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Chavez kicks EWU back into gear

Chavez kicks EWU back into gear

By Jeremy Burnham, Managing Editor

October 28, 2018


Filed under Carousel, Soccer, Sports, Sports Showcase

When the EWU soccer team enters the Big Sky Conference championship tournament on Wednesday, it will do so on a three-game win streak, the team’s only win streak of the season. Senior forward Jenny Chavez is a big reason the Eagles finished strong. She scored the game-winning goals in EWU’s final...

Eagles win, Barriere era begins

Eagles win, Barriere era begins

By Taylor Newquist, Sports Editor

October 27, 2018


Filed under Carousel, Football, Sports, Sports Showcase

The Eric Barriere era officially began today, as head coach Aaron Best announced that senior quarterback Gage Gubrud will undergo season-ending surgery that will effectively end his EWU career. The sophomore, Barriere, made his third-straight start against the University of Idaho, leading the No....

Eagles crush Cougars, hold first place

Eagles crush Cougars, hold first place

By Drew Lawson, Reporter

October 26, 2018


Filed under Calendar, Hockey, Sports

The EWU club hockey team (10-1) kept up its hot start to the season Friday, defeating the Washington State Cougars (0-5) by a score of  9-1 in Cheney, and remaining first place in the PAC-8 conference. The Eagles started off strong and didn’t look back, scoring four goals in the first period and...

EWU running club takes off

EWU running club takes off

By Drew Lawson, Reorter

October 26, 2018


Filed under Sports

Kaylin Signor and Nora Kelley were at their new student orientation last August as they prepared for their first year at EWU, when Signor asked Club Sports Coordinator Travis Allen if there was a running club she could participate in. Allen said there wasn’t, so Signor and Kelley decided to start one...

Opinion: Will EWU football leave a doubt this season?

Opinion: Will EWU football leave a doubt this season?

By Taylor Newquist, Sports Editor

October 24, 2018


Filed under Football, Opinion, Sports

Taylor Newquist is the Sports Editor for The Easterner. The opinion expressed in this article is his own, and does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The Easterner’s editorial board. The 2017 EWU football team finished the season 7-4 overall and 6-2 in Big Sky conference play, and it was held out ...

Vandals come to Cheney for the first time in 24 years

Vandals come to Cheney for the first time in 24 years

By Taylor Newquist, Sports Editor

October 24, 2018


Filed under Carousel, Football, Sports

After a month of training camp and seven straight weeks of games, EWU finally had a chance to catch its breath and tend to its wounds last week with a bye. The No. 5 Eagles (5-2, 3-1) return for their homecoming game, hosting the University of Idaho (3-4, 2-3), which hasn’t played in Cheney in ove...

Freshman on a hunt for goals

Freshman on a hunt for goals

By Drew Lawson, Reporter

October 24, 2018


Filed under Carousel, Hockey, Sports, Sports Showcase

Mitch Hunt is a freshman, but you wouldn’t know it watching him play center for the EWU hockey team. “He doesn’t act like a freshman,” EWU head coach Pat Hanlon said. Hunt leads the team in scoring so far this season with 23 points. In ten games played, he has scored 11 goals and tallied...

Soccer clinches sixth playoff spot

Soccer clinches sixth playoff spot

By Jeremy Burnham, Managing Editor

October 24, 2018


Filed under Carousel, Soccer, Sports, Sports Showcase

On the morning of Aug. 14, the EWU soccer team got set for its final home game of the season. Things weren’t looking good for the Eagles. They were coming off back-to-back shutout losses, they had scored only a single goal in their last four games and they were on the outside of the playoff picture...

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...

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