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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...

Column: Tough start for women’s soccer does not indicate bad season ahead

Dillan Schorfheide | The Daily Eastern News
Angela Corcoran takes a penalty kick during the Eastern women’s soccer team’s exhibition match against Northern Illinois Aug. 16 at Lakeside Field. Corcoran’s shot was saved by the goalkeeper, and Eastern tied with Northern 1-1.

Oscar Rzodkiewicz, Assistant Sports Editor

September 3, 2019

It has not been a ceremonious beginning to the season for the Eastern women’s soccer team. The team’s 0-2 start began with a 6-0 season-opening loss against Ball State, and after a week off, the projected No. 2 in the Western Athletic Conference, Missouri-Kansas City, staved off the Panthers in a ...

Column: Men’s soccer needs to fix its offense sooner rather than later

Dillan Schorfheide, Sports Editor

September 3, 2019

Kiki Lara necessarily focused a big portion of the offseason toward making the men’s soccer team a new, improved and hopefully more productive offensive threat. Lara, the head coach, and his players made this season’s preseason storyline about the optimism of an offense sending more players for...

Women’s soccer loses close match 2-1, starts season with 2 losses

Tom O'Connor, Women's Soccer Reporter

September 2, 2019

Once head coach Jake Plant had processed what was a scoreless 6-0 loss to Ball State, he avowed that the occasion demonstrated a need for reflection as the season got underway. Between then and now, Plant watched the Eastern women’s soccer team pivot from the defeat with a mindset he considers to ...

Men’s soccer loses first two matches to start the season

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Shady Omar tries to retrieve the ball out of midair as a defender grabs him during the Eastern men’s soccer team’s 2-1 loss to Valparaiso in October 2018 at Lakeside Field.

Blake Faith, Men's Soccer Reporter

September 2, 2019

The men’s soccer team went 0-2 this weekend in its first two games of the season, losing the season-opener 3-1 to Evansville and losing 3-0 to Xavier Monday. Against Evansville Aug. 30, Eastern started the game down 1-0 before halftime. In the last three minutes of the first half, goalkeeper Jonath...

Men’s soccer team looking to improve offense, ready for season opener

Dillan Schorfheide, Sports Editor

August 29, 2019

Saint Louis erected a roadblock in the Eastern men’s soccer team’s path toward an improved offense this season by shutting Eastern out 3-0 in an exhibition match Aug. 19. Being an exhibition match, the loss and subsequently the shutout, do not paint the end-all-be-all picture for the Panthers’ sea...

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