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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

Sophomore Forward Casey Welage tries to steal the soccerball from Lindenwood Lions defender at Lakeside Field Thursday afternoon.

EIU sees improvements in Oakley’s second year

Luther Yoder, Assistant Sports Editor November 13, 2023

Eastern men’s soccer showed an improvement in Head Coach Josh Oakley’s second season with the team. They improved from 1-12-3 to 4-10-5, which is their best since 2019, and their conference...

Forward Casey Welage (8) and midfielder Jake Pollock (25) chase after the ball at mens soccer practice at Lakeside Field on Thursday.

Eastern wins OVC tournament game

Luther Yoder, Assistant Sports Editor November 5, 2023

Eastern men’s soccer won a game in a conference tournament for the first time since 2007 where it beat Drake University in the Missouri Valley Conference tournament. The Panthers won 3-1 on penalties...

Maxwell Allen, a fifth year senior defender (15), dribbles the ball away from University of Southern Indiana Screaming Eagles during their game at Lakeside field thursday afternoon. Maxwell scored the last goal in the second half to put the panthers over the screaming eagles. Panthers won 1-0.

Panthers of the Week: Maxwell Allen, Chad Smith

Zaria Flippin, Sports Editor October 29, 2023

The first Panther of the Week is going to Maxwell Allen from the men’s soccer team. The fifth-year defender from Indianapolis scored the lone goal to give the Panthers a win over the Southern Indiana...

Sam Eccles, a senior forward (9), dribbles the ball pass defender during their game against University of Southern Indiana Screaming Eagles at Lakeside field thursday afternoon.

Eastern able to get last minute victory against Southern Indiana

Luther Yoder, Assistant Sports Editor October 26, 2023

The Panthers pulled off another last-minute win to beat the Southern Indiana Screaming Eagles 1-0. Eastern's goal came going into the 87th minute when senior forward Sam Eccles took the ball to...

Freshman defender Lance Somerfield dribbles past senior midfielder Jesse da Costa.

Eastern hopes to bounce back against Liberty

Luther Yoder, Assistant Sports Editor October 11, 2023

Eastern men’s soccer is looking to bounce back this Thursday against the Liberty University Flames after an unsuccessful road trip to Texas. The Panthers lost both games of their road trip 4-2...

Jake McConnery, a freshman business major, dribbles the ball up field at Lakeside Field Saturday afternoon.

Late goal costs EIU the game against SIUE

Luther Yoder, Assistant Sports Editor October 1, 2023

The Panthers were not able to hold out against the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SIUE) Cougars, losing 0-1. The loss moves Eastern to 2-5-2 and SIUE to 7-0-2. The Cougars scored their...

Forward Maxwell Allen plays vs. Bellarmine Saturday afternoon. The Panthers lost 2-0 at Lakeside Field.

Panthers record second loss of season against Knights

Patrick Schmitz, Sports Reporter September 10, 2023

Eastern lost a competitive game to Bellarmine 2-0 on Saturday afternoon at Lakeside Field. The Knights scored two goals in the first 21 minutes. Bellarmine was aggressive all game especially in the beginning. EIU...

THROUGH THE LENS: The News year in photos

THROUGH THE LENS: The News’ year in photos

The News December 31, 2021

As 2021 comes to a close, the staff of The Daily Eastern News invites you to look back at the year through our lens. January February March April May June July August September   October November December   Happy...

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