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

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

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Maxwell Allen, a fifth year senior defender (15), dribbles the ball away from University of Southern Indiana Screaming Eagles during their game at Lakeside field thursday afternoon. Maxwell scored the last goal in the second half to put the panthers over the screaming eagles. Panthers won 1-0.

Panthers of the Week: Maxwell Allen, Chad Smith

Zaria Flippin, Sports Editor October 29, 2023

The first Panther of the Week is going to Maxwell Allen from the men’s soccer team. The fifth-year defender from Indianapolis scored the lone goal to give the Panthers a win over the Southern Indiana...

Forward Jeffery Rinker II (11) and midfielder Felipe Kerr Lourenco (6) at mens soccer practice Lakeside Field on Thursday.

Eastern hopes to continue pressure in second half against Western Illinois

Luther Yoder, Assistant Sports Editor September 15, 2023

The Panthers will face the Western Illinois Leathernecks on Saturday at 1 p.m. at John MacKenzie Alumni Field in Macomb, Ill. Eastern comes into this game sitting at 1-2-2 having tied their last...

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...

Goalkeeper Kyce Toutanji, kicks a long ball to start the game against the IUPUI Jaguars Tuesday evening. The Panthers and Jaguars tied 1-1 with Eastern scoring with 5 minutes left on the clock.

The Panthers record first tie of the season against the IUPUI Jaguars

Luther Yoder, Assistant Sports Editor September 5, 2023

Panthers come out with a 1-1 tie against the IUPUI Jaguars at Lakeside Field on Tuesday night. The tie brings Eastern's record to 1-1-1. Eastern’s only goal was scored by senior forward Sam...

Julian Smith dribbles between Bradley University defenders on Sunday, Sept. 3 2023 at Lakeside Field on Eastern Illinois Universitys campus in the afternoon. (Luther Yoder 2023)

Eastern falls to Bradley University in first loss of the season

Luther Yoder, Assistant Sports Editor September 3, 2023

The Panthers lost their first game of the season 2-1 to the Bradley University Braves on Sunday afternoon at Lakeside Field. The Panthers’ only goal came in the 87th minute when sophomore midfielder...

Forward Sam Eccles shoots towards the goal at Lakeside Field.

EIU hopes to continue success against Bradley

Luther Yoder, Assistant Sports Editor September 2, 2023

The Panthers men’s soccer team got a good start to the season by beating Governors State University 1-0. Now they look ahead to the Bradley University Braves where they hope to have the same success. “Bradley’s...

Lesego Maloma (17), a junior forward dribbles the ball away from defenders to try to get a shot during the game against Southern Indiana University Eagles on Saturday, Oct. 1 2022, at Lakeside Field.  The Panthers lost 3-2 against the Eagles.

EIU wins season opener against Governors State

Luther Yoder, Assistant Sports Editor August 28, 2023

The Panthers won their first game of the season 1-0 against the Governors State University Jaguars on Monday evening at Lakeside Field. In the seventh minute of the game, senior forward, Sam Eccles,...

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.

BREAKING: The Ohio Valley Conference announces addition of men’s soccer

Autumn Schulz, Sports Editor March 28, 2023

The Ohio Valley Conference announced the addition of men’s soccer as the 19th-sponsored sport Tuesday morning.  The OVC will include the following teams:  Eastern Illinois  Lindenwood  SIUE  Southern...

Photo submitted by Faith Davies, a redshirt senior majoring in organizational development.

Davies gives back to community through soccer

Autumn Schulz, Sports Editor February 15, 2023

It all started in third grade for Eastern’s women’s redshirt senior goalkeeper Faith Davies.   Davies’ granny and nana and other members of her family set the precedent of giving back to the...

Chad Hamler (13), fights for possession of the ball vs. Denver University at Lakeside Field. The Panthers lost 3-0 vs. the Pioneers.

Men’s soccer team loses on Senior Day

Nick Bays, Men's Soccer Reporter October 31, 2022

In what was a physical game that saw eight yellow cards between the two teams, Eastern men’s soccer team lost on Saturday afternoon at home against the Denver Pioneers 3-0 on senior day. Eastern...

Eastern player, number 23 Kya Trejo, takes the ball downfield against Lindenwood player, number 18 Peyton Ganz. The Panthers and Lions tied 0-0 Thursday afternoon Oct. 20, 2022, at Lakeside Field on Eastern Illinois Universitys campus in Charleston, Ill.

Women’s soccer team’s season comes to an end

Kate Stevens, Assistant Sports Editor October 26, 2022

The Eastern women’s soccer team finished their season with a 2-0 loss to Southern Indiana on Sunday afternoon. The Panthers went into the match hoping for their first win in the conference and to...

Adrian Lechuga (29), a freshman midfielder fights for possession of the ball with the University of Missouri-Kansas City Roos Zach Nichols (21), a freshman forward during the sixth Summit League mens soccer game of at Lakeside Field Saturday afternoon. The Panthers lost 1-0 against the Roos.

Men’s soccer team falls short to Kansas City

Brian Barrett, Men's Soccer Reporter October 24, 2022

The Eastern Illinois men's soccer team fell to the Kansas City Roos on Saturday afternoon by the score of 1-0. Eastern now sits at 1-9-3 on the season with a 0-5-1 record in conference matches. The Panthers...

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