team’s postseason chances. The Eastern volleyball team finds itself in this position and is in last place in the OVC. The Panthers have, at times, performed well this season. They have not been able to consistently remain...

Men’s soccer prepares for final home match

Blake Faith, Men's Soccer Reporter

October 17, 2019

The men’s soccer team currently rides a three-game losing streak, but the Panthers can end that Saturday in its last home match when they host Omaha at noon. In 2018, Omaha defeated Eastern at home 1-0 in the last game of the season for. Omaha’s goal came in the 37th minute when Diego Gutierrez ...

Analysis: Murray State and Redhawks clear-cut favorites in OVC

Tom O'Connor, Women's Soccer Reporter

October 16, 2019

At five and six wins respectively, after seamlessly winning each match with few apparent defects, Southeast Missouri and Murray State should be more confident than all other Ohio Valley Conference teams going into the weekend. Each team could quite feasibly escape the remaining matches unscathed. ...

Column: Recent losses don’t shake Panther defense

Column: Recent losses don’t shake Panther defense

Blake Faith, Men's Soccer Reporter

October 16, 2019

The men’s soccer team currently rides a three-game losing streak consisting of two losses with a score of 2-0 and one 5-1 loss. Now, on paper it suggests that the defense for the Panthers is struggling, but that could not be further from the truth. The Panthers allowed two goals in their most re...

Austin Peay is the team to beat in OVC

Austin Peay is the team to beat in OVC

JJ Bullock, Editor-in-Chief

October 16, 2019

Austin Peay might have, at least for now, solidified itself as the team to chase in the Ohio Valley Conference after beating Southeast Missouri 28-24 Saturday, moving to 2-0 in conference play. It is not just Austin Peay’s beating of the Redhawks by four points that puts them in this position, but rath...

Middle of OVC volleyball standings remains crowded

Adam Tumino, Volleyball Reporter

October 15, 2019

Last season’s third-and-fourth-place finishers in the OVC, Morehead State and Jacksonville State, find themselves in first and second place with six conference matches in the books. Both teams hold conference records of 5-1 so far, pulling ahead after being in a five-way tie atop the standings l...

Eastern men’s soccer team loses 2nd straight home game

Blake Faith, Men's Soccer Reporter

October 15, 2019

Eastern’s men’s soccer team lost its second-straight home game Tuesday in a 2-0 shutout loss to Milwaukee. Milwaukee’s offense made Eastern alert early. Milwaukee shot two times on goal within the opening minutes, which forced redshirt goalkeeper Jonathan Burke to save them. In the 32nd minu...

Panthers have good postseason chances

Panthers have good postseason chances

Dillan Schorfheide, Sports Editor

October 15, 2019

The Eastern men’s soccer team faces a tough task ahead if the Panthers want to make the Summit League tournament. With just six teams in the conference, making the tournament is already a tight race. As of right now, Eastern inhabits the fourth-place spot in the conference standings, and the rest of it...

Analysis: Analyzing the Panthers’ path for OVC tournament

Analysis: Analyzing the Panthers’ path for OVC tournament

Oscar Rzodkiewicz, Assistant Sports Editor

October 14, 2019

As it stands after a weekend overtime loss to Southern Illinois Edwardsville, Eastern women’s soccer sits in a tie for seventh in the OVC standings, currently slotting them as a low seed in the conference tournament at the beginning of November. The Panthers’ (3-8-2, 2-4-1 OVC) three remaining matches in...

Women’s tennis team finds success at EIU Panther Invite

Women’s tennis team finds success at EIU Panther Invite

Bailey Scoggins, Women's Tennis Reporter

October 14, 2019

The women’s tennis team hosted the EIU Panther Invite Oct. 11 and Oct. 12, and in the Flight B Doubles Draw, Lauren Ellis and Brittany Stevens won two of their three double matches. The matches took place in the Lantz indoor field house Friday and on the outdoor courts in Mattoon Oct. . “It was a ...

Panthers ready for home match against Milwaukee

Panthers ready for home match against Milwaukee

Blake Faith, Men's Soccer Reporter

October 14, 2019

The men’s soccer team is coming off a tough interstate 5-1 loss to Northern Illinois from Oct. 8 to face Milwaukee Tuesday at home. Overall against Milwaukee, the Panthers are 5-6-1. In 2018, the Panthers lost 2-1 on the road in overtime. For Eastern the scoring came from Kris Luke. The goal was...

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