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The Daily Eastern News

The student news site of Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois.

The Daily Eastern News

The student news site of Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois.

The Daily Eastern News

Eastern libero Lorraine Perez drops to a knee to receive a serve in a match against Indiana State on Sunday in Lantz Arena. Perez had 19 digs and 2 service aces in the match, which Eastern lost 3-1.

Conference play nearing for OVC volleyball

Adam Tumino, Sports Editor September 20, 2021

Conference season for the OVC volleyball teams in on the horizon.  The first conference match will take place Tuesday night between Tennessee State and Belmont, two teams with very different levels...

Eastern middle blocker Emily Wilcox jumps to attempt a kill in a match against Indiana State on Sept. 19 in Lantz Arena. Wilcox had 10 kills in the match, which Eastern lost 3-1.

Panthers end nonconference play with 3-1 loss

Adam Tumino, Sports Editor September 19, 2021

The Eastern volleyball team lost its second-straight match against Indiana State Sunday afternoon, closing nonconference play for the Panthers.  Eastern will be entering conference competition next...

Eastern setter Summer Smith (8) sets the ball up for middle blocker Emily WIlcox in a match against Northern Illinois Sept. 2 in Lantz Arena. Smith had 30 assists and Wilcox had 8 kills in the match, which Eastern won 3-1.

Panthers to play series against Sycamores

Adam Tumino, Sports Editor September 16, 2021

The Eastern volleyball team will be playing its final two nonconference matches this weekend.  The Panthers will be on the road to play Indiana State Friday before turning around and hosting the Sycamores...

Eastern libero Christina Martinez Mundo receives a serve in a match against Northern Illinois on Sept. 2 in Lantz Arena. Mundo had 26 digs in the match, which Eastern won 3-1.

Panthers in 1st place in OVC standings

Adam Tumino, Sports Editor September 14, 2021

After back-to-back last place finishes in the OVC, the Eastern volleyball team finds itself right at the top of the standings as conference play nears. With a record of 7-1 in nonconference competition,...

The Eastern volleyball team celebrates a kill from sophomore outside hitter Ella Collins (13) in a match against Northern Illinois Sept. 2 in Lantz Arena. Collins had 4 kills in the match, which Eastern won 3-1.

Volleyball team improves to 7-1 on season

Adam Tumino, Sports Editor September 12, 2021

The hot start to the season for the Eastern volleyball team continued over the weekend.  The Panthers went 3-0 in the Southern Illinois Saluki Tournament, winning their second tournament of the season...

Eastern defensive specialist Ashley Sharkus (16) prepares to serve against Northern Illinois on Sept. 2 as some of her teammates do a shark cheer from the bench. Sharkus had 3 service aces in the match, which Eastern won 3-1.

Panthers head to SIU for weekend matches

Adam Tumino, Sports Editor September 9, 2021

The Eastern volleyball team is looking to rebound from its first loss of the season last weekend, and they will attempt to do so on the road in the Southern Illinois Saluki Tournament.  The Panthers...

Eastern setter Bailey Chandler gets into position under the ball in a match against Northern Illinois on Sept. 2 in Lantz Arena. Chandler recorded 9 assists and a service ace in the match, which Eastern won 3-1.

OVC volleyball teams finding early success

Adam Tumino, Sports Editor September 8, 2021

As early-season, nonconference competition continues for the volleyball teams of the OVC, the conference as a whole is finding success. The combined records of the teams to this point is 32-22, which...

The Eastern volleyball team celebrates a service ace from junior setter Summer Smith (8) in the Panthers 3-1 win over Northern Illinois Thursday in Lantz Arena. Smith has 2 aces and season high 30 assists in the match.

Panthers beat NIU, improve to 4-0

Adam Tumino, Sports Editor September 2, 2021

It was Sept. 6, 1985.  Ronald Reagan was president. The number one movie in America was “Back to the Future.” It was also the last time the Eastern volleyball team started the season 4-0.  Before...

Members of the Eastern volleyball team celebrate from the bench during a match against IUPUI on Aug. 27 in Lantz Arena. The Panthers won the match 3-0. The victory was the first of a three-match winning streak for the Panthers to open the season.

Panthers to test 3-0 record against NIU

Adam Tumino, Sports Editor September 1, 2021

After a 3-0 start, the Eastern volleyball team will put its unbeaten record to the test against Northern Illinois Thursday evening.  This will be the Panthers’ fourth-straight home match to open...

Eastern setter Summer Smith (left) sets up middle hitter Kameryn Sillmon for a kill attempt against IUPUI Aug. 27 in Lantz Arena. Smith had 25 assists in the match, which Eastern won 3-0.

OVC volleyball teams coming off weekend openers

Adam Tumino, Sports Editor August 30, 2021

Of the 10 volleyball teams in the OVC, nine have officially begun their seasons.  Belmont has yet to play a match, but the rest of the conference played two or three matches over the weekend. A pair...

Eastern middle hitter Kameryn Sillmon (14) and outside hitter Danielle Allen (19) jump in an attempt a block against IUPUI on Aug. 27 in Lantz Arena. Allen led the team with 14 kills in the match, which Eastern 3-0.

Panthers off to 3-0 start this season

Adam Tumino, Sports Editor August 29, 2021

The Eastern volleyball team has already surpassed its win total from last season, and managed to do so in a little over 24 hours.  After winning the season opener Friday against IUPUI, the Panthers...

Eastern libero Christina Martinez Munoz lunges to her left to return a serve in a match against Feb. 7 against Morehead State in Lantz Arena. Martinez Mundo recorded 10 digs in the match, which Eastern lost 3-1.

Volleyball team to open season Friday

Adam Tumino, Sports Editor August 26, 2021

After being canceled last season, the EIU Panther Invitational will begin Friday as the Eastern volleyball team opens the 2021 season.  The Panthers will play IUPUI Friday afternoon and then face Bellarmine...

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