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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...

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...

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