The Daily Eastern News

Men’s soccer played to 2 draws over weekend

JJ Bullock, Assistant Sports Editor

August 27, 2017

Both games of the Eastern men’s soccer team’s opening weekend ended in a 1-1 tie, after both contests were sent into double overtime against Green Bay and Milwaukee on the road.  On Friday, the Panthers tied Green Bay 1-1 in a defensive shootout and finished the weekend with the same result ag...

Women’s soccer wins one, loses one in home matches

Forward Sarah DeWolf, No.9, and defender Lindsey Carlson, No.27, fight for the ball against a UW-Milwaukee attacker. The Panthers lost the Sunday afternoon game 2-0 at Lakeside Field.

Dillan Schorfheide, Women's Soccer Reporter

August 27, 2017

The Eastern women’s soccer team lost its first game of the season Sunday, two days after winning its home opener, and the team’s offense in both games was working hard to find the back of the net. Although Eastern’s opponent Friday, the Green Bay Phoenix, outshot the Panthers, Eastern came awa...

Women’s soccer positive after split

Adam Shay, Women's Soccer Reporter

August 27, 2017

Despite losing 2-0 to the Milwaukee Panthers, players on the Eastern women’s soccer team and coach Jake Plant are content with the team’s performance. Defensively, the Panthers played well, even though they allowed two goals. Plant said he was happy with the women’s perseverance even while play...

Men’s soccer opens season in Wisconsin

JJ Bullock, Assistant Sports Editor

August 24, 2017

Eastern head coach Kiki Lara expects his team to come out of its first regular season games this weekend with a 2-0 record, and he and his team intend to do it against a pair of Wisconsin teams they went 1-1 against last season. “Yes, we do feel that way (about winning both games),” Lara said. “If we d...

After good start, women’s soccer hosts home opener

Sophomore defender Lindsey Carlson attempts to get past two Tennessee-Martin players during the Panthers’ 1-0 overtime win September 2016 at Lakeside Field.

Dillan Schorfheide, Women's Soccer Reporter

August 24, 2017

After starting its season without a loss in two games, the Eastern women’s soccer team hosts two home games this weekend. The home games are coming at a good time for the Panthers, after winning one game and tying in the other on the road. The team’s play so far, Director of Soccer Kiki Lara sai...

Women’s soccer offense and defense improve together

Dillan Schorfheide, Women's Soccer Reporter

August 22, 2017

The phrase usually associated with sports says the best defense is a good offense, essentially saying that a great defense is needed to win games. But when the defense is not playing its best, the offense is needed to put some runs, points or goals on the board, depending on the sport, to help give...

Eastern returns ready for 2017 season

Eastern’s Andre Nappa tiptoes near the out of bounds line and strikes the ball as a St. Xavier defender closes in at Lakeside Field. Eastern beat St. Xavier 2-0 in what was their final exhibition match of the season.

JJ Bullock, Assistant Sports Editor

August 22, 2017

Despite the Eastern men’s soccer team being selected to finish last in the Summit League’s head coaches preseason poll, confidence around the program is high right now as the team looks to take a leap forward in its ongoing developmental process under head coach Kiki Lara. The 2-4 conference reco...

Women’s soccer wins community service award

Dillan Schorfheide, Women's Soccer Reporter

August 21, 2017

The Eastern women’s soccer team won the 2016-2017 Eastern Panthers in the Community Award Sunday at the Eastern Illinois Athletics’ annual student-athlete picnic. “The award is something the women’s team has taken great pride in,” Lara said. “They decided as a group last year that they...

Four-year-starter Novotny ready to lead

JJ Bullock, Assistant Sports Editor

August 20, 2017

The Eastern men’s soccer team is a squad that prides itself, and focuses on maintaining a strong defensive identity. They have acquired a reputation as being one of the stouter defensive units in the Summit League. However, if there is one rule of thumb that holds true in soccer, it is that your de...

Women’s soccer wins and draws

Sean Hastings, Sports Editor

August 20, 2017

Wins and goals were hard to come by in 2016 for the Eastern women’s soccer team. Well, the Panthers started flipping the script for 2017 with a 2-0 season-opening win over IUPUI Friday. The win marks the first time the Panthers opened the season with a win since 2010. Eastern put together just a fi...

Eastern wins final exhibition game as season approaches

Sophomore midfielder/forward Andre Nappa sends in a corner kick that was headed twice for a near goal Tuesday at Lakeside Field in the Panthers’ 2-0 win. The second header hit the crossbar.

JJ Bullock, Assistant Sports Editor

August 16, 2017

Both the offense and defense clicked for the Eastern men’s soccer team in its final exhibition matchup in a 2-0 win over St. Xavier University Tuesday at Lakeside Field. The regular season begins Aug. 25. Eastern limited its opponent to just one shot on goal defensively and scored two goals in 10 minu...

High school boys experience college soccer

Camelia Nicholson, Sports Editor

June 30, 2017

Earlier this week, 110 high school boys made their way to Eastern for a soccer experience on a different playing field. Today the boys will play their final match in a championship tournament, being seeded by best from matches throughout the week. Director of soccer, Kiki Lara, and his team of...

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