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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.

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Forward Casey Welage (8) and midfielder Jesse da Costa (35) battle for the ball at mens soccer practice Lakeside Field on Thursday.

The Panthers hope to turn things around against Southern Indiana

Luther Yoder, Assistant Sports Editor October 18, 2023

Since the Panther’s last win on Sept. 28 against Lindenwood, they have allowed 13 goals and scored three in that five-game stretch. During this they have a record of 0-4-1. This has been their worst...

Number 1, Chad Smith (right), a sophomore goalkeeper, catches the ball mid-air after a close shot by number 28 Marco Presta (left), a freshman defender, during the mens soccer game at Lakeside Field Saturday morning. Smith had 6 saves and allowed 1 goal. The Panthers tied 1-1 against the Leathernecks.

Eastern ties Chicago State in second shutout of the season

Luther Yoder, Assistant Sports Editor October 15, 2023

The Panthers posted a shutout for the first time since their first game on August 28 against Governors State where they won 1-0, except this time they tied 0-0 against the Chicago State University...

Adrian Lechuga, a sophomore digital media technology major, watches as a player from Bellarmine gets substituted onto the field at Lakeside Field Saturday afternoon

Eastern shutout in loss to Liberty

Luther Yoder, Assistant Sports Editor October 12, 2023

The Panthers allowed four goals in their third straight game in a 4-0 loss to the Liberty University Flames. “We’re still stuck in Texas,” Head Coach Josh Oakley said. “Allow[ing] a goal...

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...

Senior forward Sam Eccles looks to recieve ball on Tuesday night Oct. 4th, 2023, at OBrien Field on the Eastern Illinois University campus in Charleston Ill.

Sam Eccles: From England to Hofstra to Eastern

Luther Yoder, Assistant Sports Editor October 8, 2023

Sam Eccles, a senior forward for Eastern’s men’s soccer team, grew up in Sheffield, England. He played golf and track and field growing up, but he said by the time he was 11 he selected soccer...

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

Review of Eastern’s first 10 games

Luther Yoder, Assistant Sports Editor October 6, 2023

Eastern men’s soccer is seeing some improvement in Head Coach Josh Oakley’s second year with the team. The Panthers are 10 games into the season and at this point last year they had allowed...

Freshman forward/midfielder Kyle Kimberling chases after a ball on Tuesday night Oct. 4th, 2023, at OBrien Field on the Eastern Illinois University campus in Charleston Ill. Kimberling said he feels good about the upcoming game. I think that we are starting to hit our stride, our last three games have definitely been our best three, so Im excited and hopefully we come home with six points, Kimberling said.

“Our goal is to come back with plural points,” Oakley says previewing Incarnate Word

Luther Yoder, Assistant Sports Editor October 4, 2023

The Panthers will begin a four-day stretch of staying in Texas that starts on Thursday when they play the University of the Incarnate Word Cardinals at 7 p.m. at Gayle and Tom Benson Stadium and ends...

Kyle Kimberling, a freshman business marketing major, talks with head coach Josh Oakley before halftime at Lakeside Field Saturday afternoon

Meet the Coaches: Josh Oakley

Luther Yoder, Assistant Sports Editor October 3, 2023

Josh Oakley is a Mattoon native as well as an alum of Eastern Illinois University. This is Oakley’s second year of being a head coach for men's soccer at Eastern, but this is his fourth year on the...

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...

Sam Eccles, a senior forward, dribbles between two Lindenwood defenders at Eastern Illinois University Lakeside Field Thursday afternoon.

Eastern stages last minute comeback to overcome the Lions

Luther Yoder, Assistant Sports Editor September 28, 2023

The Panthers were down 1-0 against the Lindenwood University Lions with 10 minutes remaining in the game. That was until the 81st minute when senior midfielder Felipe Kerr Lourenco kicked a shot...

Sophmore forward Bat-Od Buman-Uchral dribbles past a defender in the afternoon.

The Panthers hope to maintain leads against Lindenwood

Luther Yoder, Assistant Sports Editor September 26, 2023

The Panthers begin conference play this Thursday against the Lindenwood University Lions at 4 p.m. at Lakeside Field. Eastern comes into this game at 1-4-2 having lost their last two games 1-2 to...

Goalkeeper Kyce Toutanji, kicks a long ball to start the game against the IUPUI Jaguars Tuesday evening. The Panthers and Jaguars tied 1-1 with Eastern scoring with 5 minutes left on the clock.

Eastern heads into conference play at 1-4-2

Luther Yoder, Assistant Sports Editor September 22, 2023

The Panthers head into their first game of Ohio Valley Conference play against the Lindenwood University Lions with a record of 1-4-2. Eastern ends its non-conference schedule with a two-game losing...

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