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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

Women’s soccer season ends in OVC quarterfinals

Oscar Rzodkiewicz, Assistant Sports Editor November 3, 2019

An own goal in the 26th minute of the OVC tournament quarterfinals lifted Southern Illinois Edwardsville past Eastern women’s soccer, ending the Panthers’ year after entering the tournament as an...

Women’s soccer preps for playoff run

Tom O’Connor, Women's Soccer Reporter October 31, 2019

It might be tempting to make broad assumptions about the first-round matchup between Eastern and Tennessee Tech. Nothing, not even two overtime periods, could provide any assurances to two teams who...

Women’s soccer clinches eight seed in OVC tournament

Tom O'Connor, Women's Soccer Reporter October 27, 2019

The Eastern women’s soccer team finalized their admittance to the OVC conference tournament this weekend for the second straight year, in which they tied Austin Peay 1-1 Oct. 25 and lost 1-0 to second-seeded...

Dillan Schorfheide | The Daily Eastern News
Sara Teteak rises up and punches a cross away among a sea of players. Eastern tied 0-0 with Southern Illinois Oct. 10 at Lakeside Field.

Analysis: Analyzing the Panthers’ path for OVC tournament

Oscar Rzodkiewicz, Assistant Sports Editor October 14, 2019

As it stands after a weekend overtime loss to Southern Illinois Edwardsville, Eastern women’s soccer sits in a tie for seventh in the OVC standings, currently slotting them as a low seed in the conference...

Quick overtime goal sinks women’s soccer on senior day

Oscar Rzodkiewicz, Assistant Sports Editor October 13, 2019

Just 58 seconds into the overtime period, Southern Illinois Edwardsville (5-5-4, 3-2-3 OVC) freshman Emma Dutko netted a goal in-close to senior Sara Teteak on a header to beat Eastern 3-2 on senior...

By the numbers: Eastern, OVC fighting down the stretch

Tom O'Connor, Women's Soccer Reporter October 9, 2019

It is readily evident that the top tier of playoff-caliber teams has surfaced, as two teams have all but clinched postseason berths with the postseason only three weeks away. A much larger faction...

Dillan Schorfheide | The Daily Eastern News
Pilar Barrio piggybacks a teammate, as other teammates run toward her, after she scored Eastern’s second goal of its match Sunday. Eastern went on to defeat Morehead State 3-0 at Lakeside Field.

Column: Women’s soccer team can easily keep foot on gas

Oscar Rzodkiewicz, Assistant Sports Editor October 7, 2019

A six-goal weekend for the Eastern women’s soccer team was a huge turnaround after four straight matches without a score, and there is no reason this kind of production cannot continue moving forward. Head...

Dillan Schorfheide | The Daily Eastern News
Angela Corcoran jumps to block an opposing player’s deep pass down the side of the field. Corcoran scored Eastern’s first goal of the Panthers’ 3-0 win over Morehead State Sunday.

Women’s soccer gets on track, goes 2-0 on the weekend

Oscar Rzodkiewicz, Assistant Sports Editor October 6, 2019

The Eastern women’s soccer team created six goals in the first two matches of a five-game home stand en route to wins over Jacksonville State and Morehead State this weekend. Scoring has not come easily...

Dillan Schorfheide | The Daily Eastern News
Nicoletta Anuci races down an opposing ball handler in the middle of the field. Eastern lost 1-0 Sept. 27 to Eastern Kentucky at Lakeside Field.

Women’s soccer starts 5-match home stand, faces Jacksonville State Friday

Tom O’Connor, Women's Soccer Reporter October 3, 2019

The Panthers have gone with different systems of play, different personnel on the field and different strategies to attenuate the strengths of the opponent. But, as head coach Jake Plant sees it, the...

Dillan Schorfheide | The Daily Eastern News
Angela Corcoran wins a contested head ball in the middle of the field. Eastern lost 1-0 to Eastern Kentucky Sept. 27 at Lakeside Field.

Eastern winless, Murray State perfect in conference play so far

Oscar Rzodkiewicz, Assistant Sports Editor October 2, 2019

The Eastern women’s soccer team dropped two matches over the weekend, and the Panthers are now one of just three OVC teams without a conference win. Eastern (1-7-1, 0-3-1 OVC) allowed just two goals...

Dillan Schorfheide | The Daily Eastern News
Sara Teteak rises up in front of the goal to bat away a crossed ball. Eastern lost 1-0 to Eastern Kentucky Sept. 27 at Lakeide Field.

Women’s soccer loses two OVC matches over the weekend

Tom O'Connor, Women's Soccer Reporter September 29, 2019

It took four minutes. Eastern Kentucky junior Sarah Owusu pounded a low shot into the back of the net just four minutes after the match had begun, converting her first point this season for the Colonels. Sunday,...

Karina Delgado | The Daily Eastern News
Rachel Pappas boots the ball up the field as a defender runs up on her during Eastern’s 3-1 victory over Chicago State Sept. 15 at Lakeside Field. That match was the first time this season Pappas was able to play a whole 90 minutes.

Rachel Pappas perseveres through Vocal Cord Dysfunction

Dillan Schorfheide, Sports Editor September 26, 2019

Just breathe. Go ahead, try it. Easy, right? Breathing is an involuntary action that we do not directly, consciously control; it happens naturally. But when athletes are told to breathe, it usually...

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