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Volleyball falls short against Northern Colorado

Volleyball falls short against Northern Colorado

By Drew Lawson, Reporter

October 20, 2018


Filed under Carousel, Soccer, Sports, Sports Showcase, Volleyball

The EWU volleyball team is still winless in Big Sky Conference play, losing Saturday night to Northern Colorado 3-1 (25-20, 15-25, 17-25, 15-25). The Eagles (8-14, 0-10) lost their tenth straight BSC match to the third place Bears (10-9, 6-4). EWU started the match strong, winning the first set...

EWU soccer move into tie for final postseason spot

EWU soccer move into tie for final postseason spot

By Jeremy Burnham, Managing Editor

October 17, 2018


Filed under Soccer, Sports

In early November, the top six Big Sky Conference soccer squads will meet in Ogden, Utah for the BSC championship tournament. Whether or not EWU—the winner of the latest two editions of the tournament—will be among the six teams is still up in the air. EWU entered the season on top of the BSC pre...

Tennis team uses fall to shape up

Tennis team uses fall to shape up

By Drew Lawson, Reporter

October 17, 2018


Filed under Sports

Fall brings the start of a new school year, and for the EWU women’s tennis team, a chance to grow both together and individually as they look toward team play in the spring. The team got off to a strong start last weekend at the Bulldog Invitational held at Gonzaga University. “The two thi...

Kicking his way into the record books

Kicking his way into the record books

By Taylor Newquist, Sports Editor

October 17, 2018


Filed under Carousel, Football, Sports

No EWU kicker has ever scored more than Roldan Alcobendas, tallying 263 points in his career. The sixth-year senior joined the Eagles from Camas High School, where he was recruited from the soccer team his freshman year of high school. Camas head football coach Jon Eagle told the Easterner in a...

EWU Terror Trot enters sixth year of scares

EWU Terror Trot enters sixth year of scares

By Drew Lawson, Reporter

October 16, 2018


Filed under Carousel, Sports

The EWU Track and Field/Cross-Country teams are hosting Terror Trot VI on Friday, Oct. 19 as a team fundraiser. The event gives participants a choice between a 5k run or a one-mile walk/jog that starts at Reese Court and ends at the EWU Fieldhouse. Members of the track/cross-country teams will be in different se...

EWU soccer seniors shine on senior day

EWU soccer seniors shine on senior day

By Jeremy Burnham, Managing Editor

October 14, 2018


Filed under Carousel, Soccer, Sports

Scoring has not come easy for the EWU soccer team this season. The Eagles entered today’s home finale averaging 0.8 goals a game, and had only scored once in their last four games. Today, however, they took out their scoring frustrations on last place Idaho State University. EWU exploded to score eight...

Eagles fall to Weber State, face uphill battle to make postseason

Eagles fall to Weber State, face uphill battle to make postseason

By Jeremy Burnham, Managing Editor

October 13, 2018


Filed under Soccer, Sports

It’s an all too familiar story for the EWU soccer team. They outshoot an opponent, control the ball for much of the match, but are still unable to win. Friday, the Eagles (1-4-1, 5-7-3) outshot Weber State (6-0-1, 8-3-4) 18-7, but dropped the match 1-0. “For large portions of the game, we c...

Soccer prepares for undefeated Weber State

Soccer prepares for undefeated Weber State

By Jeremy Burnham, Managing Editor

October 11, 2018


Filed under Soccer, Sports

The EWU soccer team has had a rough season so far, and things could get more challenging this week when the Big Sky Conference leader Weber State visits Cheney. For the Eagles (1-3-1, 5-6-3), scoring has been a problem as they are averaging only 0.86 goals per game. EWU is coming off a 1-0 loss t...

Women’s rugby attracts more players

Women’s rugby attracts more players

By Eric McCormick, Reporter

October 11, 2018


Filed under Sports

The EWU women’s rugby club has seen a major increase in membership this year, drawing 45 participants. One of the captains, senior Addie Oaks, is excited for the jump in participation. “We have two full teams,” A. Oaks said. “This is the biggest turnout that we’ve ever had. We are really exc...

Wheelchair basketball strives for inclusivity

Wheelchair basketball strives for inclusivity

By Taylor Newquist, Sports Editor

October 11, 2018


Filed under Sports

In Washington state, there is only one place where a para-athlete can attend college and play sports at the same time, and that is at EWU. The EWU coed wheelchair basketball club was founded last year, and is one of 10 collegiate programs of its kind in the nation, according to the National Wheelcha...

Eags prepare for Weber State

Eags prepare for Weber State

By Taylor Newquist, Sports Editor

October 11, 2018


Filed under Football, Sports

With uncertainty looming around the starting quarterback position, EWU will travel to Ogden, Utah to play defending Big Sky Conference co-champion Weber State this Saturday. The No. 4 Eagles (5-1, 3-0) are coming off a 55-17 win over Southern Utah, where sophomore Eric Barriere filled in at quarter...

Eagles and Ducks Fly Even, Ruffle Feathers in Weekend Series Split

Eagles and Ducks Fly Even, Ruffle Feathers in Weekend Series Split

By Drew Lawson, Reporter

October 7, 2018


Filed under Sports

In the first Pac-8 Conference home series of the season, EWU and the University of Oregon split a two-game series. The Eagles (5-1, 3-1) were victorious 3-2 on Friday and the Ducks (2-2, 1-1) won by that same score on Saturday. Oregon’s win in the second game handed EWU its first loss of the season. The Ea...

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