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Analysis: Burke’s penalty kick save sets tone against Omaha

Dillan Schorfheide | The Daily Eastern News
Jonathan Burke makes a diving save off a rebound shot, coming after making an initial save on a penalty kick. Eastern tied Omaha 0-0 Oct. 19 at Lakeside Field.

Blake Faith, Men's Soccer Reporter

October 20, 2019

The men’s soccer team has had its fair share of highlight plays on defense and offense throughout the 2019 season. The play redshirt junior goalkeeper Jonathan Burke made in the fifth minute of the match against Omaha Oct. 19 is arguably the best play yet. Senior Edgar Mesa received a yellow car...

Panthers draw 0-0 with Omaha in important conference match

Dillan Schorfheide, Sports Editor

October 19, 2019

Anyone watching the Eastern-Omaha men’s soccer matchup Saturday possibly thought they were transported back in time to Sept. 29, 2018. On that date, Eastern hosted Summit League rival Denver, who was ranked fourth in the country and boasted the nation's leading scorer in Andre Shinyashiki. Omaha...

Women’s soccer on fringes of playoff picture

Eastern junior Itxaso Aguero clears the ball from a pair of Southern Illinois defenders on Oct. 10 at Lakeside Field. The Panthers and Salukis played to a scoreless tie.

Tom O'Connor, Women's Soccer Reporter

October 17, 2019

If the Panthers could tie a leash around the eighth seed, so as to not let it out of their grasp, they would. They might just have to wait awhile before they can take a deep dive into the footage of, say, Murray State or Southeast Missouri, the only two teams assured of a playoff berth. The Eastern wo...

Men’s soccer prepares for final home match

Blake Faith, Men's Soccer Reporter

October 17, 2019

The men’s soccer team currently rides a three-game losing streak, but the Panthers can end that Saturday in its last home match when they host Omaha at noon. In 2018, Omaha defeated Eastern at home 1-0 in the last game of the season for. Omaha’s goal came in the 37th minute when Diego Gutierrez ...

Analysis: Murray State and Redhawks clear-cut favorites in OVC

Tom O'Connor, Women's Soccer Reporter

October 16, 2019

At five and six wins respectively, after seamlessly winning each match with few apparent defects, Southeast Missouri and Murray State should be more confident than all other Ohio Valley Conference teams going into the weekend. Each team could quite feasibly escape the remaining matches unscathed. ...

Column: Recent losses don’t shake Panther defense

Dillan Schorfheide | The Daily Eastern News
Quinn Rechner boots a long pass upfield, as a defender jumps to try and block it. Eastern lost 2-0 to Milwaukee Tuesday at Lakeside Field.

Blake Faith, Men's Soccer Reporter

October 16, 2019

The men’s soccer team currently rides a three-game losing streak consisting of two losses with a score of 2-0 and one 5-1 loss. Now, on paper it suggests that the defense for the Panthers is struggling, but that could not be further from the truth. The Panthers allowed two goals in their most re...

Eastern men’s soccer team loses 2nd straight home game

Blake Faith, Men's Soccer Reporter

October 15, 2019

Eastern’s men’s soccer team lost its second-straight home game Tuesday in a 2-0 shutout loss to Milwaukee. Milwaukee’s offense made Eastern alert early. Milwaukee shot two times on goal within the opening minutes, which forced redshirt goalkeeper Jonathan Burke to save them. In the 32nd minu...

Panthers have good postseason chances

Matheus Santos tries to head a ball past a defender, who is looking on. Eastern lost 2-0 to Milwaukee Tuesday at Lakeside Field.

Dillan Schorfheide, Sports Editor

October 15, 2019

The Eastern men’s soccer team faces a tough task ahead if the Panthers want to make the Summit League tournament. With just six teams in the conference, making the tournament is already a tight race. As of right now, Eastern inhabits the fourth-place spot in the conference standings, and the rest of it...

Analysis: Analyzing the Panthers’ path for OVC tournament

Dillan Schorfheide | The Daily Eastern News
Sara Teteak rises up and punches a cross away among a sea of players. Eastern tied 0-0 with Southern Illinois Oct. 10 at Lakeside Field.

Oscar Rzodkiewicz, Assistant Sports Editor

October 14, 2019

As it stands after a weekend overtime loss to Southern Illinois Edwardsville, Eastern women’s soccer sits in a tie for seventh in the OVC standings, currently slotting them as a low seed in the conference tournament at the beginning of November. The Panthers’ (3-8-2, 2-4-1 OVC) three remaining matches in...

Panthers ready for home match against Milwaukee

Dillan Schorfheide | The Daily Eastern News
Edgar Mesa gets prepared to settle the ball out of the air, while looking upfield for an open pass. Eastern defeated IUPUI 1-0 Oct. 1 at Lakeside Field.

Blake Faith, Men's Soccer Reporter

October 14, 2019

The men’s soccer team is coming off a tough interstate 5-1 loss to Northern Illinois from Oct. 8 to face Milwaukee Tuesday at home. Overall against Milwaukee, the Panthers are 5-6-1. In 2018, the Panthers lost 2-1 on the road in overtime. For Eastern the scoring came from Kris Luke. The goal was...

Quick overtime goal sinks women’s soccer on senior day

Oscar Rzodkiewicz, Assistant Sports Editor

October 13, 2019

Just 58 seconds into the overtime period, Southern Illinois Edwardsville (5-5-4, 3-2-3 OVC) freshman Emma Dutko netted a goal in-close to senior Sara Teteak on a header to beat Eastern 3-2 on senior day. The Panthers (3-8-2, 2-4-1 OVC) got the ball to start the overtime period, but after turning it...

By the numbers: Eastern, OVC fighting down the stretch

Tom O'Connor, Women's Soccer Reporter

October 9, 2019

It is readily evident that the top tier of playoff-caliber teams has surfaced, as two teams have all but clinched postseason berths with the postseason only three weeks away. A much larger faction of Ohio Valley Conference teams is left in a much more tenuous position. Six teams, including East...

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