The Daily Eastern News

File Photo | The Daily Eastern New’s 
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...

Men’s soccer team’s defense will have new look this season

Dillan Schorfheide, Sports Editor August 18, 2019

  The year on the calendar may be different, but not many things seem different for the men’s soccer team. Not to say that is a bad thing; the players and coaches believe it is a strong point...

File Photo | The Daily Eastern News
Eastern’s Edgar Mesa pursues a ball in a game last season at Lakeside Field against Western Michigan. Mesa was named one of two Eastern players to watch in the Summit League.

All-around depth will help men’s soccer team’s offense

Dillan Schorfheide, Assistant Sports Editor August 29, 2018

One big question facing Eastern’s men’s soccer team before the season was the team’s ability to score. Last year, the team scored ten goals for the entire season, had a seven-match scoreless streak...

Eastern draws Northern Kentucky

JJ Bullock, Assistant Sports Editor September 5, 2017

For the fourth time in five games this season, the Eastern men’s soccer team finished a game with a tie. This time the draw came in a 0-0 result against Northern Kentucky at Lakeside Field on Tuesday....

Men’s soccer opens season in Wisconsin

JJ Bullock, Assistant Sports Editor August 24, 2017

Eastern head coach Kiki Lara expects his team to come out of its first regular season games this weekend with a 2-0 record, and he and his team intend to do it against a pair of Wisconsin teams they went...

Sophomore defender Lindsey Carlson attempts to get past two Tennessee-Martin players during the Panthers’ 1-0 overtime win September 2016 at Lakeside Field.

After good start, women’s soccer hosts home opener

Dillan Schorfheide, Women's Soccer Reporter August 24, 2017

After starting its season without a loss in two games, the Eastern women’s soccer team hosts two home games this weekend. The home games are coming at a good time for the Panthers, after winning one...

Women’s soccer offense and defense improve together

Dillan Schorfheide, Women's Soccer Reporter August 22, 2017

The phrase usually associated with sports says the best defense is a good offense, essentially saying that a great defense is needed to win games. But when the defense is not playing its best, the offense...

Eastern’s Andre Nappa tiptoes near the out of bounds line and strikes the ball as a St. Xavier defender closes in at Lakeside Field. Eastern beat St. Xavier 2-0 in what was their final exhibition match of the season.

Eastern returns ready for 2017 season

JJ Bullock, Assistant Sports Editor August 22, 2017

Despite the Eastern men’s soccer team being selected to finish last in the Summit League’s head coaches preseason poll, confidence around the program is high right now as the team looks to take a leap...

Men’s soccer falls to Wright State

JJ Bulock, Men's Soccer Reporter September 21, 2016

The Eastern men’s soccer team was unable to get much going on offense in their 1-0 loss to Wright State on Wednesday night. It was the second straight loss for the panthers, who fall to 2-4-1 on the...

Men’s soccer starts road trip at WMU

Mark Shanahan, Assistant Sports Editor September 15, 2016

The men’s soccer team will face a tough task when they travel to Western Michigan this Sunday after a recent four-game home stand. The Broncos are coming in at No. 5 for the second week in a row...

Hill, Panthers’ offseason work shows in preseason

J.J. Bullock, Men's Soccer Reporter August 21, 2016

Despite being just an exhibition contest, which would have no ramifications toward the team’s overall record, the Eastern men’s soccer team’s matchup against the University of Illinois- Springfield...

Members of the Eastern men's soccer team huddle up before their final game of the season against Omaha on Saturday. The Panthers finished with a 1-5 record in Summit League conference play.

Men’s soccer team falls short of expectations

Maher Kawash, Staff Reporter November 9, 2015

The Eastern men’s soccer team came into this season with a new coach, and plenty of optimism as there was hope of improving on a previous three win season. Now the season has officially come to a...

Load More Stories
Activate Search
The student news site of Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois.
Kiki Lara