The Daily Eastern News

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 ...

Men’s soccer picks up 1st win of season

Blake Faith, Men's Soccer Reporter

September 10, 2019

The Panthers ended its losing streak by defeating Saint Xavier 2-0 Tuesday afternoon at Lakeside Field in the home opener. Coming into the first home game of the season, the men’s soccer team competed against Evansville, Xavier and Ohio State, but lost all three games.     Eastern...

Women’s soccer’s losses over weekend sting a bit

Oscar Rzodkiewicz, Assistant Sports Editor

September 9, 2019

The two-game slate for the Eastern women’s soccer team over the weekend felt like one step forward and two steps backward. The Panthers opened up the season with two tough road non-conference matchups against Ball State and Missouri-Kansas City, and despite the losses, it seemed like the rust was s...

Women’s soccer loses 1-0 to Fort Wayne in home opener

Tom O’Connor | The Daily Eastern News
Lexi Ketterhagen sprints after the ball as a defender closes in on her to steal to the ball away. Eastern lost its home-opener 1-0 to Fort Wayne Sunday at Lakeside Field.

Tom O'Connor, Women's Soccer Reporter

September 8, 2019

Upon completion of the first half, when the teams traded fouls and free kicks, Eastern played the second half on the terms of its opponent. Fort Wayne leveled its attack on the Panthers’ defense with no repercussions. It was this burden incurred by the Eastern defense that opened up the game for the Mas...

Men’s soccer attempts comeback, falls short 3-2 against Ohio State

Blake Faith, Men's Soccer Reporter

September 8, 2019

Shady Omar scored a goal and had an assist for the Panthers, but the men’s soccer team suffered their third straight loss to open the season against Ohio State in a close 3-2 loss Sunday. “Three games in a row where the guys have came back and made themselves relevant in the game,” said hea...

Women’s soccer plays first home game Sunday

Tom O’Connor

September 5, 2019

After an inauspicious start of 0-2, Eastern has not been able to strike the right balance. The Panthers underwhelmed Ball State in the opener two weeks ago, when the offense pumped out one shot on goal that afternoon. Then they went off to Kansas City, only to be limited by the Roos’ defensive plo...

Defense will bounce back, improve for men’s soccer

Blake Faith, Men's Soccer Reporter

September 4, 2019

The men’s soccer team went 0-2 over the weekend and allowed six goals in the process. There were three goals in each game, but for those who know the program the defense will regroup and improve from these goals. When the Panthers played Xavier the Panthers allowed only one goal in the first half unti...

Murray State, Jacksonville State atop OVC women’s soccer standings so far

Oscar Rzodkiewicz, Assistant Sports Editor

September 4, 2019

After two weeks of women’s soccer, Eastern is treading at the bottom of the pack while Jacksonville State and Murray State share the top of the leaderboard. The Panthers fell to Missouri-Kansas City Aug. 30 by a 2-1 margin as freshman Nicoletta Anuci recorded the Panthers’ first goal of the season an...

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