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EWU’s Rugby team may be forced off their home field

By Alla Drokina, for The Easterner
October 26
Filed under Sports

“What’s rough is that no other school is in our position, so it’s hard [for them] to find empathy for how much this could ruin our team” -Chris Skinner, EWU men’s rugby team captain

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Eagle Football goes 4-0 in conference after defeating the Montana State Bobcats

By Riley Baker, Staff Writer
October 26
Filed under Sports

EWU defeated the Montana State Bobcats 41-17 to win their fifth game in a row and improve to 4-0 in conference play. The Eagles remain in first place atop the Big Sky Conference along with North Dakota and Weber State which remain undefeated. EWU’s defense played tough again, keeping Montana State out of...

A Successful 2015-2016 season leaves Women’s basketball team hungry for more

A Successful 2015-2016 season leaves Women’s basketball team hungry for more

By Riley Baker, Staff Writer
October 26
Filed under Sports

After putting together their second straight 20-win season last year, the EWU Women’s Basketball team was ranked fourth in the Big Sky Conference media preseason poll. There is plenty of excitement surrounding the team with seniors Ashli Payne and Tisha Phillips and junior Delaney Hodgins returning. T...

Eagle football team is reaping the rewards of their hard work in the offseason

Eagle football team is reaping the rewards of their hard work in the offseason

By Brandon Cline, Sports Editor
October 26
Filed under Carousel, Column, Sports

In 2015, at 5:07 p.m. on November 21, the EWU football season slammed shut. The Eagles played the Portland State Vikings at home in a game they absolutely needed to win if they were to make the FCS playoffs and continue their season. They lost 31-34, turning the ball over four times and giving up ...

EWU women’s soccer team struggles in weekend games

By Brandon Cline, Sports Editor
October 20
Filed under Sports, Uncategorized

The EWU women’s soccer team stumbled on the road over the weekend, recording just one point in two games despite scoring four goals. The Eagles drew with the Southern Utah Thunderbirds on October 14, while the Northern Arizona Lumberjacks handed EWU their biggest regular season conference loss since 20...

One-on-One with EWU soccer goalkeeper Mallory Taylor

By Karen McCormick, For the Easterner
October 20
Filed under Sports, Uncategorized

EWU senior goalkeeper Mallory Taylor transferred to EWU her junior year. With a .875 save percentage, she has helped lead the Eagles to six shutout wins in the 2016 season so far, and has recorded eight shutouts in her EWU career. The Easterner (E): As one of the seniors on the team, what has ...

Gage Gubrud: EWU’s newest quarterback sensation

Gage Gubrud: EWU’s newest quarterback sensation

By Riley Baker, Staff Writer
October 20
Filed under Carousel, Football, Sports

Gage Gubrud did not have a single Division I scholarship offer coming out of high school. Now as a sophomore at EWU, Gage has already earned Big Sky Conference Offensive Player of the Week twice while leading the first place Eagles. Gubrud grew up in McMinnville, a town of about 30,000 in northwe...

EWU Social Dance Club encourages students to show up and learn to dance

EWU Social Dance Club encourages students to show up and learn to dance

By Alla Drokina, For the Easterner
October 20
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Sports, Uncategorized

It felt like stepping into another era. The jazzy music played while partners swung each other around. The warmth and energy the Social Dance Club exuded from the Phase Dance Studio at EWU was a stark contrast to the cold outside. The Social Dance Club at EWU meets every Monday and Wednesday from 1 to 2 ...

EWU volleyball splits a pair of matches against Idaho on roadtrip

By Brandon Cline, Sports Editor
October 20
Filed under Sports, Uncategorized

The EWU volleyball team split a pair of weekend matches in Idaho, falling in three sets to the Idaho State Bengals on October 13, while defeating the Idaho Vandals on October 15. In the match against the Bengals, the Eagles played a tight first two sets, falling 23-25 in each of them, while the Benga...

Eagles lead the Big Sky Conference after fourth straight win

Eagles lead the Big Sky Conference after fourth straight win

By Riley Baker, Staff Writer
October 13
Filed under Carousel, Sports

“It’s guys who worked incredibly hard physically and mentally to have the belief that we’re going to be better than our opponent" -Head Coach Beau Baldwin

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Eagle volleyball defeats Big Sky champion Northern Arizona

Eagle volleyball defeats Big Sky champion Northern Arizona

By Brandon Cline, Sports Editor
October 13
Filed under Sports

It took until October, but the EWU volleyball team recorded their first home match wins of the season, including a four-set win over the defending Big Sky Conference (BSC) champions, the Northern Arizona Lumberjacks. The Eagles entered the weekend on a modest two-match losing streak, falling to th...

EWU Women’s Soccer defeats Weber State Wildcats

EWU Women’s Soccer defeats Weber State Wildcats

By Karen McCormick, for The Easterner
October 13
Filed under Sports

EWU women’s soccer team secured its fourth conference win with a 3-0 shutout against Weber State on October 9. The win improved the Eagles’ overall record to 10-1-2. The game remained scoreless until junior forward Chloe Williams made the first goal in the 18th minute with an assist from junior midf...

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