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

The Daily Eastern News

The volleyball team plays a scrimmage game against Illinois State in Lantz Arena on Saturday evening.

Volleyball spring match brings excitement for fall season

Autumn Schulz, Sports Editor April 6, 2023

The Eastern volleyball team hosted its indoor spring match last Saturday against Illinois State, sweeping them in three sets in Lantz Arena. The Panthers won the first two sets 25-22 and then the last...

Lilli Amettis and Christina Martinez Mundo both dive for the ball during a match against Missouri Baptist Monday afternoon in Sister City Park. Amettis and Martinez Mundo lost in 3 sets with the the Panthers losing to the Spartans 3-2.

Beach volleyball plays its first ever home match

Zaria Flippin, Beach Volleyball Reporter March 7, 2023

The Eastern beach volleyball team  lost its home opener against Missouri Baptist 3-2 Monday afternoon at Sister City Park. This was the first-ever home beach volleyball match for the Panthers. The...

Sara Thomas, the volleyball coach, poses for a picture.

2 daughters, 2 teams, 1 woman

Han Byer and Ashanti Thomas March 1, 2023

 “Yes I can and watch me.” That is what Eastern head volleyball coach, Sara Thomas, says to those who think being a single, working mom can stop you from doing what you want to do. Thomas, who...

Kate Dean (12), serves the ball over the net to the opponets side during beach volleyball practice on Friday afternoon at Sister City Park.

Sara Thomas says it means a lot to lead the beach volleyball program

Kate Stevens, Assistant Sports Editor February 27, 2023

Former head coach of the beach volleyball team Manolo Concepcion stepped down from the position in early February after taking an assistant coaching position with Washington University in Seattle, Wash. Concepcion...

Pitcher Olivia Price attempts to catch a line drive up the middle during the first game of a doubleheader Wednesday afternoon against SIUE. The Panthers won the game 6-5 in 11 innings, with Price picking up the win after pitching 8.1 shutout innings in relief.

What to expect from Eastern’s spring 2023 sports

Autumn Schulz, Sports Editor January 11, 2023

 The spring 2023 semester brings new sports to look forward to on campus as the winter sports are wrapping up their seasons.  Softball  The Eastern softball team will kick off the 2023 spring...

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