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Eastern volleyball team loses conference opener to reigning OVC champions Murray State

Adam Tumino, Volleyball Reporter

September 27, 2019

  Slowing down Rachel Giustino has, more often than not, been the key to defeating the Murray State volleyball team this season. The senior outside hitter came into the game against Eastern Friday night averaging 22.25 points per game. The Racers were below .500 (3-4) when she finished below tha...

Eastern vs Tennessee Tech: 3 things to watch for

Eastern vs Tennessee Tech: 3 things to watch for

JJ Bullock, Editor-in-Chief

September 26, 2019

It has been a rough first four games for the Eastern football team to start the season, specifically on offense. Eastern has scored just 19 points in four games this season, leading it to an 0-4 start to the season. Eastern began its season with four incredibly tough opponents (Eastern’s schedule is...

Women’s soccer looks to fight through OVC season

Tom O’Connor, Women's Soccer Reporter

September 26, 2019

Eastern head coach Jake Plant knew both the Panthers and Skyhawks would have their moments, but he also felt assured that whoever made the most of these triumphs would ultimately win the match. He can get a hunch early on as to whether his team will be able to put the ball in the other team’s net ...

Conference season underway for OVC volleyball

Adam Tumino, Volleyball Reporter

September 26, 2019

It is officially conference season for the volleyball teams of the OVC. Two conference matches are already in the books as Southeast Missouri beat Tennessee-Martin Sept. 24 and Jacksonville State defeated Tennessee Tech Sept. 25. Eastern opens its conference schedule at home against Murray State...

Panthers to face Denver in conference opener

Panthers to face Denver in conference opener

Blake Faith, Men's Soccer Reporter

September 26, 2019

The men’s soccer team hopes to ride the momentum of its come-from-behind win against rival Belmont to its conference opener against conference rival Denver Saturday. The Panthers clawed their way back from being down 2-1 early in the second half against Belmont Tuesday.  In the 64th minute, the P...

Sosnowski looks to leave his mark on Eastern soccer program

Blake Faith, Men's Soccer Reporter

September 26, 2019

Redshirt senior Christian Sosnowski is an integral part of the culture of Eastern Illinois soccer for the last five years. In his five years Sosnowski has led the team in scoring, has been a leader for this team and was able to come up big in huge moments for the Panthers. In terms of family, Sosnowski...

Rachel Pappas perseveres through Vocal Cord Dysfunction

Rachel Pappas perseveres through Vocal Cord Dysfunction

Dillan Schorfheide, Sports Editor

September 26, 2019

Just breathe. Go ahead, try it. Easy, right? Breathing is an involuntary action that we do not directly, consciously control; it happens naturally. But when athletes are told to breathe, it usually is because they are running a lot and coaches tell them to breathe to help them recover from the exertion of so much ene...

Men’s tennis excited to host annual Alumni Match Saturday

Vince Lovergine, Men's Tennis Reporter

September 26, 2019

After wrapping up the Eastern Illinois Fall Invite and the Toledo Invite, the Eastern men’s tennis team will host the annual Alumni Match Saturday at 10 am. To this point, the Panthers have been busy, competing in four invites the last two weeks.  Director of tennis Chris Tolson mentioned he ...

Men’s basketball schedule released for upcoming season

Men’s basketball schedule released for upcoming season

Dillan Schorfheide, Sports Editor

September 25, 2019

The Eastern men’s basketball team’s schedule was released Wednesday afternoon, and the Panthers will start conference play Jan. 2 on the road. As previously reported in the Daily Eastern News, the Panthers open their regular-season schedule at national runner-up Texas Tech Nov. 5, with another r...

Eastern’s offense believes it can bounce back from rough start

Eastern’s offense believes it can bounce back from rough start

JJ Bullock, Editor-in-Chief

September 25, 2019

The Eastern football team struggled on offense so far this season, and that may be putting it mildly. Nineteen points in four games, last in the conference in points and yards, just two touchdowns and two field goals; that is currently the resume of Eastern’s offense as it heads into conference ...

Column: Positives amid subpar results for women’s soccer

Oscar Rzodkiewicz, Assistant Sports Editor

September 25, 2019

It was a mixed bag of a weekend for the Eastern women’s soccer team. On one hand, the Panthers (1-5-1, 0-1-1) went 200 full minutes of game time without scoring a goal, being outshot 44-19 in that span, and Southeast Missouri (4-3, 2-0 OVC) got revenge from the OVC Tournament loss Eastern handed them la...

Eastern volleyball team to start OVC play after first win

Eastern volleyball team to start OVC play after first win

Adam Tumino, Volleyball Reporter

September 24, 2019

After a challenging non-conference schedule, things will not get much easier for the Eastern volleyball team when conference play begins this weekend. The Panthers (1-11), coming off their first win of the season Saturday against Robert Morris, return home to Lantz Arena to face Murray State (6-6) Fri...

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