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Women’s soccer set for conference play

Tom O’Connor, Women's Soccer Reporter

September 19, 2019

The Panthers got the win they needed to inspire confidence heading into conference play this weekend. It was at this point last season, in a victory over the same team no less, when the Panthers transitioned from a winless team to a playoff caliber one that made a compelling case for a spot in the title m...

There are 3 important matches for men’s soccer in the upcoming schedule

Dillan Schorfheide, Sports Editor

September 18, 2019

Not surprisingly, three of the most important matches for the men's soccer team are conference matchups. Two of them are home matches, both of which feature two of the biggest threats to the Panthers. Denver No surprise here, as the Pioneers were the preseason favorites to win the Summit Leag...

OVC women’s soccer teams begin conference schedule this weekend

Oscar Rzodkiewicz, Assistant Sports Editor

September 18, 2019

The meat of the season is just around the corner as Eastern women’s soccer team gears up for OVC competition. The Panthers (1-4) hit the road to open conference competition against Tennessee-Martin (2-3-3) Friday at 6 p.m. After its conference opener against Tennessee-Martin Friday, the Panthers stay ...

Men’s soccer shows more than 2-4 record

Blake Faith, Men's Soccer Reporter

September 17, 2019

The Eastern men’s soccer team is 2-4 for the season. This team’s record does not show the competitiveness, the offensive production and the defensive presence that the program has displayed throughout the season.     Three of the six games Eastern has played this year have been...

Men’s soccer splits weekend matches against Bradley, Northwestern

Karina Delgado | The Daily Eastern News
Edgar Mesa, the captain of the men’s soccer team, starts to make a pass to a teammate. Eastern defeated St. Xavier in the match, Eastern’s home opener, 2-0 at Lakeside Field Sept. 10.

Blake Faith, Men's Soccer Reporter

September 16, 2019

Even though the men’s soccer team went 1-1 this weekend, one key result came out of it: The Panthers won their first game against Bradley since 2009, with a 1-0 win Sept. 13. In the first half Eastern only had two shots compared to Bradley’s eight, and redshirt junior goalkeeper Jonathan Burke had ...

Perfect type of win for Eastern women’s soccer

Oscar Rzodkiewicz, Assistant Sports Editor

September 15, 2019

The monkey is finally off the Eastern women’s soccer team’s back as the Panthers lead a comeback against Chicago State for the team’s first win of the season. On paper, it seemed like a bit of a trap game for Eastern. Chicago State has not won a match since the 2017 season as the Cougars entered the con...

Panthers beat Chicago State for 1st win of season

Karina Delgado | The Daily Eastern News
Eastern's Eva Munoz boots the ball downfield in the Panthers' win against Chicago State on Sept. 15 at Lakeside Field.

Tom O'Connor, Women's Soccer Reporter

September 15, 2019

The conditions were right. A confluence of factors, namely the 84-degree heat and a reliable Eastern attack after halftime, delivered the Panthers’ first victory. The beating the Chicago State players took from the sun, however, could not compare to the one they took in the second half from the Panth...

Eastern women’s soccer readies for rematch against Chicago State

Tom O’Connor, Women's Soccer Reporter

September 12, 2019

There were moments, in the words of Jake Plant, of very polished soccer at Lakeside Field on Sunday, but that does not mean he thought everything worked for the Panthers all afternoon.     He underscored the unevenness, yet none of the concerns, however, pertained to the defensi...

Men’s soccer looks to build momentum with weekend matches

Karina Delgado | The Daily Eastern News
Christian Sosnowski runs to gain possession of the ball as a defender starts to guard him. Eastern defeated St. Xavier Tuesday in its home opener 2-0 at Lakeside Field.

Blake Faith, Men's Soccer Reporter

September 12, 2019

The men’s soccer team won its first game of the season (also its home opener) against Saint Xavier Tuesday, and its goal is to take that result and improve on it against Bradley and Northwestern this weekend. Before the first home game Eastern went up against Ohio State and Xavier. Xavier defeat...

3 things to watch for women’s soccer before conference play

Oscar Rzodkiewicz, Assistant Sports Editor

September 11, 2019

The Eastern women’s soccer team is still searching for win No. 1 with OVC play just around the corner. After four matches, plenty of plot points have sprouted that are worth looking out for from the team that turned a new page last season by making a conference tournament run. Different faces o...

Column: Harkrader, Sosnowski can pace men’s soccer team’s offense going forward

Dillan Schorfheide, Sports Editor

September 11, 2019

Perhaps the best thing to come from the men’s soccer team’s 2-0 victory Tuesday is the placement of certain personnel on the field. Since I started covering the team last year, I have admired the way Eastern midfielder Cole Harkrader plays. This year, as a returning starter in the midfield, he is...

Panthers show signs of improvement on offense

Dillan Schorfheide, Sports Editor

September 10, 2019

Shots were plentiful for the men’s soccer team Tuesday, coming from all directions and multiple avenues. The Panthers had an offensive explosion, taking 15 total shots with nine of them (60 percent) on goal.     Eastern relies on big passes and crosses for most of its offensive chances, and ...

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