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EWU soccer calls it a draw in conference opener

EWU soccer calls it a draw in conference opener

By Drew Lawson, Sports Editor

September 27, 2019

Junior forward Taylor Matheny scored EWU’s only goal in the 73rd minute as the Eagles (0-0-1, 3-5-2) played Northern Colorado (0-0-1, 2-8-2) to a 1-1 draw on Friday afternoon. It was the first Big Sky Conference matchup for both teams. Matheny managed to score her goal after capitalizing on a deflec...

Struggling Eagles host North Dakota in Big Sky Conference opener

Struggling Eagles host North Dakota in Big Sky Conference opener

By Drew Lawson, Sports Editor

September 27, 2019

After a four-game nonconference schedule in which the only positive result came against Division II Lindenwood, No. 21 EWU (1-3) is hoping a little home cooking can help right the ship on Sept. 28 against No. 25 North Dakota (1-2).  The Eagles return to Roos Field after a disappointing two-week s...

Volleyball team stung by Hornets in four sets

Volleyball team stung by Hornets in four sets

By Dylan Harris, Managing Editor

September 26, 2019

The EWU volleyball team kicked off Big Sky Conference play with a 3-1 (14-25, 18-25, 25-21, 13-25) loss at the hands of Sacramento State Thursday. In their first home game of the year, the Eagles (2-11, 0-1) got behind early and, despite a few strong runs and a third set win, ultimately weren’t able to keep up with the ...

Disastrous first half dooms EWU

Disastrous first half dooms EWU

By Drew Lawson, Sports Editor

September 21, 2019

In 2018, the EWU football team lost a total of two games. Through four games in 2019, the No. 11 Eagles (1-3) have already lost three after getting upset by the Idaho Vandals (2-2) 35-27 Saturday. A first half where basically everything went wrong for EWU put the Eagles out of the game before they...

North Dakota State’s Huber rains goals on EWU

North Dakota State’s Huber rains goals on EWU

By Randle Kinswa, Reporter

September 20, 2019

Elyse Huber scored four goals as North Dakota State (5-3-1) notched a 4-2 victory over EWU (3-5-1) on a rainy Friday evening in Cheney. Huber netted her first goal in the 33rd minute and would go on to score three more goals in the second half.  EWU forward Sariah Keister was the only Eagle to find pay dirt. ...

EWU wraps up nonconference play with conference rival Vandals

EWU wraps up nonconference play with conference rival Vandals

By Drew Lawson, Sports Editor

September 19, 2019

Yes, you read that headline right. The No. 11 EWU football team (1-2) travels 90 minutes southeast to Moscow this weekend to take on the Idaho Vandals (1-2) in a nonconference tilt. Both teams are members of the Big Sky Conference, but weren’t originally scheduled to play each other this year. However,...

EWU loses big lead, falls at Jacksonville State

EWU loses big lead, falls at Jacksonville State

By Drew Lawson, Sports Editor

September 14, 2019

After EWU junior quarterback Eric Barriere threw his third touchdown pass of the first quarter to give the Eagles a 28-7 lead, it appeared No. 4/5 EWU (1-2) might have been on its way to a dominant road victory against the No. 16/17 Jacksonville State Gamecocks (2-1). That wasn't the case, however, as...

Trip down South should test EWU football team

Trip down South should test EWU football team

By Drew Lawson, Sports Editor

September 12, 2019

During EWU’s 2018 FCS semifinal victory over Maine, this Eagle fan made a bold proclamation with this sign, stating “We Want Bama” in reference to the perennial FBS powerhouse Alabama Crimson Tide. This weekend, that fan won’t quite get his wish granted, but will get to see the No. 4/5 Eagles ...

Dorton, EWU offense set records in victory over Lindenwood

Dorton, EWU offense set records in victory over Lindenwood

By Drew Lawson, Sports Editor

September 7, 2019

There's a new wide receiver wearing the No. 10 and breaking records for EWU. Senior Dre Dorton broke Cooper Kupp's school record for receiving yards in a game with 289 and added three touchdowns as EWU (1-1) knocked off Division II Lindenwood (0-1) 59-31 for its first victory of the 2019 season Saturday....

Ready or not, here comes a Roos renovation

Ready or not, here comes a Roos renovation

By Dylan Harris, Managing Editor

September 6, 2019

EWU announced plans on Friday, Sept. 6 to move forward with a $25 million renovation of its football stadium. The EWU Board of Trustees unanimously approved the proposal. The project will be funded through private donations and fundraising, not through state funds or student fees. “Eagle Nation...

EWU seeks red-emption in home opener

EWU seeks red-emption in home opener

By Drew Lawson, Sports Editor

September 5, 2019

The EWU football team didn’t kick off its season with the desired results. After a 47-14 shellacking suffered at the hands of the Washington Huskies in the Aug. 31 opener, the No. 4/5 ranked Eagles return home for the first game of the 2019 campaign at Roos Field expecting a much different outcome. EWU’s...

Eagles thrashed by Huskies in football opener

Eagles thrashed by Huskies in football opener

By Drew Lawson, Sports Editor

August 31, 2019

The EWU football team’s upset bid was quickly snuffed out by the Washington Huskies Saturday in each team’s season opener. UW found the endzone on its first three drives and didn’t let up much after that, piling up 570 yards of total offense. The final result was a 47-14 loss for the Eagles to...

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