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Freshman forward Alex Tetteh gave the Panthers an additional goal to help the team clinch a spot in the Ohio Valley Conference Tournament. (File)

Panthers look to continue the momentum after Sunday

Patrick Schmitz, Sports Reporter September 26, 2023

The Panthers look to continue their momentum from Sunday as they face Morehead State University eagles on Thursday. Eastern was able to win in their previous game against the Southeast Missouri...

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.

2023 men’s, women’s soccer season previews

Zaria Flippin, Sports Editor August 21, 2023

Men's Soccer The Eastern men’s soccer team will play 12 matches at home throughout the 2023 season. This will be the Panthers’ first season playing in the Ohio Valley Conference conference, with...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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.

Women’s soccer loses 1-0 in final nonconference match

Kate Stevens, Assistant Sports Editor September 16, 2022

The Eastern women's soccer team hosted Western Illinois this afternoon at Lakeside Field for their last nonconference match of the season. EIU was unable to capitalize on offense after Western’s goal...

Number 21, Kenzie Balcerak, a senior midfielder, fights with Northern Illinois University players for control over the ball during the Sunday afternoon soccer game between the Eastern Panthers and NIU Huskies at Lakeside Field. The Panthers lost 2-1 against the Huskies.

Women’s soccer team has fourth tie of season Sunday

Kate Stevens, Assistant Sports Editor September 12, 2022

The Eastern women’s soccer team traveled to Central Michigan Sunday afternoon where it ended up in a 1-1 tie that moved it to a 2-1-4 record. This tie marks the fourth one of the season, which is double...

Players attempt to head a ball during the Sunday afternoon soccer game between the  Panthers and Northern Illinois University Huskies at Lakeside Field. The Panthers lost 2-1 against the Huskies.

Women’s soccer loses first game of season to NIU

Kate Stevens, Assistant Sports Editor September 5, 2022

Eastern's women’s soccer suffered its first loss of the season 2-1 against Northern Illinois at home Sunday afternoon.  The match remained scoreless after the first half, but when the second half...

Number 20, freshman Midfielder Ella Onstott unsuccessfully attempts to intercept the ball away from Valparisos Allie Anderson, a senior midfielder, during the Panthers first game of the season Thursday afternoon at Lakeside Field. The Panthers and Beacons tied the game.

Women’s soccer has four straight shutouts after Sunday’s tie at UIC

Kate Stevens, Assistant Sports Editor August 29, 2022

EIU women’s soccer traveled to Chicago for a Sunday afternoon match against University of Illinois Chicago where they came out with a 0-0 score and their fourth straight clean slate. After the tie, the...

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