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Notebook: 4 OVC women’s basketball teams win in opening games

Notebook: 4 OVC women’s basketball teams win in opening games

Adam Tumino, Women's Basketball Reporter

November 7, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Sports

The 2018-19 season began on Tuesday for six of the OVC’s 12 women’s basketball teams. Four of the teams won their opening games, and the other two suffered losses.  Among the four victorious teams, the average margin of victory was 36 points.  Eastern scored the most points in its opener, beating Oakland City 102-43. The 59-point margi...

Women’s basketball team wins opener 102-43

Women’s basketball team wins opener 102-43

JJ Bullock, Sports Editor

November 6, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Sports

Last season there were eight games where the Eastern women’s basketball team failed to score 51 or more points in an entire four quarters. Tuesday night in the Panthers’ season opener, they had put up that many points by halftime against Oakland City. Eastern’s 102-43 win over Oakland City was...

Longhorns sink men’s basketball team 71-59

Longhorns sink men’s basketball team 71-59

Dillan Schorfheide, Assistant Sports Editor

November 6, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Sports

Josiah Wallace stopped the bleeding for the men’s basketball team going into halftime. But even though his shot clotted the wound at that point in time, Texas carried momentum into an early second half run to pull away from Eastern for a 71-59 victory. The Texas Longhorns were on a 15-point run...

Men’s tennis team’s season comes to end

Vince Lovergine, Men's Tennis Reporter

November 6, 2018


Filed under Sports

The fall season has come to close for the Eastern men’s tennis team, after competing in the Illinois State Fall Invite this past weekend. The Panthers don’t resume their season until the spring and then start a 14-game road trip, with Ball State first in line on Jan. 20. The last couple of...

Panthers swim teams look forward after loss to Ball State

Panthers swim teams look forward after loss to Ball State

Eric Hendrix, Swim Reporter

November 6, 2018


Filed under Sports, Swimming

The men’s and women’s swimming teams received a loss at their meet last Friday against Ball State. The Eastern men lost to Ball State 180.5-113.5, while the women lost 204-77. Senior swimmer Lauren Oostman competed in the medley relay, 100-yard backstroke, 200-yard backstroke, 200-yard individual...

Eastern women’s soccer team sets highest win total in six years

Eastern women’s soccer team sets highest win total in six years

Adam Tumino, Women's Soccer Reporter

November 5, 2018


Filed under Soccer, Sports

The Eastern women’s soccer team’s season may have ended on Friday in the OVC semifinals, but it was a comeback season for the program.  The Panthers reached the OVC Tournament for the first time since 2013 and advanced to the semifinal round for the first time since 2010. They then lost 1-0 ...

Defense is focus in opener for women’s basketball team

Defense is focus in opener for women’s basketball team

JJ Bullock, Sports Editor

November 5, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Sports

The women’s basketball team struggled on defense in its 86-82 exhibition win over Illinois-Wesleyan last Thursday, allowing the Division III school to shoot 45 percent from the field and make eight three-pointers.  Luckily for the Panthers, however, the game was just an exhibition, and the Panth...

Eastern men’s basketball team facing tough Texas team on road

Eastern men’s basketball team facing tough Texas team on road

Dillan Schorfheide, Assistant Sports Editor

November 5, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Sports

The men’s basketball team opens the season Tuesday in what may possibly be its biggest challenge of the season. Eastern will face the University of Texas on the Longhorns’ own turf. Although Texas is not ranked in the preseason top 25 poll, they were toward the bottom part of a 28-team group of...

Panthers lose, still in play for conference championship

Panthers lose, still in play for conference championship

Oscar Rzodkiewicz, Men's Soccer Reporter

November 4, 2018


Filed under Soccer, Sports

Eastern men’s soccer (3-10-4, 1-2-2 SL) faced its final regular season opponent, Omaha (6-7-1, 4-1 SL), on Saturday, falling 1-0 and failing to move up in the conference standings. The game-deciding goal came in the 37th minute from freshman Martin Veys on a corner kick from sophomore Diego Gutierrez. Omaha...

Men’s basketball wins exhibition over Eureka

Men’s basketball wins exhibition over Eureka

Dillan Schorfheide, Assistant Sports Editor

November 4, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Sports

The beginning was not pretty, but the results show what the men’s basketball team was able to do against Eureka College on Friday. The 79-44 final score was indicative of what the Panthers accomplished after the first few minutes of play. Eureka set the tone 30 seconds into the contest, when...

Eastern volleyball team splits weekend OVC matches

Tom O'Connor, Volleyball Reporter

November 4, 2018


Filed under Soccer, Sports

Tim Barrington, Tennessee-Martin’s public address announcer, was rather busy at the outset of the fifth set, holding down his post behind the microphone.  “Point Skyhawks,” he bellowed.  Then his voice grew silent. The Panthers presented him with an opportunity to clock out early, as...

Panthers fall 1-0 to Murray State in OVC semis

Panthers fall 1-0 to Murray State in OVC semis

Adam Tumino, Women's Soccer Reporter

November 4, 2018


Filed under Soccer, Sports

The Eastern women’s soccer team’s season came to an end on Friday afternoon in the pouring rain in Martin, Tenn.  The Panthers lost their OVC semifinal match against Murray State 1-0. Murray State then beat Tennessee-Martin on Sunday in the championship match.  Eastern was outshot by Murray ...

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