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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

Eastern forward Lenni Kirschner fights for possession with an opponent in Easterns 1-0 loss to Purdue Fort Wayne on Sept. 3 at Lakeside Field.

Men’s soccer team loses Summit League opener

Brian Barrett, Men's Soccer Reporter September 25, 2022

Eastern's men’s soccer team lost 2-0 on Saturday afternoon in St. Paul Minnesota to the University of St. Thomas. The Panthers were in it all game but ultimately unable to get the win. With the loss...

Eastern goalkeeper Mac Van Oudt reaches to deflect a shot in the Panthers 2-0 loss to Belmont Tuesday at Lakeside Field.

Men’s soccer team sits at fifth place ahead of conference play

Brian Barrett, Men's Soccer Reporter September 22, 2022

The Summit League men’s soccer season is well underway, so it is time to look at how each team is fairing thus far in the campaign. With conference play beginning this weekend, none of the Summit...

Eastern goalkeeper Mac Van Oudt reaches to deflect a shot in the Panthers 2-0 loss to Belmont Tuesday at Lakeside Field.

Men’s soccer team loses tough offensive match to Huskies

Kate Stevens, Assistant Sports Editor September 19, 2022

The Eastern men’s soccer team had a tough weekend as they traveled to Houston to take on Houston Baptist where they took a 6-0 loss on Saturday evening. EIU struggled with foul trouble as well as...

Eastern redshirt-junior midfielder Munir Sherali tries to keep the ball away from two Milwaukee players in a match Aug. 30 at Lakeside Field. The score was tied 0-0 at halftime when severe storms forced the match to be declared a no-contest.

Men’s soccer team loses to No. 17 Dayton

Brian Barrett, Men's Soccer Reporter September 14, 2022

The Eastern Illinois men’s soccer team fell short against No. 17 Dayton by the score of 2-0 Tuesday evening in Dayton. The Panthers' defense was forceful all night and goalie Chad Smith was able to...

Eastern midfielder Munir Sherali keeps the ball away from an opponent in a match against Purdue Fort Wayne on Sept. 3 at Lakeside Field. Eastern lost the match 1-0.

Men’s soccer coach excited to turn program around

Kate Stevens, Assistant Sports Editor September 8, 2022

The new men's soccer coach, Josh Oakley, is happy he has returned to Eastern and has hopes to make the program what it once was. Oakley, a Mattoon native, is excited to be home and to bring his experiences...

Eastern midfielder Alejandro Lurbe runs by an opponent in a match against Purdue Fort Wayne on Sept. 3 at Lakeside Field. Eastern lost the match 1-0.

Men’s soccer starts the Josh Oakley era

Kate Stevens , Assistant Sports Editor August 31, 2022

The EIU men’s soccer team has begun its season with their new coach Josh Oakley. They are currently 0-1-1 after playing Green Bay and Xavier.   The Summit League preseason poll has the Panthers...

Redshirt junior wide receiver Isaiah Hill runs the ball at the Nov. 20 football game at O’Brien Field. Hill had 13 catches for 110 yards. The Panthers lost 20-13 to the Racers.

Four athletes to watch this fall

Autumn Schulz, Sports Editor August 26, 2022

The beginning of fall sports on campus is a reminder that there are many things to look forward to in the next four months. Not only are there two new coaching eras, but there are four athletes whose talent...

The Eastern mens soccer team huddles before taking the field for the second half against Green Bay Tuesday at Lakeside Field. The Panthers and Phoenix played to a 1-1 tie.

Last season recap for men’s soccer

Autumn Schulz, Sports Editor August 22, 2022

With two pre-season games now behind them, the Eastern men’s soccer team will open their regular season on the road on Thursday. The Panthers will take on Green Bay Thursday evening at 7 p.m. while...

Eastern midfielder Chad Hamler tries to beat two opponents to the ball in Easterns match against Purdue Fort Wayne on Sept. 3 at Lakeside Field. Eastern lost the match 1-0.

Panthers’ returning soccer coach says it’s good to be back

Autumn Schulz, Sports Editor July 18, 2022

For the first time in 20 years, Lakeside Soccer Field will welcome home Josh Oakley, who will serve as the new head coach for Eastern’s men’s soccer team.   Oakley is a Mattoon native, who previously...

Bouemboue steps down as Eastern mens soccer coach

Bouemboue steps down as Eastern men’s soccer coach

Adam Tumino, Sports Editor April 26, 2022

Eastern Athletics has announced that men's soccer head coach Ronnie Bouemboue has stepped down as head coach. Bouemboue served as coach for the last two seasons and is leaving to take an assistant coaching...

Eastern goalkeeper Jonathan Burke reaches down to make a save in a match against Omaha Oct. 9 at Lakeside Field. Burke had 11 saves in the match, but Eastern lost 2-1.

Men’s soccer team loses season finale, honors seniors

Adam Tumino, Sports Editor November 7, 2021

The season came to a close for the Eastern men's soccer team Saturday afternoon as the Panthers lost their season finale 1-0 against Oral Roberts.  Eastern hosted the Golden Eagles at Lakeside, a setting...

Eastern midfielder Chad Hamler tries to beat two opponents to the ball in Easterns match against Purdue Fort Wayne on Sept. 3 at Lakeside Field. Eastern lost the match 1-0.

Big games ahead for Summit League men’s soccer teams

Adam Tumino, Sports Editor October 20, 2021

The Eastern men’s soccer team had a nonconference match Wednesday afternoon, picking up a 1-0 win on the road against IUPUI.  It was the first nonconference win of the season for the Panthers and...

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