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Women’s soccer loses two OVC matches over the weekend

Dillan Schorfheide | The Daily Eastern News
Sara Teteak rises up in front of the goal to bat away a crossed ball. Eastern lost 1-0 to Eastern Kentucky Sept. 27 at Lakeide Field.

Tom O'Connor, Women's Soccer Reporter

September 29, 2019

It took four minutes. Eastern Kentucky junior Sarah Owusu pounded a low shot into the back of the net just four minutes after the match had begun, converting her first point this season for the Colonels. Sunday, in the wake of a 1-0 loss to Eastern Kentucky Sept. 27, there were parallels in a 1-0 loss to Be...

Men’s soccer opens conference play with tie

Dillan Schorfheide | The Daily Eastern News 
Shady Omar attempts a headed shot off a throw in in Eastern’s 3-2 win against Belmont Sept. 24 at Lakeside Field.

Blake Faith, Men's Soccer Reporter

September 29, 2019

Despite playing two players down, the men’s soccer team opened conference play with a 0-0 two-overtime tie to its Summit League conference foe Denver to end its rivalry week. In the first half, the Panthers recorded two shots. Denver recorded five shots in the half with three of those being saved...

Women’s soccer looks to fight through OVC season

Tom O’Connor, Women's Soccer Reporter

September 26, 2019

Eastern head coach Jake Plant knew both the Panthers and Skyhawks would have their moments, but he also felt assured that whoever made the most of these triumphs would ultimately win the match. He can get a hunch early on as to whether his team will be able to put the ball in the other team’s net ...

Panthers to face Denver in conference opener

Cameron Behm kicks his leg out to block the opponent’s pass attempt near the sideline. Eastern defeated Belmont 3-2 in overtime Tuesday at Lakeside Field.

Blake Faith, Men's Soccer Reporter

September 26, 2019

The men’s soccer team hopes to ride the momentum of its come-from-behind win against rival Belmont to its conference opener against conference rival Denver Saturday. The Panthers clawed their way back from being down 2-1 early in the second half against Belmont Tuesday.  In the 64th minute, the P...

Sosnowski looks to leave his mark on Eastern soccer program

Blake Faith, Men's Soccer Reporter

September 26, 2019

Redshirt senior Christian Sosnowski is an integral part of the culture of Eastern Illinois soccer for the last five years. In his five years Sosnowski has led the team in scoring, has been a leader for this team and was able to come up big in huge moments for the Panthers. In terms of family, Sosnowski...

Rachel Pappas perseveres through Vocal Cord Dysfunction

Karina Delgado | The Daily Eastern News
Rachel Pappas boots the ball up the field as a defender runs up on her during Eastern’s 3-1 victory over Chicago State Sept. 15 at Lakeside Field. That match was the first time this season Pappas was able to play a whole 90 minutes.

Dillan Schorfheide, Sports Editor

September 26, 2019

Just breathe. Go ahead, try it. Easy, right? Breathing is an involuntary action that we do not directly, consciously control; it happens naturally. But when athletes are told to breathe, it usually is because they are running a lot and coaches tell them to breathe to help them recover from the exertion of so much ene...

Column: Positives amid subpar results for women’s soccer

Oscar Rzodkiewicz, Assistant Sports Editor

September 25, 2019

It was a mixed bag of a weekend for the Eastern women’s soccer team. On one hand, the Panthers (1-5-1, 0-1-1) went 200 full minutes of game time without scoring a goal, being outshot 44-19 in that span, and Southeast Missouri (4-3, 2-0 OVC) got revenge from the OVC Tournament loss Eastern handed them la...

Column: Men’s soccer team’s offense took a good step Tuesday

Dillan Schorfheide | The Daily Eastern News 
Davi Girardi heads a cross toward Belmont’s goal as a defender jumps with him. Girardi scored the game-winning goal in overtime to give Eastern a 3-2 win over Belmont Tuesday at Lakeside Field.

Dillan Schorfheide, Sports Editor

September 24, 2019

The way the Eastern men’s soccer team performed in the second half, and overtime, of Tuesday’s 3-2 win over Belmont is the way it needs to play every game. Before the season, the team stressed getting more numbers beyond the ball and involved in the offensive attack, and the first half looked muc...

Men’s soccer beats Belmont in overtime

Dillan Schorfheide | The Daily Eastern News 
Cameron Behm (left) and Shady Omar (right) celebrate Omar’s goal by running toward the bleachers. Omar’s goal, in the second half, tied Eastern’s match against Belmont at 2-2 Tuesday at Lakeside Field.

Blake Faith, Men's Soccer Reporter

September 24, 2019

The men’s soccer team trailed early, but clawed its way back for a 3-2 overtime win to stay undefeated at Lakeside Field. In the first half, shots were scarce by both sides. Belmont made redshirt junior goalkeeper Jonathan Burke work early, giving him three saves for their four total shots. The Panth...

Men’s soccer team ready for home match against rival Belmont

Blake Faith, Men's Soccer Reporter

September 23, 2019

The men’s soccer team, in the past two years, formed a rivalry with Belmont. The Panthers’ goal for this weekend is the same as their goal for the entire season and that is to win every home game of the season, including a home match against Belmont Tuesday. In the last two years, Belmont and...

Women’s soccer ties, loses in conference openers

Tom O'Connor, Women's Soccer Reporter

September 22, 2019

Removed from the diversions of exhibition matches and non-conference opponents, the Panthers have not always been particularly equipped at handling Tennessee-Martin, Southeast Missouri or any other Ohio Valley Conference team on the opening weekend of conference play. Each year Eastern plays its f...

Men’s soccer team looks back to championship team 50 years later

Blake Faith, Men's Soccer Reporter

September 19, 2019

The Eastern men’s soccer team’s history started 50 years ago: In 1969, an Eastern Illinois men’s soccer team won the NAIA National Championship. Eastern was the underdog going into the championship game. Its opponent was Despite Davis and Elkins College of West Virginia. Freshman Gerado Pagnani...

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