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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 eight seed. The lone goal came after Southern Illinois Edwardsville senior Becca Jostes placed a corn...

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 have achieved perfection on penalty kicks this season. A first-round reunion of the Panthers and Eag...

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 Murray State on Sunday. Not since the 2010 and 2011 seasons has Eastern qualified for the...

Analysis: Analyzing the Panthers’ path for OVC tournament

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 tournament at the beginning of November. The Panthers’ (3-8-2, 2-4-1 OVC) three remaining matches in...

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 day. The Panthers (3-8-2, 2-4-1 OVC) got the ball to start the overtime period, but after turning it...

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 of Ohio Valley Conference teams is left in a much more tenuous position. Six teams, including East...

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

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 coach Jake Plant said for weeks the method behind the offense has been sound, but it just has ...

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

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 for the Panthers as of late; prior to the weekend, Eastern went four straight matches without a...

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

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 women’s soccer team does not suffer from an identity crisis because the team culture is the one f...

Eastern winless, Murray State perfect in conference play so far

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 in two matches, but the Panthers are now riding a four-game scoreless stretch that kept them in the loss ...

Women’s soccer loses two OVC matches over the weekend

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, in the wake of a 1-0 loss to Eastern Kentucky Sept. 27, there were parallels in a 1-0 loss to Be...

Rachel Pappas perseveres through Vocal Cord Dysfunction

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 is because they are running a lot and coaches tell them to breathe to help them recover from the exertion of so much ene...

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