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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

Summerlyn Smith (8), a senior setter, puts up the ball during volleyball practice in Lantz Arena Thursday afternoon.

Smith sisters “set” up for success

Autumn Schulz, Sports Editor November 16, 2022

I-57 North is a highway that is anything but unfamiliar to Summerlyn Smith.  For two years, the senior setter for the Eastern volleyball team took the highway north to Champaign, Ill., to the birthplace...

Outside hitter, Giovana Larregui Lopez (15) jumps up to spike the ball against University of Southern Indiana at Lantz Arena. The Panthers won 3-0.

Volleyball team now tied for third in OVC after defeating Southern Indiana 3-0

Autumn Schulz , Sports Editor November 10, 2022

Bittersweet was the feeling that came over Lantz Arena Wednesday night. The Eastern volleyball team completed the sweep of Southern Indiana in three sets but as some players stepped off the court, they...

Outside hitter, Kaitlyn Flynn (11), spikes the ball during the fourth and final set against the Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles at Lantz Arena. The Panthers lost 3-1 on Nov. 4, 2022 on Eastern Illinois Universitys campus in Charleston, Ill.

Volleyball team looks to solidify OVC standings against Southern Indiana

Autumn Schulz, Sports Editor November 8, 2022

The Eastern volleyball team will take the court for its final home game of the season against OVC newcomer Southern Indiana Wednesday at 6 p.m.  The Panthers are currently in fifth place in the OVC...

Seniors Ireland Heib (left), Summerlynn Smith (middle), and Annika Black (right), run out of the fan tunnel before their match against Tennessee Tech at Lantz Arena. The Panthers lost 3-2 against the Golden Eagles.

Volleyball team honors seniors with weekend showdown against Tennessee Tech

Autumn Schulz, Sports Editor November 7, 2022

It was two days of close calls in Lantz Arena.  The Eastern volleyball team worked to send its seniors out with wins as it battled Tennessee Tech in a weekend showdown, ultimately falling short on...

Giovana Larregui Lopez, a junior outside hitter, jumps to spike the ball during the volleyball of the second set of the first game against the UT Martin Skyhawks at Lantz Arena Friday afternoon. Lopez had 24 kills, 5 kills, and scored 27 points. The Panthers won 3-2 against the Skyhawks.

Flynn, Lopez lead volleyball team to doubleheader split

Autumn Schulz, Sports Editor November 1, 2022

The Eastern volleyball team split its doubleheader with Tennessee State over the weekend, winning match two as outside hitters Kaitlyn Flynn and Giovana Larregui Lopez combined for over 20 kills.  With...

The Panthers are now 13-8 with season play and 6-1 with Ohio Valley Conference play. Members of the Eastern Illinois University volleyball team regroup and hype each other up after a point-winning play during the volleyball game against the UT Martin Skyhawks Friday afternoon. The Panthers won 3-2 against the Skyhawks.

Volleyball team now tied for third in OVC

Autumn Schulz, Sports Editor October 26, 2022

The Eastern volleyball team traveled to preseason OVC champion Morehead State last weekend where it lost in back-to-back OVC matches for the first time this season.   The Panthers and the Eagles are...

Giovana Larregui Lopez, a junior outside hitter, jumps to spike the ball during the volleyball of the second set of the first game against the UT Martin Skyhawks at Lantz Arena Friday afternoon. Lopez had 24 kills, 5 kills, and scored 27 points. The Panthers won 3-2 against the Skyhawks.

Volleyball team takes on OVC preseason champion Morehead State

Autumn Schulz, Sports Editor October 19, 2022

The Eastern volleyball team will be headed to Johnson Arena in Morehead, Kentucky to take on OVC preseason champion Morehead State for a weekend showdown starting on Thursday.  The Panthers are coming...

After number 20 Emily Wilcox, a junior middle blocker, reconvenes with her team after successfully blocking a spike from UT Martin Skyhawk players during the volleyball game at Lantz Arena Friday afternoon. Wilcox had 6 blocks and scored 7.5 points. The Panthers won 3-2 against the Skyhawks.

Volleyball team second in OVC after battle with Skyhawks

Kate Stevens, Assistant Sports Editor October 17, 2022

On Friday, top Ohio Valley Conference team UT Martin made the trip north to Charleston for a double header with Eastern. As both matches were exciting and went to five sets each, the Panthers took the...

Freshman outside and opposite hitter, Lilli Amettis (left), and junior libero and defensive Specialist Christina Martinez Mundo (right) celebrate with their team after scoring a point in the third set against the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Cougars at Lantz Arena Friday evening. The Panthers won 3-1 against the Cougars.

Volleyball to face off against first place UT Martin

Autumn Schulz, Sports Editor October 13, 2022

The battle for first place in the OVC will be in Lantz Arena on Friday at 11 a.m. as the Eastern volleyball will be facing off against UT Martin in a doubleheader.   The Panthers are coming off a back-to-back...

Freshman outside and opposite hitter, Lilli Amettis (left), and junior libero and defensive Specialist Christina Martinez Mundo (right) celebrate with their team after scoring a point in the third set against the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Cougars at Lantz Arena Friday evening. The Panthers won 3-1 against the Cougars.

Volleyball team now tied for first place after sweep of SEMO

Autumn Schulz, Sports Editor October 10, 2022

It was quite the weekend for the Eastern Volleyball team as it swept Southeast Missouri in back-to-back matches for the first time in 12 years.  The Panthers are now 12-8 overall and 6-1 in conference,...

Number 15 Giovana Larregui Lopez, a junior outside hitter, spikes the ball during the volleyball game against the University of Arkansas- Little Rock Trojans at Lantz Arena Saturday afternoon, Oct. 1, 2022. Lopez had 3 spikes, 8 kills and scored 10.5 points. The Panthers won 3-0 to the Trojans.

Volleyball team heads to SEMO for weekend matches

Autumn Schulz, Sports Editor October 6, 2022

The Eastern volleyball team will be on the road this weekend to take on third place OVC opponent Southeast Missouri in a two-match series.   The first match will be on Friday at 6 p.m. and then Saturday...

Number 20 Emily Wilcox, a junior middle blocker, hits the ball over the net during the volleyball game against the University of Arkansas- Little Rock Trojans Friday evening at Lantz Arena. Wilcox had 3 spikes and 4 kills, scoring 7.5 points. The Panthers won 3-0 against the Trojans.

EIU volleyball team sweeps Little Rock in first OVC meeting

Kate Stevens, Assistant Sports Editor September 30, 2022

Eastern won its first ever matchup with new Ohio Valley Conference member Little Rock at home. The Panthers were able to sweep them 3-0 as sophomore outside hitter Kaitlyn Flynn shined in Friday night’s...

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