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Column: Offense is necessity for men’s soccer team next year

Column: Offense is necessity for men’s soccer team next year

Dillan Schorfheide, Assistant Sports Editor

November 12, 2018


Filed under Soccer, Sports

The men’s soccer team’s season was a rollercoaster that kept teasing a slow, continuing rise, but always delivered a steep drop at the last second. Scoring more goals was a priority at the beginning of the season, and while it did improve, it left room for improvement that, in my opinion, is needed...

Men’s soccer team falls in tournament semifinals

Men’s soccer team falls in tournament semifinals

Oscar Rzodkiewicz, Men's Soccer Reporter

November 8, 2018


Filed under Soccer, Sports

Eastern men’s soccer ends the season unceremoniously after losing 1-0 to Denver in the Summit League Championship semifinals. An early first half goal from Denver senior Andre Shinyashiki gave the Pioneers the lead, which they never surrendered.  Shinyashiki received a pass just outside the box and d...

Notebook: Paths to Summit League men’s soccer tournament

Dillan Schorfheide and Assistant Sports Editor

November 7, 2018


Filed under Soccer, Sports

The men’s Summit League soccer season has had some ups and downs for its teams this year, and the positions of the teams in conference standings have jumped around quite a bit. With the conference tournament starting Thursday, now is a good time to look at how each of the four teams in the tournament...

Eastern women’s soccer team sets highest win total in six years

Eastern women’s soccer team sets highest win total in six years

Adam Tumino, Women's Soccer Reporter

November 5, 2018


Filed under Soccer, Sports

The Eastern women’s soccer team’s season may have ended on Friday in the OVC semifinals, but it was a comeback season for the program.  The Panthers reached the OVC Tournament for the first time since 2013 and advanced to the semifinal round for the first time since 2010. They then lost 1-0 ...

Panthers lose, still in play for conference championship

Panthers lose, still in play for conference championship

Oscar Rzodkiewicz, Men's Soccer Reporter

November 4, 2018


Filed under Soccer, Sports

Eastern men’s soccer (3-10-4, 1-2-2 SL) faced its final regular season opponent, Omaha (6-7-1, 4-1 SL), on Saturday, falling 1-0 and failing to move up in the conference standings. The game-deciding goal came in the 37th minute from freshman Martin Veys on a corner kick from sophomore Diego Gutierrez. Omaha...

Eastern volleyball team splits weekend OVC matches

Tom O'Connor, Volleyball Reporter

November 4, 2018


Filed under Soccer, Sports

Tim Barrington, Tennessee-Martin’s public address announcer, was rather busy at the outset of the fifth set, holding down his post behind the microphone.  “Point Skyhawks,” he bellowed.  Then his voice grew silent. The Panthers presented him with an opportunity to clock out early, as...

Panthers fall 1-0 to Murray State in OVC semis

Panthers fall 1-0 to Murray State in OVC semis

Adam Tumino, Women's Soccer Reporter

November 4, 2018


Filed under Soccer, Sports

The Eastern women’s soccer team’s season came to an end on Friday afternoon in the pouring rain in Martin, Tenn.  The Panthers lost their OVC semifinal match against Murray State 1-0. Murray State then beat Tennessee-Martin on Sunday in the championship match.  Eastern was outshot by Murray ...

4 very different paths merge in OVC tournament

Adam Tumino, Women's Soccer Reporter

October 31, 2018


Filed under Soccer, Sports

The four programs that are competing in the semi-finals of the OVC Tournament on Friday are each on very different trajectories in recent years. The top seed Tennessee-Martin enters the tournament after posting the best OVC record since 2015. They went 9-0-1 in conference this year, but recent seasons ...

Sosnowski embraces leading role for men’s soccer team

Sosnowski embraces leading role for men’s soccer team

Dillan Schorfheide, Assistant Sports Editor

October 31, 2018


Filed under Soccer, Sports

Perhaps the biggest headline this season for the men’s soccer team is the Panthers’ ability to score. In 19 matches last year, Eastern scored only 10 goals, which was something that left the team wanting more this year—that is, more scoring. “Last year we were very defensive-minded, this year...

Summit League men’s soccer set for big weekend of games

Summit League men’s soccer set for big weekend of games

Oscar Rzodkiewicz, Men's Soccer Reporter

October 29, 2018


Filed under Soccer, Sports

The Summit League men’s soccer regular season ends with a slate of matches this upcoming weekend, and the standings have plenty of room to change prior to the conference tournament. The cream of the conference crop, Denver (12-3-2, 3-0-1 SL) stands alone in first place, but despite a strong season overa...

Top 4 seeds advance to OVC women’s soccer semifinals

Top 4 seeds advance to OVC women’s soccer semifinals

Adam Tumino, Women's Soccer Reporter

October 29, 2018


Filed under Soccer, Sports

The first two rounds of the OVC Tournament are in the books, and the field is set for the semifinals Friday. The two seed Murray State will face Eastern, the three seed, at 4 p.m. on Friday. At 7 p.m., top-seeded Tennessee-Martin will play the four seed Eastern Kentucky. The winners will meet in the champio...

Panthers win in shootout, advance to semifinals of OVC Tournament

Panthers win in shootout, advance to semifinals of OVC Tournament

Adam Tumino, Women's Soccer Reporter

October 28, 2018


Filed under Soccer, Sports

The Eastern women’s soccer team played its first OVC Tournament match since 2013 on Sunday and beat Southeast Missouri 3-2 in penalty kicks to advance to the semifinals next weekend against Murray State.  Eastern played Southeast Missouri on Oct. 11 and the Redhawks won 1-0 in overtime. This ...

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