EIU Results from October 1st- 2nd:
Two scrambles in front of the goal determined Sunday’s Ohio Valley Conference women’s soccer match as Belmont picked up a 1-0 victory over Eastern Illinois.
The first scramble occurred with 22 minutes remaining in the second half as Eastern Illinois played the ball into the goal box on a cross from Lindsey Carlson. Chloe Gottschalk and Malorie Henderlong both had contact with the ball that eventually found the back of the net off the foot of Henderlong to give the Panthers an apparent 1-0 lead. During the scramble in the box following the first touch, the side official waved offsides and the goal was disallowed.
The next scramble came in front of the EIU goal box after Bailey Heywood sent an initial ball into the goal box. Emily Whitcomb would finally be credited with edging the ball across the goal line as the goal was signaled good by the side official following a consultation with the head referee. Whitcomb’s goal was her second of the season and was unassisted in the 75th minute.
Belmont improved to 3-6-3 on the season, 2-2 in the OVC. EIU fell to 4-8 overall, 1-3 in the OVC.
The Eastern Illinois men’s soccer team had a tremendous defensive effort against No. 8 Denver Saturday afternoon, but the Pioneers managed to earn a 1-0 victory after an early rebound shot. With the loss EIU drops to 2-7-1 overall and 0-2-0 in the Summit League while Denver remains undefeated with a 9-0-2 record and 2-0-0 in the conference.
The Panthers now head back out on the road, starting a four-match road trip at Missouri State this Wednesday (Oct. 5) at 7 p.m. on ESPN 3.
The Eastern Illinois volleyball team finished their week with an Ohio Valley Conference match at UT Martin. The Panthers defeated the Skyhawks in four-sets to pick up their first conference win of the season. EIU defeated UT Martin by scores of 23-25, 26-24, 25-13, 25-18. EIU improves to 4-15 (1-3 OVC). The Panthers will begin a four-match home stand next weekend as they host Austin Peay and Murray State.
Southeast Missouri made a defensive stop on fourth down late in the fourth quarter and then held the ball for the final 5:39 of the game as the Redhawks upset No. 13 Eastern Illinois, 21-14 on Saturday night.
The SEMO offense took advantage of two long touchdown passes from quarterback Jesse Hosket to give the Redhawks just enough offense for the win. With the game tied at 14-14, Hosket connected with Marquette Murdock for a 45-yard touchdown pass to give SEMO the 21-14 lead in the third quarter. Hosket finished the game 12-of-20 for 223 yards.
Trailing 14-7 at the half EIU’s defense evened the score on the first offensive possession. Pono Choy scooped up a fumble in the back field and returned it 22 yards for a touchdown to tie the game 14-14 with14:11 to play in the third quarter.
SEMO scored on their first two possessions of the first quarter with that lead holding up for a 14-7 halftime lead. Hosket capped the first Redhawks drive with a 1-yard touchdown run on 4th and goal. Hosket connected on a 62-yard pass to Adrian Davis on the first play of SEMO’s second drive for a 14-0 lead with 8 minutes to play in the first half.
The Panthers cut the margin in half with 4:26 to play in the first half with a Christopher Anderson 18-yard run. EIU failed on another first half scoring drive fumbling the ball at the 10-yard line. Both teams missed long field goals in the contest.
SEMO improved to 2-0 in the OVC, 2-3 overall. EIU fell to 3-2, 1-1 in the OVC as their three game win streak was snapped.