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There are 3 important matches for men’s soccer in the upcoming schedule

Dillan Schorfheide, Sports Editor

September 18, 2019

Not surprisingly, three of the most important matches for the men's soccer team are conference matchups. Two of them are home matches, both of which feature two of the biggest threats to the Panthers. Denver No surprise here, as the Pioneers were the preseason favorites to win the Summit Leag...

Men’s soccer splits weekend matches against Bradley, Northwestern

Men’s soccer splits weekend matches against Bradley, Northwestern

Blake Faith, Men's Soccer Reporter

September 16, 2019

Even though the men’s soccer team went 1-1 this weekend, one key result came out of it: The Panthers won their first game against Bradley since 2009, with a 1-0 win Sept. 13. In the first half Eastern only had two shots compared to Bradley’s eight, and redshirt junior goalkeeper Jonathan Burke had ...

Men’s soccer looks to build momentum with weekend matches

Men’s soccer looks to build momentum with weekend matches

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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

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

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...

Burke ready to improve, lead men’s soccer this season

Burke ready to improve, lead men’s soccer this season

Blake Faith, Men's Soccer Reporter

August 28, 2019

When Jonathan Burke came on his college visit to Eastern he had a good feeling about Eastern’s soccer program, that if he came to Eastern everything would work out. Burke, the starting goalkeeper for the men’s soccer team, also knew his high school statistics would have to be carried over to Ea...

Column: Defense remains a focus for Eastern’s men’s soccer team

Blake Faith, Men's Soccer Reporter

August 26, 2019

Offensively, the men’s soccer team only scored 12 goals throughout the season last year. While the offense was stifled, the team’s defense, which it is known for, was good. Coach Kiki Lara made defense an imperative part of the team’s culture and it has shown. Last year, Eastern’s defe...

There are two ways men’s soccer team can beef up its scoring

Dillan Schorfheide, Sports Editor

August 25, 2019

Generally, most teams have more than one flaw to continually fix throughout their respective seasons. The Eastern men’s soccer team has spots to fill defensively, but head coach Kiki Lara always makes sure the defense is stout and tight. Jonathan Burke is the no-doubt starting goalkeeper, taking o...

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