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Volleyball begins OVC play Friday on road

Tom O'Connor and Kaitlin Cordes, Volleyball Reporters

September 21, 2017


Filed under Sports, Volleyball

The Eastern volleyball team will open up conference play Friday and Saturday with a pair of road matches against Murray State and Austin Peay. The team is currently 6-6, but coach Sam Wolinski said this weekend will wipe the slate clean. “We’re 6-6 right now, but the way we look at it is, now, we...

Panthers looking for more offense

Panthers looking for more offense

Sean Hastings, Sports Editor

September 21, 2017


Filed under Football, Showcase, Sports

The Eastern football team is last in total offense in the Ohio Valley Conference heading into its first OVC game of the season against Southeast Missouri. The Panthers host the Redhawks at 6 p.m. Saturday at O’Brien Field. While the offense has not been able to get clicking through the first three games, hav...

Men’s soccer team hosts Omaha Saturday

Vince Lovergine, Men's Soccer Reporter

September 21, 2017


Filed under Soccer, Sports

The Eastern men’s soccer team is back at Lakeside Field Saturday to take on Omaha. This will wrap up Eastern’s mini two-game home-stand, before hitting the road again for a three-game road trip. The last time these two teams met was last year in the Summit League Tournament, where Omaha got the 3-...

Women’s soccer team with tough stretch

Women’s soccer team with tough stretch

Dillan Schorfheide, Women's Soccer Reporter

September 21, 2017


Filed under Soccer, Sports

Eastern’s women’s soccer team lost its first conference match of the season to Southern Illinois Edwardsville 3-0, one of two losses in the team’s scoreless weekend. With conference matches on Friday and Sunday, the team is trying to find momentum it recently lost. Redshirt senior midfielder/forward Emma Scar...

Women’s tennis team to play in Bradley Invitational

Parker Valentine, Women's Tennis Reporter

September 20, 2017


Filed under Sports

  The Eastern women’s tennis team continues their fall schedule this weekend, as the Panthers are heading to Peoria on Friday for Bradley University’s annual fall tournament. Tournament play begins on Friday and goes through Sunday at the David Markin courts. The Panthers have...

Ohio Valley football notebook

Ohio Valley football notebook

Sean Hastings, Sports Editor

September 20, 2017


Filed under Football, Sports

The Eastern football team has had three tough weeks to start its season, but the weeks ahead are becoming more vital to the Panthers’ season. The previous weeks impact Eastern’s final record in helping it make a run toward the FCS playoffs, but have limited affect on an OVC title. The Panthers...

Baldwin wins conference award

Alex Hartman, Cross Country Reporter

September 20, 2017


Filed under Cross Country, Sports

  It is still early in the cross-country season, but the runners of Eastern’s men and women’s teams have been off to a great start this year. They started with a 4-1 double dual meet record in the opening Walt Crawford Open. Then in the second meet of the year, they ran to a second-place...

Women’s soccer team dealing with injuries

Adam Shay, Women's Soccer Reporter

September 20, 2017


Filed under Soccer, Sports

  Last weekend, the Eastern women’s soccer team lost both games, snapping a three-game win streak and pushing them back to one game over .500 with a 5-4-1 record. The Panthers have had to make changes to their lineup over the past couple weeks due to key players getting injured.  With that...

Huerta stepping up for men’s soccer

Huerta stepping up for men’s soccer

Vince Lovergine, Men's Soccer Reporter

September 19, 2017


Filed under Soccer, Sports

Entering his sophomore season at Eastern, midfielder Johnny Huerta and his team have done well so far this year, except at providing some offense. Coming into the match-up against Wright State Tuesday at Lakeside Field, Eastern has only scored four goals this year. In any game they’ve scored, the ...

Wright State beats Panthers 2-0

Wright State beats Panthers 2-0

JJ Bullock, Assistant Sports Editor

September 19, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Soccer, Sports

The Eastern men’s soccer team lost its third game in a row Tuesday at Lakeside Field, as the Wright State Raiders made the most of their four total shots on goal to defeat Eastern 2-0. For Eastern, the game marks its third game in a row without scoring a goal, however, it is the first game of the lo...

Men’s soccer team returning home to play Wright State

Men’s soccer team returning home to play Wright State

Vince Lovergine, Men's Soccer Reporter

September 18, 2017


Filed under Soccer, Sports

  The Eastern men’s soccer team heads back to Lakeside Field for the next couple games, where Eastern has played well so far this season. The Panthers have two losses this year, but on home turf they are still undefeated with a 1-0-2 record. The last two games against Marshall and Evansville,...

Depth at wide receiver hurting football team

Depth at wide receiver hurting football team

Maher Kawash, Football Reporter

September 18, 2017


Filed under Football, Showcase, Sports

  It was the third quarter against Illinois State, and Scotty Gilkey lofted a ball nearly 50 yards down field into the end zone and the receiver just could not come up with it. There is no reason to expect receivers to come down with every ball, but that was a turning point as the score would...

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