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Eagles drop two, fall out of regional rankings

By Chris Bils

October 17, 2012

At Ohio Dominican (7-4-1, 6-3-0) The men’s soccer team got off to a sluggish start at Panther Field in Columbus and could not overcome it on the way to a 3-1 loss at Ohio Dominican on Friday night. The Eagles conceded two goals within the first 30 minutes, starting with a goal in the 13th minute by O...

Dollar dismissed

By Chris Bils

October 17, 2012

Senior defender Jamie Dollar was dismissed from the men’s soccer team last week following a violation of team rules. The dismissal came on the heels of a two-game suspension he served during Ashland’s 3-1 win over No. 2 Gannon and 5-3 loss to Walsh. Dollar was in his third year as a regular starter for ...

Men upset No. 2 Gannon

By Chris Bils

October 10, 2012

No. 2 Gannon (9-1) Sixty minutes into Ashland’s match against second-ranked Gannon on Thursday night, it seemed like the Eagles were in control. The scoreboard read differently, with Gannon up 1-0. Half an hour and three goals later, the scoreboard didn’t lie. AU was not only victorious, 3-1 ove...

Key players

By Chris Bils

October 10, 2012

Men’s soccer head coach Jon Freeman places his players into two categories: piano players and piano carriers.In this analogy, finesse players such as graduate senior forward Guilherme Karaoglan, sophomore forward Adam Mitchell and freshman forward Eric Ashley would be considered piano players. They m...

Men’s soccer conquers Pioneers, falls to Cardinals

By Chris Bils

September 19, 2012

Malone (0-3-0, 0-2-0) When Ashland senior Andrew Over scored a goal in the sixth minute Friday, it looked like the Eagles were going to roll over Malone. The Pioneers, playing their first season in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, fought back to tie the game before the first half a...

Men’s soccer off to a flying start

By Chris Bils

September 12, 2012

Slippery Rock Tournament The men’s soccer team began its season by going unbeaten at the Slippery Rock Tournament Aug. 31 and Sept. 2. Senior defender Jamie Dollar scored both of the Eagles’ goals in a 1-1 draw with Slippery Rock (0-0-1) and a 1-0 victory over Mercyhurst (0-2-0). It was freshman...

Incoming players look to make early impact

By Chris Bils

August 21, 2012

After a stretch last year in which it went 0-7-1, the men’s soccer team had some evaluating to do. The team had just not come together the way head coach Jon Freeman had envisioned. Using an “us versus the world” mentality, the Eagles were able to win three out of their last four games. Though they kn...

Eagles win twice, back in GLIAC race

By Chris Bils

October 26, 2011

After starting the season 2-8-2, the men's soccer team has crawled their way back into the mix for a spot in the GLIAC tournament with three wins and a draw in their last four games. Ashland earned dramatic wins over Ohio Dominican and Urbana this past weekend. The Eagles scored five goals and gave u...

AU men’s soccer kick it at home

By Chris Bils

October 19, 2011

The men's soccer team got back on track this weekend with a victory and a draw against two of the top teams in the conference. The Eagles did not give up a goal in either game, earning junior goalkeeper Justin Nolan the honor of GLIAC Men's Soccer "Athlete of the Week." Nolan is the first Ashland player ...

Road trip unkind to the men’s soccer team

By Chris Bils

September 28, 2011

The men's soccer team traveled to Erie, Pennsylvania twice over the weekend, first to take on Gannon Friday and then No. 6 Mercyhurst Sunday. The Eagles came away with a draw and a loss in the two games and were unable to score. Ashland has scored just one goal the past five games. Gannon (3-4-0) Ash...

Eagles capture title on home turf

Eagles capture title on home turf

By Chris Bils

November 11, 2010

Every once in a while, there is a moment in a game when everything stops, the crowd goes dead silent, and everyone is barely able to watch the drama that's about to unfold. The players find a level of focus they never knew was possible and try to shake the entire colony of butterflies that have manif...

Ashland defeats Northwood in GLIAC semifinal

By Chris Bils

November 11, 2010

Friday night's first semifinal match of the GLIAC Men's Soccer Tournament featured the Ohio Dominican Panthers and the Tiffin Dragons. Although the Dragons did score the first goal, the Panthers dominated the rest of the way, winning 4-1 to advance to the championship. The nightcap featured the regular...