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Panthers making most of extra time

Adam Tumino, Editor-in-Chief

October 21, 2020

This fall has been a new experience for everyone on campus, and the Eastern men's soccer team is no exception. The program introduced a new head coach, Ronnie Bouemboue, in February. Just over a month later, the team had to cancel all spring activities as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The time l...

Column: Top games for soccer teams last season

Adam Tumino, Editor-in-Chief

October 13, 2020

If it were a regular fall semester, both the Eastern men's and women's soccer teams would be in the middle of conference season. There would a little more that three weeks until the women's team would play in the OVC Tournament and about a month until the Summit League Tournament would begin for the...

Omar looking toward spring season

Nick Bays, Men's Soccer Reporter

September 30, 2020

The Eastern men’s soccer team is out on the field and getting back to work. Head coach Ronnie Bouemboue and his team are preparing for spring competition while also navigating the challenges of a COVID-19-riddled semester. Senior forward Shady Omar said with the pandemic going on, it felt amazing to b...

Panthers hold scrimmage as practices continue

Adam Tumino, Editor-in-Chief

September 22, 2020

The Eastern women's soccer team is continuing with its slate of practices this semester as they look toward the start of the season in the spring. Head coach Jake Plant, now in his third year as head coach, said that he was happy to have the team on the practice field and they were able to hold a intr...

Column: Top returners for women’s soccer team

Adam Tumino, Editor-in-Chief

September 9, 2020

The Eastern women's soccer team won a postseason match for the second consecutive season in 2019, coming after several years near the bottom of the OVC. The Panthers also lost several of their top contributors on both offense and defense after last season. The team's top two scorers, Sarah DeWol...

Women’s soccer team adjusting to new normal

Adam Tumino, Editor-in-Chief

September 8, 2020

The Eastern women's soccer team returned to practice last week following the postponement of the fall 2020 season. The season is expected to be played in the spring, and in the meantime, the Panthers will continue to work and prepare for the eventual start of the season. Heading into this season...

Column: Men’s soccer team returning top players

Adam Tumino, Editor-in-Chief

September 8, 2020

A berth in the Summit League Tournament was not in the cards for the Eastern men's soccer team last season. The Panthers finished fifth in the conference, missing the postseason by one spot. Eastern went 5-9-2 overall with a conference record of 1-2-2. Head coach Kiki Lara left the program after five season...

Men’s soccer coach looks ahead to 1st season

Nick Bays, Men's Soccer Reporter

September 1, 2020

New Eastern men’s soccer head coach Ronnie Bouemboue was in high spirits when speaking about his team and noted that even during the pandemic, he and his team are going forward with positive attitudes. The COVID-19 pandemic has limited the team’s ability to grow and develop together on the fie...

Panthers look to grow, adapt this fall

Oscar Rzodkiewicz, Women's Soccer Reporter

August 25, 2020

As with all fall sports teams for Eastern, the Panthers women’s soccer team and head coach Jake Plant had to make some big changes after the Ohio Valley Conference announced on Aug. 14 that all fall sports will be postponed until the spring. “My first thoughts were that it was obviously the right dec...

Men’s soccer talks getting through quarantine together

Blake Faith, Sports Reporter

April 22, 2020

The Eastern men’s soccer team saw an end to its spring season and early training, but newly appointed head coach Ronnie Bouemboue and the team know how important communication, camaraderie and positivity are during this time of uncertainty.  Bouemboue was hired Feb. 4 as the 10th men’s soccer head coach...

Bouemboue announced as men’s soccer coach

Jose Gomez, Contributing Reporter

February 24, 2020

Eastern has announced the hiring of Ronnie Bouemboue as the new head coach of its men’s soccer team. Bouemboue joins the Panthers after being an assistant coach for the past 10 years at three different institutions. “I was fortunate enough to know quite a few people in the business; when it did beco...

Lara leaves men’s soccer program

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Head coach Kiki Lara in the middle of coaching a match in Fall 2018. Lara departs the program as the ninth coach in program history and serving five years as the head coach.

Blake Faith, Men's Soccer Reporter

January 14, 2020

Eastern men’s soccer head coach Kiki Lara is leaving Eastern after serving five years as the head coach. Lara will take over as head coach at his alma mater Incarnate Word. Lara played three years at Incarnate Word from 2001-2003. He helped the team reach the NCAA Division II Tournament in 2002 and 200...

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