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Lara leaves men’s soccer program

Lara leaves men’s soccer program

Blake Faith, Men's Soccer Reporter

January 14, 2020

Eastern men’s soccer head coach Kiki Lara is leaving Eastern after serving five years as the head coach. Lara will take over as head coach at his alma mater Incarnate Word. Lara played three years at Incarnate Word from 2001-2003. He helped the team reach the NCAA Division II Tournament in 2002 and 200...

EIUGivingBlueDay starts Tuesday, goes 24 hours

Dillan Schorfheide, Sports Editor

December 2, 2019

Tuesday will mark the third annual day of donations for Eastern athletic programs, as the EIUGivingBlueDay starts Tuesday. The event is a 24-hour online campaign to raise funds for the betterment of Eastern Athletics’ student-athletes and their specific sports, according to release on the Eastern...

Omar ready for next step in his journey

Blake Faith, Men's Soccer Reporter

November 20, 2019

The Eastern men’s soccer team has multiple players with leadership ability, competitive fire and the willingness to work hard in every aspect of life whether on or off the field. Junior Shady Omar exemplifies this and his road like every college athlete has a different story. Omar is from East...

Men’s soccer team finishes its 2019 season

Men’s soccer team finishes its 2019 season

Blake Faith, Men's Soccer Reporter

November 11, 2019

The men’s soccer team's season ended Nov. 9 when Denver won their match against Fort Wayne 3-1 to clinch the final spot in the Summit League conference tournament. Despite the Panthers not making the Summit League tournament, this team showed improvement in its record and were just only one point...

Men’s soccer loses season closer 2-1, awaits conference fate

Dillan Schorfheide, Sports Editor

November 6, 2019

A 2-1 road loss to Green Bay Tuesday signifies the end of the men’s soccer team’s regular season, and the result is a bag of, well, mixed results. The Panthers lost in overtime Tuesday, dropping to 5-9-2 overall for the regular season (the Green Bay match was a non-conference game). For 86 minu...

Men’s soccer wins final conference match

Blake Faith, Men's Soccer Reporter

November 3, 2019

The men’s soccer team kept its Summit League tournament chances alive, defeating Fort Wayne 1-0 in its last conference game of the season. In the first half, the Panther defense of senior Edgar Mesa and freshmen Quinn Rechner and Delphy Sabu only gave Fort Wayne two shots in the entire half. ...

Men’s soccer ready for Fort Wayne match

Men’s soccer ready for Fort Wayne match

Blake Faith, Men's Soccer Reporter

October 31, 2019

The men’s soccer team’s Summit League Conference tournament chances come down to this Saturday. The Panthers have to win against Fort Wayne to have a shot at making the tournament. The Panthers are focused on this task and not the other part of the scenario, which is a Fort Wayne must tie or win a...

Men’s soccer loses 2-1 to Western Illinois in chippy match

Blake Faith, Men's Soccer Reporter

October 27, 2019

The men’s soccer team hoped to take control of its  spot in the Summit League standings and spoil Western Illinois’ senior night Oct. 26. The Panthers were not able to do either in a 2-1 chippy conference loss against the Leathernecks that saw five cards, which included one red card, go to the ...

Column: Panthers need to be careful following Omaha

Column: Panthers need to be careful following Omaha

Dillan Schorfheide, Sports Editor

October 21, 2019

As expected with any conference match, much less any match in general, the Eastern men’s soccer team got chippy with Omaha in its Summit League matchup Oct. 19. Four Eastern players walked off Lakeside Field after the 0-0 draw with yellow cards, and two Omaha players received a yellow card. The pu...

Analysis: Burke’s penalty kick save sets tone against Omaha

Analysis: Burke’s penalty kick save sets tone against Omaha

Blake Faith, Men's Soccer Reporter

October 20, 2019

The men’s soccer team has had its fair share of highlight plays on defense and offense throughout the 2019 season. The play redshirt junior goalkeeper Jonathan Burke made in the fifth minute of the match against Omaha Oct. 19 is arguably the best play yet. Senior Edgar Mesa received a yellow car...

Panthers draw 0-0 with Omaha in important conference match

Dillan Schorfheide, Sports Editor

October 19, 2019

Anyone watching the Eastern-Omaha men’s soccer matchup Saturday possibly thought they were transported back in time to Sept. 29, 2018. On that date, Eastern hosted Summit League rival Denver, who was ranked fourth in the country and boasted the nation's leading scorer in Andre Shinyashiki. Omaha...

Column: Recent losses don’t shake Panther defense

Column: Recent losses don’t shake Panther defense

Blake Faith, Men's Soccer Reporter

October 16, 2019

The men’s soccer team currently rides a three-game losing streak consisting of two losses with a score of 2-0 and one 5-1 loss. Now, on paper it suggests that the defense for the Panthers is struggling, but that could not be further from the truth. The Panthers allowed two goals in their most re...

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