Men’s Soccer Enters 2023 at No. 7 in CCC

CORVALLIS, Ore. – EOU Men’s Soccer enters the fall ranked seventh in the Cascade Collegiate Conference receiving 111 points in the preseason poll. The Preseason top three teams are Warner Pacific University (1), Southern Oregon University (2), and Oregon Tech (3). 

Eastern is coming off an 9-8-2 season in 2022 and a 6-6-1 mark in conference play. The Mounties finished seventh in the CCC and fell to No. 2 Oregon Tech 2-3 in the quarterfinals of the conference tournament to finish the campaign.The Mountaineers are looking to continue their steady improvement under fourth-year head coach, Jessy Watson

The Mounties will bring a different look to the pitch in 2023 after signing nine transfers and five freshmen. Eastern will need some of these new faces to step into key roles after the loss of several key players such as former All-CCC recognized players Max RoseErick Diaz, and Dalton Mauzay

The Mounties will play 18 regular season games in 2023 beginning with a non-conference matchup at home against NCAA Division II opponent Northwest Nazarene University on Aug. 19. After starting the season at home the Mounties will pack their bags and hit the road traveling to Arizona for three games to take on Ottawa University on Aug. 31, Embry Riddle University on Sept. 2 and Arizona Christian University on Sept. 4. 

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