It was the second weekend of Ohio Valley Conference for Eastern’s women’s soccer team.
They were into the weekend 2-0, but came out 3-1 after a loss to Southeastern Missouri followed by a win over Tennessee-Martin by the same score.
The weekend started with 82 scoreless minutes for the Panthers on Friday against Southeast Missouri until Redhawk forward Erin Shulman netted one in the closing minutes to give Southeast Missouri the win.
The goal came against red-shirt sophomore goalie Jessica Taldone, who made a season-high 14 saves throughout the contest.
Reigning Adidas OVC Defender of the Week Brenna Vogel led the Panthers offensively against Southeast Missouri, as the sophomore took two shots, one on goal, against the Redhawks.
Southeast Missouri’s goalie only had to make one save to record the shutout against the Panthers.
The loss to Southeast Missouri also saw Panther skipper Summer Perala fail in her third attempt to beat Southeast Missouri, dropping her record as head coach to 0-2-1 against the Redhawks.
Following their loss to Southeast Missouri the Panthers traveled to Martin, Tenn., to take on the Skyhawks in a Sunday afternoon tilt that saw the Panthers, this time, winning a 1-0 decision.
The only goal of that match was scored by junior midfielder/forward Jessie Morgan in the 75th minute on a pass from red-shirt junior Ashley Streid.
The goal was Morgan’s first of the season and the first game-winner of her Panther career.
Taldone was in goal again for the Panthers in Martin, notching another 14-save performance for the shutout, totaling a final weekend save percentage of .966 for the red-shirt sophomore.
Junior forward Kristin Germann led the Panther attack with two shots, one on goal. Morgan, Streid and Vogel added one shot on goal each against the Skyhawks.
The win against UT Martin lifted Perala’s career record against the Skyhawks to 2-1 as a Panther.
The weekend lifts the Panthers to 4-7-2 overall and 1-5-2 away from Lakeside Field.
The Panthers will be off for family weekend and return to action at Lakeside Field Oct. 14 and 16 against Eastern Kentucky at 3 p.m. and Morehead State at 1 p.m.