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OVC volleyball season enters final days

OVC volleyball season enters final days

Adam Tumino, Volleyball Reporter

November 14, 2019

The 2019 volleyball season is entering its final weekend, and as has been the case for the last three weeks, every team currently in a postseason position has a record of .500 or above. Of the four teams currently outside the tournament, only Tennessee State is in position to possibly sneak into the tournamen...

Eastern volleyball beats Chicago State in 5 sets

Eastern volleyball beats Chicago State in 5 sets

Adam Tumino, Volleyball Reporter

November 11, 2019

The Eastern volleyball team recorded its highest hitting percentage of the season on Monday night against Chicago State, hitting .262 in a five-set win over the Cougars in Lantz Arena. The Panthers’ previous season high in hitting percentage came on Nov. 9 against Tennessee State. The victory was the...

Eastern volleyball team loses to Tigers in 4 sets at home

Eastern volleyball team loses to Tigers in 4 sets at home

Adam Tumino, Volleyball Reporter

November 10, 2019

Through three sets against Tennessee State on Nov. 9, the Eastern volleyball team was hitting as efficiently and aggressively as it has all season, recording a hitting percentage of .319 and averaging 13.67 kills per set.  The Panthers won the third set 25-16, their largest margin of victory in a s...

OVC volleyball standings taking shape

Adam Tumino, Volleyball Reporter

November 7, 2019

For much of the season, there have been multiple teams tied atop the OVC standings. Now, instead of four or five teams, only two hold the best record in the conference. Morehead State and Southeast Missouri are each 10-2 in conference play. They are also the two hottest teams in the OVC, holding winning st...

Panthers lose in straight sets at home

Panthers lose in straight sets at home

Adam Tumino, Volleyball Reporter

November 6, 2019

The Eastern volleyball team opened up a five-match homestand against its only instate OVC rival, Southern Illinois Edwardsville, Wednesday night and were swept by the Cougars for the second time this season. The loss was the 14th straight-sets loss for the Panthers this season, with 11 of those coming...

Panthers go 0-2 on final road trip

Adam Tumino, Volleyball Reporter

November 3, 2019

The Eastern volleyball team faced a pair of familiar foes on its final road trip of the season, playing rematches against Austin Peay and Murray State. The Panthers hosted these two teams on Sept. 27 and 28 during the first weekend of the conference season. Eastern is 0-4 against the Governors...

Panthers to play final road trip of 2019

Panthers to play final road trip of 2019

Adam Tumino, Volleyball Reporter

October 30, 2019

A pair of familiar foes await the Eastern volleyball team on its final road trip of the season. The Panthers will travel to play Austin Peay on Friday and Murray State on Saturday. Both teams visited Eastern on Sept. 28 and 29 on the very first weekend of conference play. These rematches will be t...

Column: Panthers finding success at home this season

Column: Panthers finding success at home this season

Adam Tumino, Volleyball Reporter

October 29, 2019

For the Eastern volleyball team, there has been no place like home in 2019. The season as a whole has not been a peaceful stroll along the yellow brick road for the Panthers, who are 2-20 overall and 1-9 in conference play. But in Lantz Arena, the Panthers have been able to perform much better than they have ...

All OVC playoff volleyball teams above .500

All OVC playoff volleyball teams above .500

Adam Tumino, Volleyball Reporter

October 28, 2019

As it currently stands, every OVC postseason spot is inhabited by a team with a record at or above .500. If this holds up, it would be the first time since 2007 that a sub-.500 team failed to make the OVC Tournament, although in 2007 there were only six spots as opposed to the eight there are now....

Eastern volleyball team to play 1st-place Eagles, 10th-place Colonels

Adam Tumino, Volleyball Reporter

October 24, 2019

The Eastern volleyball team will play an OVC co-leader for the second-straight match when they face Morehead State (15-6, 6-2) Friday at 5 p.m. The Panthers played Jacksonville State (12-8, 6-2) on Oct. 19, losing to the Gamecocks in straight sets. After playing Morehead State, Eastern will travel to...

Notebook: Top volleyball teams struggling to separate themselves in OVC standings

Notebook: Top volleyball teams struggling to separate themselves in OVC standings

Adam Tumino, Volleyball Reporter

October 23, 2019

It is now the halfway point in the conference season, and the OVC standings remain top-heavy. With eight matches remaining, four OVC teams are tied with a conference record of 6-2 and three are tied at 5-3. The final team in the top eight, and only one in a postseason spot with a sub-.500 record, is ...

Volleyball picks up first OVC win

Adam Tumino, Volleyball Reporter

October 20, 2019

The Eastern volleyball team entered play this past weekend on a six-match losing streak to begin conference play, but moved up a spot in the OVC standings after splitting a pair of matches at home. The Panthers won their first conference match Oct. 18 against Tennessee Tech, snapping not only the l...

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