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Women’s tennis team finds success at EIU Panther Invite

Women’s tennis team finds success at EIU Panther Invite

Bailey Scoggins, Women's Tennis Reporter

October 14, 2019

The women’s tennis team hosted the EIU Panther Invite Oct. 11 and Oct. 12, and in the Flight B Doubles Draw, Lauren Ellis and Brittany Stevens won two of their three double matches. The matches took place in the Lantz indoor field house Friday and on the outdoor courts in Mattoon Oct. . “It was a ...

Panthers ready for home match against Milwaukee

Panthers ready for home match against Milwaukee

Blake Faith, Men's Soccer Reporter

October 14, 2019

The men’s soccer team is coming off a tough interstate 5-1 loss to Northern Illinois from Oct. 8 to face Milwaukee Tuesday at home. Overall against Milwaukee, the Panthers are 5-6-1. In 2018, the Panthers lost 2-1 on the road in overtime. For Eastern the scoring came from Kris Luke. The goal was...

Jansen, men’s tennis team play well

Jansen, men’s tennis team play well

Vince Lovegine, Men's Tennis Reporter

October 14, 2019

The Eastern men’s tennis team did not find a lot of success a few years ago. But last year, and now this season so far, the Panthers’ success is starting to pile up. The Panthers are coming off the Louisville Fall Invite and the Panther Fall Invite this weekend, and the spotlight was on junio...

The Panthers’ DEN Podcast #4

The Panthers’ DEN Podcast #4

October 14, 2019

(Originally recorded Oct. 8) The Eastern sports teams have not had great outings as of recently (including this weekend), so in this podcast, we take a look at some of the athletes on the fall teams who are making a difference for their teams so far....

Quick overtime goal sinks women’s soccer on senior day

Oscar Rzodkiewicz, Assistant Sports Editor

October 13, 2019

Just 58 seconds into the overtime period, Southern Illinois Edwardsville (5-5-4, 3-2-3 OVC) freshman Emma Dutko netted a goal in-close to senior Sara Teteak on a header to beat Eastern 3-2 on senior day. The Panthers (3-8-2, 2-4-1 OVC) got the ball to start the overtime period, but after turning it...

Volleyball goes winless over weekend, still searching for first conference win

Volleyball goes winless over weekend, still searching for first conference win

Adam Tumino, Volleyball Reporter

October 13, 2019

For the third straight week to begin conference play, the Eastern volleyball team lost a pair of OVC matches in straight sets. The Panthers (1-17, 0-6) have lost all 18 sets against OVC teams this season after winning their last match of the non-conference schedule against Robert Morris Sept. 21. Th...

Eastern loses close game to Jacksonville State 28-20

Eastern loses close game to Jacksonville State 28-20

JJ Bullock, Editor-in-Chief

October 12, 2019

The Eastern football team will have to digest what went wrong in the final moments of a loss for the second week in a row, falling to Jacksonville State 28-20 on Saturday.   Eastern (0-7, 0-3 OVC) had the ball twice in the final four minutes of the game, trailing Jacksonville State by just eight points, and twice failed...

Men’s tennis gets ready for Louisville, home invites

Vince Lovergine, Men's Tennis Reporter

October 10, 2019

After a week of rest, the Eastern men’s tennis team is serving up two more fall invites on the fall schedule. The Panthers will send six players to the Louisville Fall Invite that begins Friday and runs until Sunday, while the rest will compete in the Panther Fall Invite starting Friday and wrapp...

By the numbers: Eastern, OVC fighting down the stretch

Tom O'Connor, Women's Soccer Reporter

October 9, 2019

It is readily evident that the top tier of playoff-caliber teams has surfaced, as two teams have all but clinched postseason berths with the postseason only three weeks away. A much larger faction of Ohio Valley Conference teams is left in a much more tenuous position. Six teams, including East...

Eastern hosts loaded Jacksonville State Saturday

Eastern hosts loaded Jacksonville State Saturday

JJ Bullock, Editor-in-Chief

October 9, 2019

The mantra for the Eastern football team (0-6, 0-2 OVC) has been the same all season: Focus on themselves rather than the opponent, focus on the task in front of them and focus on having all 11 guys on the field be in the right place doing the right thing. This ideology has not changed based on how d...

Column: Volleyball players improving despite tough season

Column: Volleyball players improving despite tough season

Adam Tumino, Volleyball Reporter

October 9, 2019

It has been a difficult season for the Eastern volleyball team, at least in the win column. A 1-15 start overall and an 0-4 record in conference play have the Panthers in last place in the OVC so far. Despite the record, several Eastern players have improved their numbers since last season. Some of thes...

Is the OVC more open than ever? 

Is the OVC more open than ever? 

JJ Bullock, Editor-in-Chief

October 8, 2019

The Ohio Valley Conference hierarchy for football is not what it used to be.   The halfway point for the 2019 football season has come and gone, and the OVC standings are ... interesting, to say the least.   Perennial powerhouse Jacksonville State is just 3-2 this season, Tennessee-Martin is i...

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