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Column: Breaking down the Panthers’ 1st win of season

Column: Breaking down the Panthers’ 1st win of season

Adam Tumino, Volleyball Reporter

September 22, 2019

After losing the first two matches of the Youngstown State Red and White Invitational this weekend, the Eastern volleyball team was in danger of suffering its fourth consecutive winless weekend to begin the season. In their first match of the invitational Friday morning, the Panthers won consecutive s...

Panthers to wrap up non-conference play over weekend

Adam Tumino, Volleyball Reporter

September 19, 2019

Coming off its closest match of the season, a 3-2 loss to Evansville Sept. 14, the Eastern volleyball team (0-9) heads into its final three non-conference matches at the Youngstown State Red and White Invitational. The trip to Youngstown, Ohio, is the longest one of the season for the Panthers, sin...

OVC volleyball teams continue early-season struggles

OVC volleyball teams continue early-season struggles

Adam Tumino, Volleyball Reporter

September 17, 2019

The OVC posted an overall record that was below .500 last season. So far this season, it is even further below .500. After three weeks of play, the OVC volleyball teams have posted a combined record of 41-75, for a winning percentage of 35 percent, which is 11 points lower than in 2018. Only three OVC t...

Eastern volleyball team denied first win in 5-set thriller

Eastern volleyball team denied first win in 5-set thriller

Adam Tumino, Volleyball Reporter

September 15, 2019

For the first time this season, the Eastern volleyball team was within one point of its first win. The Panthers pushed Evansville to a decisive fifth set and led the Purple Aces 14-10. But Evansville persisted, pushing the set beyond regulation to earn a 17-15 victory on Saturday night. It was the ...

OVC volleyball standings have yet to take shape

OVC volleyball standings have yet to take shape

Adam Tumino, Volleyball Reporter

September 12, 2019

After the first week of the season, the volleyball teams in the OVC were struggling as a whole; the 12 teams in the conference posted a record of just 9-28 in that span. Since, they have gone a combined 20-22, thanks in part to the continued success of Morehead State and Southern Illinois Edwardsvil...

Jager charting her own course in life

Jager charting her own course in life

Adam Tumino, Volleyball Reporter

September 10, 2019

Breanna Jager said she was basically born on a boat. Jager is quite possibly the only competitive sailor on Eastern’s campus. She is definitely the only competitive sailing, Canadian, former rugby star and current volleyball player, who also can play multiple musical instruments, on Eastern’s ca...

Volleyball goes winless over weekend, still searching for first win

Volleyball goes winless over weekend, still searching for first win

Adam Tumino, Volleyball Reporter

September 9, 2019

After losing its first two matches of the Central Michigan Invitational to fall to 0-5 on the season, the Eastern volleyball team pushed North Dakota State to a decisive fifth set Saturday afternoon in search of its first win. The Bison stayed strong, however, winning the set 15-12 and handing the P...

Panthers look to bounce back on road

Panthers look to bounce back on road

Adam Tumino

September 5, 2019

The first road trip for the Eastern volleyball team is also one of its longest, as the Panthers made the approximately 420-mile trip to Mt. Pleasant, Mich., Thursday for the Central Michigan Chippewa Invitational. The only spot on the schedule that is further away is Youngstown, Ohio, where the Pant...

OVC volleyball teams off to slow starts

OVC volleyball teams off to slow starts

Adam Tumino, Volleyball Reporter

September 3, 2019

When the Eastern volleyball team began its season 0-3 over the weekend, they were not the only OVC team to struggle. Eastern is among five winless teams in the conference. Murray State and Austin Peay are two of those teams, despite being picked to finish first and second in the conference in a preseason...

Eastern volleyball team goes 0-3 in EIU Panther Invitational to open season

Adam Tumino

August 31, 2019

The Eastern volleyball team opened their season with the EIU Panther Invitational on Friday and Saturday in Lantz Arena. The Panthers lost all three of their matches to begin the year. Memphis went 3-0, Drake went 2-1 and South Dakota State went 1-2 in the invitational. Many of Eastern's sets over...

Eastern seniors ready to lead volleyball team in final season

Eastern seniors ready to lead volleyball team in final season

Adam Tumino, Volleyball Reporter

August 29, 2019

When the Eastern volleyball team takes the court for its season opener on Friday evening, it will mark the beginning of a new season. It will also be the beginning of the final season for the team’s four seniors: Breanna Jager, Morgan Matusik, Maggie Runge and Katie Sommer. This senior class has ex...

Column: With a month until OVC play, 2 matches to keep in mind

Tom O'Connor, Reporter

August 27, 2019

A week into the 2019 season, the Eastern women’s soccer team’s blowout loss to open the season is fresh on the mind. But, regardless of where the team currently stands, the Panthers could certainly be competitive when conference play begins in late September. That noted, here are two matches- one...

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