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The Daily Eastern News

The student news site of Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois.

The Daily Eastern News

The student news site of Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois.

The Daily Eastern News

Defensive specialist/libero Christina Martinez Mundo (4), bumps the ball during their game vs. Missouri State. The Panthers won 3-0 against the Tigers.

Panthers of the Week: Christina Martinez Mundo, Chad Smith

Zaria Flippin, Sports Editor November 5, 2023

The female Panther of the Week is going to Christina Martinez Mundo from the volleyball team. The senior libero/defensive specialist from San Juan, Puerto Rico helped the Panthers sweep the Little Rock...

Freshman forward/midfielder Kyle Kimberling chases after a ball on Tuesday night Oct. 4th, 2023, at OBrien Field on the Eastern Illinois University campus in Charleston Ill. Kimberling said he feels good about the upcoming game. I think that we are starting to hit our stride, our last three games have definitely been our best three, so Im excited and hopefully we come home with six points, Kimberling said.

“Our goal is to come back with plural points,” Oakley says previewing Incarnate Word

Luther Yoder, Assistant Sports Editor October 4, 2023

The Panthers will begin a four-day stretch of staying in Texas that starts on Thursday when they play the University of the Incarnate Word Cardinals at 7 p.m. at Gayle and Tom Benson Stadium and ends...

Sophmore forward Bat-Od Buman-Uchral dribbles past a defender in the afternoon.

The Panthers hope to maintain leads against Lindenwood

Luther Yoder, Assistant Sports Editor September 26, 2023

The Panthers begin conference play this Thursday against the Lindenwood University Lions at 4 p.m. at Lakeside Field. Eastern comes into this game at 1-4-2 having lost their last two games 1-2 to...

Fans cheer after senior kicker Stone Galloway kicks a 56 yard field goal to put the panthers ahead of Mcneese St cowboys at O‘Brien Field Saturday afternoon. The panthers won 31-28.

How important is fan attendance to Panther athletes?

Zaria Flippin, Sports Editor September 26, 2023

Multiple aspects go into the actual game for a team, and one of those aspects is fan attendance. Some Panther athletes think the fan attendance has helped their home performances. Football Head Coach...

Defender Lance Somerfield, attempts a long pass on the field. The Panthers tied with IUPUI 1-1 with 5 minutes left on the clock Tuesday evening at Lakeside Field.

Eastern looks to improve on finishing in their next game against Bellarmine

Luther Yoder, Assistant Sports Editor September 8, 2023

The Panthers will face the Bellarmine University Knights on Saturday at 1 p.m. at Lakeside Field. The Panthers enter this game at 1-1-1 having tied the IUPUI Jaguars in their last game while the...

Number 20, Casey Welage (right), a freshman forward slide kicks the ball away from Western Illinois University players Xavier Brown (19), graduate midfielder and forward, and Oscar Olingdahl (15), a freshman midfielder, during the mens soccer game at Lakeside Field Saturday morning. Wellage had 1 assist. The Panthers tied 1-1 against the Leathernecks.

Men’s soccer to play Oral Roberts on the road

Brian Barrett, Men's Soccer Reporter October 14, 2022

Eastern's men’s soccer team will head to Tulsa, Oklahoma on Saturday night to take on Oral Roberts University. The Panthers enter with an overall record of 1-7-3 and look to notch their first Summit...

Number 29, Adrian Lechuga heads the ball towards the goal during the home soccer game at Lakeside Field Saturday afternoon. Lechuga had 1 shot. The Panthers lost 3-2 against Southern Indiana.

Men’s soccer team to have second home game of season

Brian Barrett, Men's Soccer Reporter October 7, 2022

The Eastern men's soccer team take on Western Illinois at 11 a.m. Saturday at Lakeside Field. The Panthers are coming off two straight one goal losses and have dropped five of their last six games overall...

Number 17 Lesego Maloma, a junior forward, races Southern Indiana players to the ball during the home soccer game at Lakeside Field Saturday afternoon. Maloma had 3 shots on goal and played for 80 minutes. The Panthers lost 3-2 against Southern Indiana.

Men’s soccer loses to Southern Indiana in home opener

Kate Stevens, Assistant Sports Editor October 1, 2022

As the Eastern men’s soccer team started attacking early in Saturday afternoon’s home opener at Lakeside Field, Southern Indiana was able to shut the Panthers down 3-2 by scoring two goals in the last...

Eastern midfielder Chad Hamler tries to beat two opponents to the ball in Easterns match against Purdue Fort Wayne on Sept. 3 at Lakeside Field. Eastern lost the match 1-0.

Men’s soccer team to have its first home game Saturday

Brian Barrett, Men's Soccer Reporter September 30, 2022

The Eastern men's soccer team will take on Summit League foe Southern Indiana at Lakeside Field Saturday at 2 p.m. as the Panthers return home for their first time this season. The Panthers are 1-5-1...

Eastern forward Lenni Kirschner fights for possession with an opponent in Easterns 1-0 loss to Purdue Fort Wayne on Sept. 3 at Lakeside Field.

Men’s soccer team loses Summit League opener

Brian Barrett, Men's Soccer Reporter September 25, 2022

Eastern's men’s soccer team lost 2-0 on Saturday afternoon in St. Paul Minnesota to the University of St. Thomas. The Panthers were in it all game but ultimately unable to get the win. With the loss...

Eastern midfielder Munir Sherali keeps the ball away from an opponent in a match against Purdue Fort Wayne on Sept. 3 at Lakeside Field. Eastern lost the match 1-0.

Men’s soccer coach excited to turn program around

Kate Stevens, Assistant Sports Editor September 8, 2022

The new men's soccer coach, Josh Oakley, is happy he has returned to Eastern and has hopes to make the program what it once was. Oakley, a Mattoon native, is excited to be home and to bring his experiences...

Eastern midfielder Alejandro Lurbe runs by an opponent in a match against Purdue Fort Wayne on Sept. 3 at Lakeside Field. Eastern lost the match 1-0.

Men’s soccer starts the Josh Oakley era

Kate Stevens, Assistant Sports Editor August 31, 2022

The EIU men’s soccer team has begun its season with their new coach Josh Oakley. They are currently 0-1-1 after playing Green Bay and Xavier.   The Summit League preseason poll has the Panthers...

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