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Number 5, Delphy Sabu, a senior defender, keeps up with a Southern Indiana player during the home soccer game at Lakeside Field Saturday afternoon. The Panthers lost 3-2 against Southern Indiana.

Oakley hopeful for upcoming season

Luther Yoder, Assistant Sports Editor August 23, 2023

Head Coach Joshua Oakley is excited about the depth that Eastern men’s soccer team has this year and hopes that it will be able to help them win games this season. “We’re not the type of group...

Zenaya Barnes, a 5th year forward,  dribbles the ball pass University of Illinois Springfield players Sunday afternoon at Lakeside Field. The Panthers won 3-0 against the Prairie Stars.

Panthers win season opener against UIS Prairie Stars

Zaria Flippin, Sports Editor August 20, 2023

After a hard-fought game, the Panthers beat the UIS Prairie Stars 3-1 Sunday afternoon at Lakeside Field. Here are some important numbers to remember from the intense game. 3: Three freshmen scored...

Nicholas Bays is a fifth year sports media relations major and can be reached at 217-581-2812.

Thought Bubble: With Lionel Messi at Inter Miami, what’s next for MLS and the United States?

Nick Bays, Columnist June 12, 2023

​In a shocking move last week, Lionel Messi decided to leave European professional soccer and instead come to the United States. His destination: Major League Soccer’s very own Inter Miami. ​I...

Nicholas Bays is a fifth year sports media relations major and can be reached at 217-581-2812.

Thought Bubble: I rooted against my team because dynasties are exhausting

Nick Bays, Columnist May 29, 2023

Nick is talking about German soccer? Must be a day that ends in “y”. But let me cook, please, because I swear I have a point.Bayern Munich are a massive soccer team in Germany that play in the top...

Goalkeeper Daniela Bermeo, a fifth year player, clears the ball during the Panthers first game of the season on Thursday afternoon at Lakeside Field. The Panthers and Valparaiso University Beacons tied.

International student athletes find fellowship at EIU

Han Byer, Sports Reporter March 29, 2023

 International student athletes from all around the world attend Eastern Illinois University to play sports in the United States. Many of them are excelling in their respective sports, as well as their...

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.

BREAKING: The Ohio Valley Conference announces addition of men’s soccer

Autumn Schulz, Sports Editor March 28, 2023

The Ohio Valley Conference announced the addition of men’s soccer as the 19th-sponsored sport Tuesday morning.  The OVC will include the following teams:  Eastern Illinois  Lindenwood  SIUE  Southern...

Eastern pitched Alexa Rehmeier prepares to face a batter in game one of a doubleheader against Morehead State on March 20 at Williams Field. Rehmeier threw a complete game shutout, striking out 10 batters as Eastern won 4-0.

Athletics department announces schedule changes

Autumn Schulz, Sports Editor March 23, 2023

The Eastern Illinois athletics department announced Thursday morning that it changed several home sporting events due to inclement weather in the area this weekend. Baseball The Eastern Illinois...

Photo submitted by Faith Davies, a redshirt senior majoring in organizational development.

Davies gives back to community through soccer

Autumn Schulz, Sports Editor February 15, 2023

It all started in third grade for Eastern’s women’s redshirt senior goalkeeper Faith Davies.   Davies’ granny and nana and other members of her family set the precedent of giving back to the...

Easterns softball team poses with the womens soccer player Morgan Goodman with their maroon ribbons to support Ethan Derzays fight with cancer on Sept. 22, 2022, at Williams Field.

Eastern athletics supports those diagnosed with cancer

Han Byer, Staff Reporter December 8, 2022

Eastern athletics has long since been showing support for those who have been diagnosed with various cancers, but this time it has hit home.  One of Eastern’s women’s soccer players, Morgan Goodman,...

Nicholas Bays is a fifth year sports media relations major and can be reached at 217-581-2812.

COLUMN: Local and international sports bring us together

Nick Bays, Sports Columnist December 7, 2022

 Two men walk into the Charleston Dunkin’ Donuts. One of them is a born-and-raised “towny” of Charleston while the other is a man from the Ivory Coast who works and lives here. The two do not meet...

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...

Eastern player, number 23 Kya Trejo, takes the ball downfield against Lindenwood player, number 18 Peyton Ganz. The Panthers and Lions tied 0-0 Thursday afternoon Oct. 20, 2022, at Lakeside Field on Eastern Illinois Universitys campus in Charleston, Ill.

Women’s soccer team’s season comes to an end

Kate Stevens, Assistant Sports Editor October 26, 2022

The Eastern women’s soccer team finished their season with a 2-0 loss to Southern Indiana on Sunday afternoon. The Panthers went into the match hoping for their first win in the conference and to...

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