Below are EIU Sports Results from over the weekend:
Eastern Illinois men’s soccer lost 1-0 to Marshall Sunday afternoon in match two of a men’s and women’s soccer doubleheader. The Thundering Herd out shot EIU 8-1 as an early second half goal proved to be the deciding one in the match.
With the loss the Panthers drop to 1-2-1 on the season along with starting goalkeeper Mike Novotny who logged four saves throughout the match. Novotny’s four saves against Marshall surpassed his season total up to today’s match as the junior keeper now has seven saves on the season.
It was a very stingy first half for both both squads as Marshall and EIU’s defenses held each team in check throughout the early goings of the match. The first shot on goal did not come until the 40th minute of the first period resulting in a save from Novotny. The first period finished with only two shots recorded, both coming from Marshall.
The Thundering Herd kept up the pressure to open the second half as Carlos Diaz-Salcedo received a cross in the box. Diaz-Salcedo ripped a close range shot that Novotny was able to get a hand to, but the deflection forced the ball up in the air and back down to Diaz-Salcedo’s head as he finished off the play scoring in the 51st minute.
The early second half goal would be all it would take as Marshall was able to hold the Panthers at bay with a 1-0 lead.
EIU’s best opportunity came from a corner kick with less than a minute left in the match. Justin Oliver sent a nice ball into the box that found the head of Trevor Kerns. Kerns managed to re-direct the corner kick towards the box, but Marshall’s Trevor Clemens was waiting to pluck the ball out of the air.
The header from Kerns was EIU’s only shot of the match. Diaz-Salcedo finished the match with three shots, all on goal.
The Panthers have some time off before the next match as they close out their four-match home stand next Wednesday (Sept. 14) against Saint Ambrose (Iowa) at 4 p.m.
Katie Wells knocked home a rebounded save with 1:18 remaining in regulation to give Indiana State the first goal of the match. The Sycamores would add an insurance goal to defeat Eastern Illinois 2-0 on Sunday afternoon at Lakeside Field in the Panthers home opener.
Both teams were looking for offense in the first half as Indiana State registered two shots and EIU had one shot attempt. The Sycamores finished the match with ten shot attempts, while the Panthers finished with five.
Caitlin Glascott got free in the final two minutes and fired a shot that was deflected by EIU starting goalkeeper Sara Teteak. The rebound found the foot of Wells as she delivered the game winner.
Pressing to try to get an equalizing goal in the final minute, EIU turned the ball over at midfield and Pam Silies had a breakaway attempt beating Teteak in a one-on-one situation.
The Panthers did not get an official shot on goal with Sarah DeWolf, Henar Urteaga, Kate Olson, Angela Corcoran and Emma Scaro all credited with shot attempts.
EIU fell to 1-4 on the season and will host IUPUI next Friday afternoon at Lakeside Field. Indiana State moved to 3-3 on the year.
The Eastern Illinois volleyball team picked up their first win of the season in the final day of competition at the Tiger Invitational. The Panthers defeated Jackson State in straight-sets by scores of 25-15, 25-18, and 25-16, and ended the tournament 1-2 overall.
The Panthers improve to 1-6 overall on the season and will look to make it two wins in a row as they head to in-state rival Western Illinois on Tuesday night.
Things got off to a shaky start as Jackson State took an early 4-0 lead. Taylor Smith put EIU on the board first with a kill and teamed up with Maggie Runge on a block on the next play to cut the lead in half. The block appeared to be the turning point in the set as the Panthers began to take control. After an Abby Knight kill gave the Panthers their first lead in the set at 8-7, EIU would not trail the rest of the set. With the score reading at 16-11 in favor of the Panthers, EIU would go on a 7-0 run to take a commanding 22-11 lead. Smith and Knight worked together to block a Jackson State attack to seal the first set victory 25-15.
Much like the first set, Jackson State took an early advantage to start the second set. Jackson State led 6-4, but the Panthers would score four of the next five points capped off by a Maria Brown kill to overtake the lead at 8-7. The score would remain close until the Panthers scored five-straight points towards the end of the set as Brown earned another kill to put the score at 24-16 in favor of EIU. Brown finished the set with another kill to give the Panthers a 2-0 advantage after taking the second game 25-18.
Eastern Illinois kept their foot on the gas as they raced out to a 6-1 lead to begin the third set as a Runge kill forced Jackson State to call a timeout. The Panthers would not break their stride as they extended their lead to nine points at 16-7 on another kill by Brown. EIU worked their lead to as many as 12 points at 24-12. Jackson State gave one final comeback effort scoring four-straight points, but Morgan Matusik ended the game on a kill and gave the Panthers a 25-16 win in the third set.
Knight and Brown were named to the Tiger Invitational All-Tournament Team.