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The Daily Eastern News

The student news site of Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois.

The Daily Eastern News

The student news site of Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois.

The Daily Eastern News

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

Men’s soccer team loses Summit League opener

Brian Barrett, Men's Soccer Reporter September 25, 2022

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...

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

Men’s soccer team sits at fifth place ahead of conference play

Brian Barrett, Men's Soccer Reporter September 22, 2022

The Summit League men’s soccer season is well underway, so it is time to look at how each team is fairing thus far in the campaign. With conference play beginning this weekend, none of the Summit...

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

Men’s soccer team loses tough offensive match to Huskies

Kate Stevens, Assistant Sports Editor September 19, 2022

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...

Junior Midfielder Jenna Little shoots the ball, scoring the first point of Sunday afternoons 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.

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

Kate Stevens, Assistant Sports Editor September 16, 2022

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...

Eastern redshirt-junior midfielder Munir Sherali tries to keep the ball away from two Milwaukee players in a match Aug. 30 at Lakeside Field. The score was tied 0-0 at halftime when severe storms forced the match to be declared a no-contest.

Men’s soccer team loses to No. 17 Dayton

Brian Barrett, Men's Soccer Reporter September 14, 2022

The Eastern Illinois men’s soccer team fell short against No. 17 Dayton by the score of 2-0 Tuesday evening in Dayton. The Panthers' defense was forceful all night and goalie Chad Smith was able to...

Number 21, Kenzie Balcerak, a senior midfielder, fights with Northern Illinois University players for control over the ball during the Sunday afternoon soccer game between the Eastern Panthers and NIU Huskies at Lakeside Field. The Panthers lost 2-1 against the Huskies.

Women’s soccer team has fourth tie of season Sunday

Kate Stevens, Assistant Sports Editor September 12, 2022

The Eastern women’s soccer team traveled to Central Michigan Sunday afternoon where it ended up in a 1-1 tie that moved it to a 2-1-4 record. This tie marks the fourth one of the season, which is double...

Eastern midfielder Munir Sherali keeps the ball away from an opponent in a match against Purdue Fort Wayne on Sept. 3 at Lakeside Field. Eastern lost the match 1-0.

Men’s soccer coach excited to turn program around

Kate Stevens, Assistant Sports Editor September 8, 2022

The new men's soccer coach, Josh Oakley, is happy he has returned to Eastern and has hopes to make the program what it once was. Oakley, a Mattoon native, is excited to be home and to bring his experiences...

Players attempt to head a ball during the Sunday afternoon soccer game between the  Panthers and Northern Illinois University Huskies at Lakeside Field. The Panthers lost 2-1 against the Huskies.

Women’s soccer loses first game of season to NIU

Kate Stevens, Assistant Sports Editor September 5, 2022

Eastern's women’s soccer suffered its first loss of the season 2-1 against Northern Illinois at home Sunday afternoon.  The match remained scoreless after the first half, but when the second half...

Eastern midfielder Alejandro Lurbe runs by an opponent in a match against Purdue Fort Wayne on Sept. 3 at Lakeside Field. Eastern lost the match 1-0.

Men’s soccer starts the Josh Oakley era

Kate Stevens , Assistant Sports Editor August 31, 2022

The EIU men’s soccer team has begun its season with their new coach Josh Oakley. They are currently 0-1-1 after playing Green Bay and Xavier.   The Summit League preseason poll has the Panthers...

Number 20, freshman Midfielder Ella Onstott unsuccessfully attempts to intercept the ball away from Valparisos Allie Anderson, a senior midfielder, during the Panthers first game of the season Thursday afternoon at Lakeside Field. The Panthers and Beacons tied the game.

Women’s soccer has four straight shutouts after Sunday’s tie at UIC

Kate Stevens, Assistant Sports Editor August 29, 2022

EIU women’s soccer traveled to Chicago for a Sunday afternoon match against University of Illinois Chicago where they came out with a 0-0 score and their fourth straight clean slate. After the tie, the...

Members of the Eastern womens soccer team celebrate a penalty kick goal by senior forward Itxaso Aguero (7) that put Eastern up 1-0 against Jacksonville State on March 30 at Lakeside Field. Aguero would add another goal later on and the Panthers beat the Gamecocks 3-2.

Women’s soccer team ties for the second time this season against Indiana State

Kate Stevens, Assistant Sports Editor August 26, 2022

The EIU women’s soccer team had a tough physical battle against Indiana State which led to a tie in Terre Haute Thursday evening.  Both teams had plenty of opportunities but could not capitalize...

Redshirt junior wide receiver Isaiah Hill runs the ball at the Nov. 20 football game at O’Brien Field. Hill had 13 catches for 110 yards. The Panthers lost 20-13 to the Racers.

Four athletes to watch this fall

Autumn Schulz, Sports Editor August 26, 2022

The beginning of fall sports on campus is a reminder that there are many things to look forward to in the next four months. Not only are there two new coaching eras, but there are four athletes whose talent...

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