The Daily Eastern News

Medawattage earns all-academic honors

JJ Bullock, Men's Soccer Reporter

December 5, 2016

Eastern junior defenseman Zac Medawattage set a goal for himself this year, and accomplished that goal this season, getting named to the all-academic team in the Summit League. "I feel proud," Medawattage said. "Because one of my goals was to excel both on the field and in the classroom and it's pretty...

Men’s soccer season comes to end in first found of Summit League Tournament

Mark Shanahan, Assistant Sports Editor

November 10, 2016

The Eastern men’s soccer team’s season came to an end Thursday afternoon with a 3-1 loss to the tournament No. 1 seed Omaha Mavericks. Although the chance for its first postseason win did not go as well as they hoped, Eastern’s young team got postseason experience that will help them moving...

Men’s soccer team playing with season on the line

JuniorTyler Enright throws the ball in during a match against Western on Saturday, Oct. 29. The Panthers will face off against Omaha in the opening round of the Summit League Tournament today at 2 p.m.

Mark Shanahan, Assistant Sports Editor

November 9, 2016

It is win or go home for the men’s soccer team, as they take on the Omaha Mavericks in the first round of the Summit League Tournament this afternoon. The Panthers are seeking its first postseason victory in program history and will be playing in the postseason for the first time since 2008. No...

Men’s soccer team awaiting Summit League tournament

Mark Shanahan, Assistant Sports Editor

November 8, 2016

  The Summit League Men’s Soccer Championship is set for this Thursday and Saturday in Denver, Colo., where four teams will compete for an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament. Omaha is the No. 1 seed for the first time in school history, while Eastern is making its first appearance in the...

Newcomers, Novotny lead Panthers into postseason

Sophomore Kris Luke battles attempts to get a shot off against Western Saturday, Oct. 29 at Lakeside Field. The Panthers finished the season 5-11-1 to earn a playoff trip.

Mark Shanahan, Assistant Sports Editor

November 7, 2016

The Eastern men’s soccer team came into the season with three wins in the previous season, one of which came in the conference. This year’s team featured many new faces and the Panthers were able to reach the conference tournament for the first time since 2008. This year, the Panthers finished...

Men’s Soccer on the rise

JJ Bullock, Men's Soccer Reporter

November 7, 2016

On the outside looking in, the Eastern men's soccer team's 5-11-1 record may seem poor. But, the five-win finish for the Panthers is a sign of a program turning around. The win-total for Eastern is the team's highest since 2011 when they finished 7-9 and for second-year coach Kiki Lara and his young...

Panthers reach postseason tournament despite loss

Mark Shanahan, Assistant Sports Editor

November 6, 2016

The Eastern men’s soccer team was defeated 1-0 on Saturday night by the IUPUI Jaguars, but it still earned a spot in the Summit League postseason tournament. The Jaguars scored late in the game to earn the victory over the Panthers. With the loss, Eastern finishes the regular season with a 5-11...

Men’s soccer season on the line against IUPUI

Mark Shanahan, Assistant Sports Editor

November 3, 2016

  The Eastern men’s soccer team will be fighting for a Summit League tournament berth in its matchup against the IUPUI Jaguars on Saturday evening. The stakes are very high for the Panthers, who control their own destiny at this point, as a win or tie could very well put them in the p...

Men’s soccer team still has chance to play in postseason

Mark Shanahan, Assistant Sports Editor

November 2, 2016

The Eastern men’s soccer team has had its share of ups and downs this season after starting 2-2-1, followed by a seven game losing streak and then getting back into the conference race by winning two straight Summit League matches. The last time Eastern has made it to the postseason was in ...

Three countries, one game for Menniti

Maria Baldwin, Feature Writer

November 2, 2016

When you speak five languages, and move to three countries in two years, you learn to adapt quickly to the culture that surrounds you. Marcus Menniti, a freshman on the Eastern men’s soccer team, attributes his adaptation skills to being open to being a part of new cultures and traditions. Menniti...

Men’s soccer team drops road match to Cincinnati

Mark Shanahan, Assistant Sports Editor

November 1, 2016

  The Eastern men’s soccer team was defeated 3-1 in its final non-conference matchup of the season against the Cincinnati Bearcats on Tuesday evening. In a game that did not mean much regarding postseason implications, the Panthers’ record falls to 5-10-1 on the season, but they remain...

Men’s soccer travels for makeup game at Cincinnati

Senior Davis Wegmann fights for ball control with Western Illinois' defender Jamison Kozar Saturday at Lakeside Field. The Panthers defeated the Leathernecks 2-0 for their third win in a row.

Mark Shanahan, Assistant Sports Editor

October 31, 2016

Currently on a three-game winning streak, the Eastern men’s soccer team will try to keep the winning momentum going in its final non-conference matchup against the Cincinnati Bearcats Tuesday night. The match is a makeup for the Oct. 19 postponed match between the two. The trip to Cincinnati will...

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