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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

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 forward Serra Pizano gets into position to head the ball in Easterns match against Chicago State on Sept. 3, 2021, at Lakeside Field. Pizano had a goal in the match, which Eastern won 1-0.

Plant discusses Panthers’ offseason preparations

Nick Bays, Women's Soccer Reporter February 2, 2022

The Eastern women’s soccer team’s season ended last November after qualifying for the OVC Tournament once again. While the playoff appearance was impressive enough, the Panthers would be eliminated...

Eastern midfielder Jonas Castelhano gets in position to head the ball against Belmont on Oct. 26 at Lakeside Field. Eastern lost the match 2-0.

Summit League men’s soccer teams near end of season

Adam Tumino, Sports Editor November 4, 2021

This weekend is the final weekend of play in the regular season for the men's soccer teams of the Summit League.  There are three conference matches on the schedule Saturday with only St. Thomas having...

Eastern goalkeeper Faith Davies kicks the ball downfield in a match against Southern Illinois-Edwardsville on Oct. 19 at Lakeside Field. Davies had 4 saves in the match, which Eastern lost 2-0.

Plant discusses next steps for women’s soccer team

Nick Bays , Women's Soccer Reporter November 2, 2021

The Eastern women’s soccer team’s season came to an end last Friday when the Panthers lost 1-0 against Tennessee Tech in the opening match of the OVC Tournament. They now head into the offseason looking...

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

End of Summit League men’s soccer season approaching

Adam Tumino, Sports Editor October 27, 2021

The regular season is winding down for the Eastern men's soccer team, as well as the other teams in the Summit League.  The Panthers have just two matches remaining, both conference contests, left...

Eastern senior midfielder Alejandro Lurbe (center)  redirects the ball off a corner kick in the match against Belmont Tuesday at Lakeside Field. Eastern lost the match 2-0 to the Bruins.

Men’s soccer team drops nonconference match to Belmont

Adam Tumino, Sports Editor October 26, 2021

Tuesday saw the Eastern men's soccer team play its final nonconference match of the season, a 2-0 loss to Belmont.  It was the Panthers' second-straight nonconference match as they now have two conference...

Eastern midfielder Jonas Castelhano dribbles away from a pair of opponents in a match against Omaha on Oct. 9 at Lakeside Field. Castelhano had an assist in the match, a 2-1 loss for Eastern.

Men’s soccer team to host Belmont in nonconference match

Adam Tumino, Sports Editor October 25, 2021

The Eastern men's soccer team has one more nonconference match on the schedule before the final two conference matches of the season.  The Panthers will host Belmont at Lakeside Field on Tuesday afternoon,...

Men’s soccer talks getting through quarantine together

Blake Faith, Sports Reporter April 22, 2020

The Eastern men’s soccer team saw an end to its spring season and early training, but newly appointed head coach Ronnie Bouemboue and the team know how important communication, camaraderie and positivity...

Novotny named Eastern Illinois Male Senior Athlete of the Year

Staff Report June 15, 2018

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...

Intramural soccer team wins 3 consecutive tournaments

Rachel Stanevich, Contributing Writer March 26, 2018

With the help of his teammates, Paul Noble, a graduate student in sports administration from Peterborough, England has won three consecutive intramural soccer tournaments during his time at Eastern. Noble’s...

Fabio Collado chases down the ball in the Panthers’ 1-0 overtime win over Oral Roberts Oct. 14 at Lakeside Field. Eastern has three games left this season and one Summit League game and has a chance to make the tournament.

Men’s soccer team in good spot

JJ Bullock, Assistant Sports Editor October 23, 2017

All season long Eastern men’s soccer coach Kiki Lara has talked about one goal for his team— making a repeat appearance in the Summit League Conference tournament. And with three games left this season,...

Eastern falls in overtime 2-1to Belmont

JJ Bullock, Assistant Sports Editor October 17, 2017

In a span of just two minutes, the Eastern men’s soccer team lost both its starting goalkeeper and one of its starting defenders to unrelated ejection incidents and suddenly, the team was forced to play...

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