The Daily Eastern News

Former rugby field to be converted to new soccer field

Dillan Schorfheide, Sports Editor

June 21, 2019

The field that formerly housed Eastern rugby will be converted to a soccer field for Eastern athletics. Work on the field, which is located right next to fourth street, started before the academic year ended in May, and associate athletic director Rich Moser said work on the conversion is progressing. However,...

All-around depth will help men’s soccer team’s offense

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Eastern’s Edgar Mesa pursues a ball in a game last season at Lakeside Field against Western Michigan. Mesa was named one of two Eastern players to watch in the Summit League.

Dillan Schorfheide, Assistant Sports Editor

August 29, 2018

One big question facing Eastern’s men’s soccer team before the season was the team’s ability to score. Last year, the team scored ten goals for the entire season, had a seven-match scoreless streak and its leading scorer had only three goals. So this year, head coach Kiki Lara was looking...

Panthers season ends in 1-0 playoff loss

JJ Bullock, Assistant Sports Editor

November 9, 2017

The Eastern men’s soccer team could not come back from a first half Denver goal, as its season and playoff run came to an end in the first round of the Summit League playoffs Thursday in Omaha. Denver scored the only goal it would need to beat Eastern in the 38th minute of the game when Blake Eld...

Eastern tops Oral Roberts 1-0 in overtime

The Daily Eastern News Brendan McDonough attempts to block the ball from advancing upfield. The Panthers won in double overtime 1-0 againts Oral Roberts Saturday afternoon at Lakeside Field.

JJ Bullock, Assistant Sports Editor

October 15, 2017

Eastern’s Fabio Callado tore off his shirt and sprinted across the field while his teammates erupted into a frenzy of celebration and pursued him toward the bleachers. In this moment, the Panthers were the loudest they have been all season. Callado broke a 0-0 tie in double overtime and given ...

Eastern men’s soccer team travels to Denver

Shady Omar dribbles past midfield in the Panthers’ 1-0 win over Saint Francis Sept. 10 at Lakeside Field. It was Eastern’s last win.

JJ Bullock, Assistant Sports Editor

October 5, 2017

When it comes to men’s soccer in the Summit Conference, there are two teams that are considered the teams to beat by the other four programs in the conference: Omaha and Denver. The Eastern men’s soccer team already had a shot at one of those teams, when it tied Omaha 0-0 earlier this season, ...

Men’s soccer team heads to Western

Freshman Shady Omar attempts to kick the ball away in the Panthers’ 1-0 win over Saint Francis Sept. 10 at Lakeside Field. The Panthers play at Western Saturday.

JJ Bullock, Assistant Sports Editor

September 28, 2017

The Summit League’s top defensive team will meet two of the conference’s top three scorers Saturday when the Eastern men’s soccer team travels to face Western Illinois. Eastern and its defense, which has five shutouts to its name this season, will face a scoring tandem from Western on Saturda...

Panthers tie against ranked Omaha 0-0 Saturday

JJ Bullock, Assistant Sports Editor

September 24, 2017

In what was arguably its biggest test of the season thus far, the Eastern men’s soccer team tied a program record, playing to their fifth draw of the season Saturday at Lakeside field against No. 23 ranked Omaha. Eastern and Omaha played to a 0-0 result, marking the fourth game in a row the Panth...

Huerta stepping up for men’s soccer

Sophomore Jonathan Huerta sends a free kick toward the goal in the Panthers’ 1-0 against Saint Francis Sept. 10 at Lakeside Field.

Vince Lovergine, Men's Soccer Reporter

September 19, 2017

Entering his sophomore season at Eastern, midfielder Johnny Huerta and his team have done well so far this year, except at providing some offense. Coming into the match-up against Wright State Tuesday at Lakeside Field, Eastern has only scored four goals this year. In any game they’ve scored, the ...

Wright State beats Panthers 2-0

A pair of freshman sprint down the field as Eastern’s Frederico Verlichi pursues a pass as he his chased down by Wright State midfielder Joseph Grimes. Eastern lost the game 2-0 at Lakeside Field.

JJ Bullock, Assistant Sports Editor

September 19, 2017

The Eastern men’s soccer team lost its third game in a row Tuesday at Lakeside Field, as the Wright State Raiders made the most of their four total shots on goal to defeat Eastern 2-0. For Eastern, the game marks its third game in a row without scoring a goal, however, it is the first game of the lo...

Men’s soccer team heads to Evansville

Freshman Shady Omar battles for the ball with a Saint Francis player in the Panthers’ 1-0 win at Lakeside Field. They play Evansville on the road Sunday.

Vince Lovergine, Soccer Reporter

September 14, 2017

The Eastern men’s soccer team continues its mini two-game road trip, but this time a little closer to home. The Panthers have a three-day layoff before returning to the field when they head to Evansville, Indiana to take on the Evansville Purple Aces on Sunday afternoon. Eastern has yet to find much consisten...

Eastern men’s soccer team travels to Marshall

Shady Omar, middle, and Zach Medawattage, right, attempt to knock the ball down on Sunday afternoon at Lakeside Field. The Panthers win 1-0 to improve to 2-0-4 on the season.

JJ Bullock, Assistant Sports Editor

September 12, 2017

The Eastern men’s soccer team is looking to shut out its fifth consecutive opponent on defense when they travel to face Marshall today in Huntington, West Virginia. Eastern shut out Saint Francis University on Sunday to give them their fourth straight of the year and confidence is high on defense...

Men’s soccer scores victory over Saint Francis

JJ Bullock, Assistant Sports Editor

September 10, 2017

Senior Zach Medawattage headed in what would become the game winning goal with seven minutes to play in the Eastern men’s soccer team’s 1-0 victory over Saint Francis on Sunday at Lakeside Field. Medawattage received a pass from teammate Jonathan Huerta and placed the ball from inside the box on...

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