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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

Fans cheer after senior kicker Stone Galloway kicks a 56 yard field goal to put the panthers ahead of Mcneese St cowboys at O‘Brien Field Saturday afternoon. The panthers won 31-28.

How important is fan attendance to Panther athletes?

Zaria Flippin, Sports Editor September 26, 2023

Multiple aspects go into the actual game for a team, and one of those aspects is fan attendance. Some Panther athletes think the fan attendance has helped their home performances. Football Head Coach...

Forward Abby Reinl challenges for the ball at Lakeside field. The Panthers lost 1-0 against the ISU Redbirds Thursday afternoon.

Panthers head into OVC play 1-4-2

Autumn Schulz, Senior Reporter September 19, 2023

The Eastern Illinois women’s soccer team has officially wrapped up non-conference play as it will take on its first Ohio Valley Conference opponent, SIUE, Thursday at 1 p.m. at Lakeside Field. The Panthers...

Zenaya Barnes, a 5th year forward,  dribbles the ball pass University of Illinois Springfield players Sunday afternoon at Lakeside Field. The Panthers won 3-0 against the Prairie Stars.

Panthers of the Week: Zenaya Barnes, DeAirious Smith

Zaria Flippin, Sports Editor September 10, 2023

The female Panther of the Week is going to fifth year forward Zenaya Barnes from the women’s soccer team. Four minutes into the first half, freshman forward Abby Reinl found Barnes and passed her...

Head Coach Dirk Bennett said he wants the team to maintain solid defense as the 2023 season continues. (File)

Panthers record first tie of the season against ISU Sycamores

Elijah Harden, Women’s Soccer Reporter August 27, 2023

The Panthers tied with the Indiana State University Sycamores 1-1 at Lakeside Field on Sunday afternoon. The Panthers came out of the gates hot, scoring near the 10-minute mark on the foot of senior...

Six senior womens soccer players stand with their framed jerseyes and leis before the start of their Senior Day game against the UT Martin Skyhawks at Lakeside Field Sunday afternoon. The Panthers and Skyhawks tied 1-1.

Senior Day for women’s soccer ends in sixth draw of season

Kate Stevens, Assistant Sports Editor October 10, 2022

The back-and-forth possessions between Eastern and UT Martin led to a 1-1 tie for the women’s soccer team on Senior Day at Lakeside Field on Sunday afternoon. Before the match began, EIU recognized...

Onstott (center), a freshman midfielder fights  for ball control with Southeast Missouri player Number 27, Natalie Jackson, a senior defender, during the Thursday afternoon soccer game against the Redhawks at Lakeside Field. The Panthers lost 2-1 to the Redhawks.

OVC women’s soccer race remains close

Kate Stevens, Assistant Sports Editor October 5, 2022

As Ohio Valley Conference play dwindles down in October, the race for first place remains close. Southern Illinois University – Edwardsville leads the OVC 3-0-1 (4-4-2) as of Sunday. They have defeated...

Junior Midfielder Jenna Little shoots the ball, scoring the first point of Sunday afternoons game against the Purdue Fort Wayne Mastodons at Lakeside Field. Little had scored two goals within two minutes of each other during the middle of the second half. Little had three shots on goal and played for 56 minutes. The Panthers won 2-0 against the Mastodons.

Women’s soccer loses 1-0 in final nonconference match

Kate Stevens, Assistant Sports Editor September 16, 2022

The Eastern women's soccer team hosted Western Illinois this afternoon at Lakeside Field for their last nonconference match of the season. EIU was unable to capitalize on offense after Western’s goal...

Number 20, freshman Midfielder Ella Onstott unsuccessfully attempts to intercept the ball away from Valparisos Allie Anderson, a senior midfielder, during the Panthers first game of the season Thursday afternoon at Lakeside Field. The Panthers and Beacons tied the game.

Women’s soccer has four straight shutouts after Sunday’s tie at UIC

Kate Stevens, Assistant Sports Editor August 29, 2022

EIU women’s soccer traveled to Chicago for a Sunday afternoon match against University of Illinois Chicago where they came out with a 0-0 score and their fourth straight clean slate. After the tie, the...

Members of the Eastern womens soccer team celebrate a penalty kick goal by senior forward Itxaso Aguero (7) that put Eastern up 1-0 against Jacksonville State on March 30 at Lakeside Field. Aguero would add another goal later on and the Panthers beat the Gamecocks 3-2.

Women’s soccer team ties for the second time this season against Indiana State

Kate Stevens, Assistant Sports Editor August 26, 2022

The EIU women’s soccer team had a tough physical battle against Indiana State which led to a tie in Terre Haute Thursday evening.  Both teams had plenty of opportunities but could not capitalize...

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...

Number 7 Jenna Little, a junior midfielder, celebrates after the womens soccer teams first win of the season against the Purdue Fort Wayne Mastodons at Lakeside Field Sunday afternoon. Little had scored two goals within two minutes of each other during the middle of the second half. Little had three shots on goal and played for 56 minutes. The Panthers won 2-0 against the Mastodons.

Women’s soccer team shows strong team chemistry and leadership as regular season begins

Kate Stevens, Assistant Sports Editor August 24, 2022

The EIU women’s soccer team will rely heavily on its team chemistry, its seniors, and the 5th year players’ leadership this season as it prepares for the start of Ohio Valley Conference play.   The...

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OVC places women’s soccer in seventh for pre-season polls

Kate Stevens, Assistant Sports Editor August 22, 2022

The Ohio Valley Conference added teams to the conference which take effect this season, replacing Belmont, Murray State, and Austin Peay with Arkansas-Little Rock, Lindenwood, and Southern Indiana. The...

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