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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

Chad Hamler (13), fights for possession of the ball vs. Denver University at Lakeside Field. The Panthers lost 3-0 vs. the Pioneers.

Men’s soccer team loses on Senior Day

Nick Bays, Men's Soccer Reporter October 31, 2022

In what was a physical game that saw eight yellow cards between the two teams, Eastern men’s soccer team lost on Saturday afternoon at home against the Denver Pioneers 3-0 on senior day. Eastern...

Adrian Lechuga (29), a freshman midfielder fights for possession of the ball with the University of Missouri-Kansas City Roos Zach Nichols (21), a freshman forward during the sixth Summit League mens soccer game of at Lakeside Field Saturday afternoon. The Panthers lost 1-0 against the Roos.

Men’s soccer team falls short to Kansas City

Brian Barrett, Men's Soccer Reporter October 24, 2022

The Eastern Illinois men's soccer team fell to the Kansas City Roos on Saturday afternoon by the score of 1-0. Eastern now sits at 1-9-3 on the season with a 0-5-1 record in conference matches. The Panthers...

Number 20, Casey Welage (right), a freshman forward slide kicks the ball away from Western Illinois University players Xavier Brown (19), graduate midfielder and forward, and Oscar Olingdahl (15), a freshman midfielder, during the mens soccer game at Lakeside Field Saturday morning. Wellage had 1 assist. The Panthers tied 1-1 against the Leathernecks.

Men’s soccer to play Oral Roberts on the road

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

Eastern's men’s soccer team will head to Tulsa, Oklahoma on Saturday night to take on Oral Roberts University. The Panthers enter with an overall record of 1-7-3 and look to notch their first Summit...

Number 29, Adrian Lechuga heads the ball towards the goal during the home soccer game at Lakeside Field Saturday afternoon. Lechuga had 1 shot. The Panthers lost 3-2 against Southern Indiana.

Men’s soccer team to have second home game of season

Brian Barrett, Men's Soccer Reporter October 7, 2022

The Eastern men's soccer team take on Western Illinois at 11 a.m. Saturday at Lakeside Field. The Panthers are coming off two straight one goal losses and have dropped five of their last six games overall...

Number 12, Trey Gora, a sophomore defender fights for control over the ball with Southern Indiana players during the home soccer game at Lakeside Field Saturday afternoon. The Panthers lost 3-2 against Southern Indiana.

Men’s soccer team looks to secure win on the road

Brian Barrett, Men's Soccer Reporter October 4, 2022

The Eastern men’s soccer team will hit the road to face fellow Summit League opponent Lindenwood University at 7 p.m. on Wednesday. Both teams will be dialed in for this one with both sitting at 0-2...

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.

Men’s soccer team to have its first home game Saturday

Brian Barrett, Men's Soccer Reporter September 30, 2022

The Eastern men's soccer team will take on Summit League foe Southern Indiana at Lakeside Field Saturday at 2 p.m. as the Panthers return home for their first time this season. The Panthers are 1-5-1...

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...

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