The Daily Eastern News

Men’s soccer hosts final home match Saturday

Dillan Schorfheide, Assistant Sports Editor

October 25, 2018


Filed under Soccer, Sports

Just days after its best offensive performance of the season, Eastern’s men’s soccer team had one of its lowest shooting performances of the season. Against Oral Roberts on Saturday, the Panthers fired off 19 total shots, with 14 of them being shot on target. Fast forward to Tuesday, Eastern only ...

Novotny named Eastern Illinois Male Senior Athlete of the Year

Staff Report

June 15, 2018


Filed under News, Soccer, Sports

Mike Novotny, the goalkeeper for the Eastern men’s soccer team, has been named the Eastern Illinois Male Senior Athlete of the Year for the 2017-18 academic year. According to a press release, the Eastern athletic department presents the award to the top senior athlete for their athletic success...

Men’s soccer team heads to Bradley

Men’s soccer team heads to Bradley

Vince Lovergine, Men's Soccer Reporter

October 9, 2017


Filed under Soccer, Sports

The Eastern men’s soccer team will travel to Bradley University Tuesday and conclude its three game road-trip against the Braves in Peoria. The Panthers have struggled as of late, getting shutout in six straight games, losing in five of those six contests. Bradley and Eastern are very familiar wi...

Men’s soccer team ties draw record

Vince Lovergine, Men's Soccer Reporter

September 24, 2017


Filed under Columns, Soccer, Sports

  The Eastern men’s soccer team opened Summit League play on Saturday, and held No. 23 Omaha scoreless in the 0-0 draw. In the draw, Eastern tied their record for draws in a season—a record that stood for 34 years. Back in 1982, the Panthers tied five matches in the season, and Eastern...

Men’s soccer opens season in Wisconsin

JJ Bullock, Assistant Sports Editor

August 24, 2017


Filed under Soccer

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...

Eastern returns ready for 2017 season

Eastern returns ready for 2017 season

JJ Bullock, Assistant Sports Editor

August 22, 2017


Filed under Soccer

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...

Four-year-starter Novotny ready to lead

JJ Bullock, Assistant Sports Editor

August 20, 2017


Filed under Soccer

The Eastern men’s soccer team is a squad that prides itself, and focuses on maintaining a strong defensive identity. They have acquired a reputation as being one of the stouter defensive units in the Summit League. However, if there is one rule of thumb that holds true in soccer, it is that your de...

Men’s soccer team traveling to Wright State

Men’s soccer team traveling to Wright State

Mark Shanahan, Assistant Sports Editor

September 20, 2016


Filed under Showcase, Soccer, Sports

  The men’s soccer team continues its three-game road trip still in search of its first win away from Lakeside Field this season. The Panthers will head to Wright State, a member of the Horizon League, who is 4-3 on the season including a 2-0 record at home. Eastern is coming off of a...

Column: Newcomers, young players stepping up for men’s soccer team

Mark Shanahan, Assistant Sport's Editor

September 13, 2016


Filed under Columns, Sports

Newcomers and underclassmen have been key to the men’s soccer team this season, and that trend needs to continue moving forward if the Panthers want to compete in the Summit League. With three games remaining until conference play, and a record of 1-2-1, the men will need to start scoring more goals...

A look at men’s soccer, Summit League

Mark Shanahan, Assistant Sports Editor

September 8, 2016


Filed under Soccer, Sports

With each team in the Summit League three or four games into the season, it looks like Denver is the team to beat, like most predicted at the start of the year. Denver started off the season with a 1-1 draw against No. 30 ranked Monmouth on the road. Since then, Denver has won three straight ro...

Three earn All-Summit league honors for men’s soccer

Mark Shanahan, Staff Reporter

November 18, 2015


Filed under Sports

The Summit League awarded sophomore goalkeeper Mike Novotny and newcomers freshman midfielder Brendan McDonough and freshman forward Trevor Kerns with end of the season accolades. The three Eastern players were named to the end of the year all-league teams that are voted on by the Summit League co...

Men’s soccer team falls short of expectations

Men’s soccer team falls short of expectations

Maher Kawash, Staff Reporter

November 9, 2015


Filed under Showcase, Sports

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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