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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...

Omar ready for next step in his journey

Blake Faith, Men's Soccer Reporter

November 20, 2019

The Eastern men’s soccer team has multiple players with leadership ability, competitive fire and the willingness to work hard in every aspect of life whether on or off the field. Junior Shady Omar exemplifies this and his road like every college athlete has a different story. Omar is from East...

Men’s soccer team finishes its 2019 season

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Davi Girardi (right) shields his eyes from the sun as he fights to win the ball out of the air. Eastern tied Omaha 0-0 at Lakeside Field Oct. 19.

Blake Faith, Men's Soccer Reporter

November 11, 2019

The men’s soccer team's season ended Nov. 9 when Denver won their match against Fort Wayne 3-1 to clinch the final spot in the Summit League conference tournament. Despite the Panthers not making the Summit League tournament, this team showed improvement in its record and were just only one point...

Notebook: Eastern’s chances at tournament down to one match

Blake Faith, Men's Soccer Reporter

November 6, 2019

The Eastern men’s soccer team’s Summit League tournament’s chances are down to one match and one result. The match is Denver and Fort Wayne’s this Saturday and Fort Wayne must tie or win against Denver for the Panthers to clinch the fourth seed in the Summit League tournament. Denver’s record ...

Men’s soccer loses season closer 2-1, awaits conference fate

Dillan Schorfheide, Sports Editor

November 6, 2019

A 2-1 road loss to Green Bay Tuesday signifies the end of the men’s soccer team’s regular season, and the result is a bag of, well, mixed results. The Panthers lost in overtime Tuesday, dropping to 5-9-2 overall for the regular season (the Green Bay match was a non-conference game). For 86 minu...

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

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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...

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