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Lara leaves men’s soccer program

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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.

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 Incarnate Word from 2001-2003. He helped the team reach the NCAA Division II Tournament in 2002 and 200...

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 for the team, having so much chemistry among an almost identical roster for the last couple years...

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

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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.

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 and its leading scorer had only three goals. So this year, head coach Kiki Lara was looking...

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. For the Panthers, the defense stepped up big again, as the game marks their third in a row where they s...

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 1-1 against last season. “Yes, we do feel that way (about winning both games),” Lara said. “If we d...

After good start, women’s soccer hosts home opener

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

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 game and tying in the other on the road. The team’s play so far, Director of Soccer Kiki Lara sai...

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 is needed to put some runs, points or goals on the board, depending on the sport, to help give...

Eastern returns ready for 2017 season

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.

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 forward in its ongoing developmental process under head coach Kiki Lara. The 2-4 conference reco...

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 season, and second straight game a second half goal resulted in a loss. This was the second time...

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 in the Great Lakes Region. They have also received votes for the national poll coming in at No. 30 un...

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 was not a meaningless affair. The game resulted in a 1-1 draw, giving Eastern head coach Kiki...

Men’s soccer team falls short of expectations

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.

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 close, it ends in similar fashion as the Panthers finished with just three wins on the season for the...

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