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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

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, on the 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...

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...

Junior Midfielder Jenna Little shoots the ball, scoring the first point of Sunday afternoons game against the Purdue Fort Wayne Mastodons at Lakeside Field. Little had scored two goals within two minutes of each other during the middle of the second half. Little had three shots on goal and played for 56 minutes. The Panthers won 2-0 against the Mastodons.

Top players of OVC women’s soccer after Week 12

Kate Stevens, Assistant Sports Editor October 12, 2022

As the Ohio Valley Conference season dwindles to an end for women’s soccer, the teams are fighting for the top spot in the standings. In the close race, Tennessee Tech is currently at the top with...

Six senior womens soccer players stand with their framed jerseyes and leis before the start of their Senior Day game against the UT Martin Skyhawks at Lakeside Field Sunday afternoon. The Panthers and Skyhawks tied 1-1.

Senior Day for women’s soccer ends in sixth draw of season

Kate Stevens, Assistant Sports Editor October 10, 2022

The back-and-forth possessions between Eastern and UT Martin led to a 1-1 tie for the women’s soccer team on Senior Day at Lakeside Field on Sunday afternoon. Before the match began, EIU recognized...

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...

Onstott (center), a freshman midfielder fights  for ball control with Southeast Missouri player Number 27, Natalie Jackson, a senior defender, during the Thursday afternoon soccer game against the Redhawks at Lakeside Field. The Panthers lost 2-1 to the Redhawks.

OVC women’s soccer race remains close

Kate Stevens, Assistant Sports Editor October 5, 2022

As Ohio Valley Conference play dwindles down in October, the race for first place remains close. Southern Illinois University – Edwardsville leads the OVC 3-0-1 (4-4-2) as of Sunday. They have defeated...

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...

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