The Daily Eastern News

Notebook: Paths to Summit League men’s soccer tournament

Dillan Schorfheide and Assistant Sports Editor

November 7, 2018

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’s women’s soccer team celebrates a tournament win on Oct. 11 against Southeast Missouri at Lakeside Field. The Panthers’ won six games this season, their highest total since 2013.

Adam Tumino, Women's Soccer Reporter

November 5, 2018

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

Eastern sophomore forward Shady Omar prepares to play the ball on Oct. 10 against Valparaiso. The Panthers lost the match 2-1 at Lakeside Field.

Oscar Rzodkiewicz, Men's Soccer Reporter

November 4, 2018

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

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

Eastern sophomore Itxaso Aguero controls the ball against Southeast Missouri on Oct. 28. The Panthers won to advance to the semifinals of the OVC Tournament, which they lost 1-0 on Nov. 2 against Murray State.

Adam Tumino, Women's Soccer Reporter

November 4, 2018

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

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

Christian Sosnowski settles the ball during Eastern’s 1-1 tie with Evansville at Lakeside Field on Aug. 31. Sosnowski leads Eastern with three goals this season.

Dillan Schorfheide, Assistant Sports Editor

October 31, 2018

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

Toby Andrews dribbles the ball between a pair of Valparaiso defenders during the men’s soccer team’s 2-1 loss at Lakeside Field on Oct. 10.

Oscar Rzodkiewicz, Men's Soccer Reporter

October 29, 2018

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

Members of the Eastern women’s soccer team celebrate their 2-1 win over Southeast Missouri in the first round of the conference tournament Sunday at Lakeside Field. Eastern plays Murray State in the second round on Friday.

Adam Tumino, Women's Soccer Reporter

October 29, 2018

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

Eastern goalkeeper Sara Teteak saves a shot in the penalty kick shootout against Southeast Missouri on Oct. 28. The Panthers won the shootout 3-2 to advance to the semifinals of the OVC Tournament on Friday, Nov. 2. In addition to this save, Teteak made three saves in regulation.

Adam Tumino, Women's Soccer Reporter

October 28, 2018

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 ...

Eastern men’s soccer team falls short late on Senior Day

Cameron Behm gets ready to settle the ball with teammate Kris Luke running behind him and a Northern Illinois defender running toward him during a 2-0 loss on Sept. 21 at Lakeside Field.

Oscar Rzodkiewicz, Men's Soccer Reporter

October 28, 2018

The men’s soccer postseason is right around the corner, and Eastern suffered a tough conference overtime loss to Fort Wayne on Senior Day by a score of 2-1. Both teams scored early first half goals that kept that game tied up for nearly 90 minutes of game clock before Fort Wayne freshman Ryan Bernt...

Women’s soccer awaits postseason foe

Adam Tumino and Adam Tumino

October 25, 2018

The Eastern women’s soccer team will take the field on Sunday in OVC Tournament play for the first time since 2013. The Panthers are the three seed, and they will be hosting either six seeded Belmont or seventh seeded Southeast Missouri, who play on Friday. Both Belmont and Southeast Missouri alre...

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