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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.

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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...

Redshirt junior wide receiver Isaiah Hill runs the ball at the Nov. 20 football game at O’Brien Field. Hill had 13 catches for 110 yards. The Panthers lost 20-13 to the Racers.

Four athletes to watch this fall

Autumn Schulz, Sports Editor August 26, 2022

The beginning of fall sports on campus is a reminder that there are many things to look forward to in the next four months. Not only are there two new coaching eras, but there are four athletes whose talent...

The Eastern mens soccer team huddles before taking the field for the second half against Green Bay Tuesday at Lakeside Field. The Panthers and Phoenix played to a 1-1 tie.

Last season recap for men’s soccer

Autumn Schulz, Sports Editor August 22, 2022

With two pre-season games now behind them, the Eastern men’s soccer team will open their regular season on the road on Thursday. The Panthers will take on Green Bay Thursday evening at 7 p.m. while...

THROUGH THE LENS: The News year in photos

THROUGH THE LENS: The News’ year in photos

The News December 31, 2021

As 2021 comes to a close, the staff of The Daily Eastern News invites you to look back at the year through our lens. January February March April May June July August September   October November December   Happy...

Men’s soccer talks getting through quarantine together

Blake Faith, Sports Reporter April 22, 2020

The Eastern men’s soccer team saw an end to its spring season and early training, but newly appointed head coach Ronnie Bouemboue and the team know how important communication, camaraderie and positivity...

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Head coach Kiki Lara in the middle of coaching a match in Fall 2018. Lara departs the program as the ninth coach in program history and serving five years as the head coach.

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...

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