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Women’s soccer team looks to carry success into 2020

Tom O'Connor, Women's Soccer Reporter

November 6, 2019

Last year it was the semifinals. This year, the quarterfinals. Eastern parlayed a fairly strong offensive outing in the double overtime tie against Tennessee Tech into a 2-0 victory in the opening round of the conference tournament. The Eastern performance in its first round win epitomized coach Plant...

Women’s soccer season ends in OVC quarterfinals

Oscar Rzodkiewicz, Assistant Sports Editor

November 3, 2019

An own goal in the 26th minute of the OVC tournament quarterfinals lifted Southern Illinois Edwardsville past Eastern women’s soccer, ending the Panthers’ year after entering the tournament as an eight seed. The lone goal came after Southern Illinois Edwardsville senior Becca Jostes placed a corn...

Men’s soccer wins final conference match

Blake Faith, Men's Soccer Reporter

November 3, 2019

The men’s soccer team kept its Summit League tournament chances alive, defeating Fort Wayne 1-0 in its last conference game of the season. In the first half, the Panther defense of senior Edgar Mesa and freshmen Quinn Rechner and Delphy Sabu only gave Fort Wayne two shots in the entire half. ...

Women’s soccer preps for playoff run

Tom O’Connor, Women's Soccer Reporter

October 31, 2019

It might be tempting to make broad assumptions about the first-round matchup between Eastern and Tennessee Tech. Nothing, not even two overtime periods, could provide any assurances to two teams who have achieved perfection on penalty kicks this season. A first-round reunion of the Panthers and Eag...

Men’s soccer ready for Fort Wayne match

Dillan Schorfheide | The Daily Eastern News
Freshman Maxwell Allen attempts to intercept a pass in Eastern’s 0-0 double-overtime tie against Omaha on Oct. 19 at Lakeside Field.

Blake Faith, Men's Soccer Reporter

October 31, 2019

The men’s soccer team’s Summit League Conference tournament chances come down to this Saturday. The Panthers have to win against Fort Wayne to have a shot at making the tournament. The Panthers are focused on this task and not the other part of the scenario, which is a Fort Wayne must tie or win a...

Column: Women’s soccer needs to peak right now

Oscar Rzodkiewicz, Women's Soccer Reporter

October 29, 2019

After Eastern women’s soccer’s final home match of the season, a 1-1 tie against Tennessee Tech (6-7-5, 4-3-3 OVC), head coach Jake Plant said the goal of each season is to get the team to hit its highest level of play right before the OVC tournament. Perhaps the Panthers have, but after a modes...

Panthers’ playoff push enters final stretch

Blake Faith, Men's Soccer Reporter

October 28, 2019

The Eastern men’s soccer team’s conference tournament chances will come down to two key results. The Panthers must win against Fort Wayne Saturday, and Denver must tie or lose to Fort Wayne, who is 0-3 in conference play, Nov. 9. Heading into the Western Illinois game Oct. 26, the Panthers we...

Men’s soccer loses 2-1 to Western Illinois in chippy match

Blake Faith, Men's Soccer Reporter

October 27, 2019

The men’s soccer team hoped to take control of its  spot in the Summit League standings and spoil Western Illinois’ senior night Oct. 26. The Panthers were not able to do either in a 2-1 chippy conference loss against the Leathernecks that saw five cards, which included one red card, go to the ...

Women’s soccer clinches eight seed in OVC tournament

Tom O'Connor, Women's Soccer Reporter

October 27, 2019

The Eastern women’s soccer team finalized their admittance to the OVC conference tournament this weekend for the second straight year, in which they tied Austin Peay 1-1 Oct. 25 and lost 1-0 to second-seeded Murray State on Sunday. Not since the 2010 and 2011 seasons has Eastern qualified for the...

Men’s soccer team to face Western on road

Blake Faith, Men's Soccer Reporter

October 24, 2019

The men’s soccer team’s next challenge is Western Illinois, and the Panthers’ aim is to spoil the Leathernecks’ senior night Saturday and move up in the Summit League standings. Currently Western Illinois and Eastern Illinois sit at third and fourth place in the standings, respectively. The Panthe...

Summit League soccer teams enter final 3 weeks

Blake Faith, Men's Soccer Reporter

October 22, 2019

The 2019 Summit League men’s soccer regular season is down to the final three. If the season were to end today, the four teams in the postseason would be Oral Roberts, Omaha, Western Illinois and Eastern. Omaha was the only team that is in its right predicted spot based off the preseason poll. Oral R...

Column: Panthers need to be careful following Omaha

Dillan Schorfheide | The Daily Eastern News
Quinn Rechner goes up for a head ball against an attacker, banging bodies with the attacker. Eastern tied Omaha 0-0 in double overtime Oct. 19 at Lakeside Field.

Dillan Schorfheide, Sports Editor

October 21, 2019

As expected with any conference match, much less any match in general, the Eastern men’s soccer team got chippy with Omaha in its Summit League matchup Oct. 19. Four Eastern players walked off Lakeside Field after the 0-0 draw with yellow cards, and two Omaha players received a yellow card. The pu...

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