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Eastern volleyball team defeats Southern Illinois Edwardsville 3-0

Eastern volleyball team defeats Southern Illinois Edwardsville 3-0

Tom O'Connor, Volleyball Reporter

September 19, 2018

Any edge the Panthers gained over Southern Illinois Edwardsville in the Ohio Valley Conference tournament, when the Panthers pummeled the Cougars 3-1 in the first round, has been, in a sense, carried over from a year ago. So yes, the Panthers reaffirmed what separated the two teams nearly a year ago,...

Volleyball team pulls off upset

Volleyball team pulls off upset

Maher Kawash, Volleyball Reporter

November 16, 2017

Oh what a difference a year can make. The Eastern volleyball team has come full circle from last season when it won just five games all year, but now the Panthers are making some history. Eastern had the odds against it heading into its first round match of the OVC tournament against No. 2 Southern Illinois- ...

Volleyball opens OVC Tournament

Volleyball opens OVC Tournament

Tom O'Connor, Volleyball Reporter

November 15, 2017

The Eastern volleyball team will launch a playoff run Thursday, as the No. 7 Panthers (14-14) play No. 2 Southern Illinois – Edwardsville (13-3) in the first round of the OVC Tournament. Both matches against the Cougars during the regular season culminated in defeat, a trend the Panthers intend to ...

Volleyball wins, loses over weekend

Volleyball wins, loses over weekend

Kaitlin Cordes, Volleyball Reporter

November 12, 2017

The Eastern volleyball team notched one more win for the season before starting Ohio Valley Conference tournament play. The Panthers took a win over Tennessee-Martin Friday in four sets (20-25, 25-13, 25-21, 25-20). This marks the second time Eastern defeated the Skyhawks this season as the Panther...

Volleyball team set for final matches

Volleyball team set for final matches

Kaitlin Cordes, Volleyball Reporter

November 9, 2017

The Eastern volleyball team plays its final two regular season matches this weekend. The Panthers will compete with Tennessee-Martin for the second time this season Friday night on the Skyhawks’ home court. Eastern pushed Tennessee-Martin to four sets in the two teams’ last meeting, trumping the Skyhawks 3-1...

Volleyball team with another tough road test

Tom O'Connor, Volleyball Reporter

November 2, 2017

At 6-6 on the season, the Panthers must secure, or otherwise surrender, admittance to postseason play. Only the top eight teams in the standings obtain a ticket to the Ohio Valley Conference tournament in two weeks and the Eastern volleyball team, currently seventh amongst all opponents, will face thre...

Panthers set for mid-week OVC matchup

Panthers set for mid-week OVC matchup

Sean Hastings, Sports Editor

October 31, 2017

With a tight OVC race, a pair of losses last weekend for the Eastern volleyball team makes the race even tighter. Eastern lost to Austin Peay and Murray State Friday and Saturday. Austin Peay is the top team in the conference and the Racers are currently fourth in the conference. When the season...

Volleyball closes out home matches

Volleyball closes out home matches

Kaitlin Cordes, Volleyball Reporter

October 26, 2017

The Eastern volleyball team hosts its final two home matches this weekend as it takes on Austin Peay Friday and Murray State Saturday. The Panthers will have a chance to redeem themselves as they play Austin Peay and Murray State for a second time this season. Eastern kicked off conference play with a...

Hueston, Bailey, Smith earn weekly OVC awards

Sean Hastings, Sports Editor

October 23, 2017

The Eastern volleyball team cruised past Tennessee Tech Friday night and followed that up with a 3-2 comeback win against Jacksonville State Saturday night. Eastern’s strong play did not go unnoticed, especially the play by three of its players. Senior Allie Hueston, freshman Laurel Bailey and j...

Volleyball at home for Homecoming

Volleyball at home for Homecoming

Kaitlin Cordes, Volleyball Reporter

October 19, 2017

The Eastern volleyball team will host Tennessee Tech and Jacksonville State for Homecoming weekend. This is the only time the Panthers have played either team this season. Jacksonville State is tied with Eastern in conference rankings, entering the match at 4-4. Tennessee Tech is seeded last in the conferen...

Bailey making big impact in 1st year

Bailey making big impact in 1st year

Kaitlin Cordes, Volleyball Reporter

October 18, 2017

For freshman outside hitter Laurel Bailey, volleyball has always been her happy place. Bailey said she grew up playing volleyball and has found the sport to be an escape. “While growing up, volleyball was one of the places where I could be myself and forget about the world,” Bailey said. “Volleyb...

Volleyball wins one, loses one OVC match

Kaitlin Cordes, Volleyball Reporter

October 15, 2017

The Eastern volleyball team defeated No. 1 Eastern Kentucky over the weekend after losing to Morehead State last Friday. The Panthers wrapped up their weekend play on a high note with a four-set victory over the Eastern Kentucky Colonels (25-20, 14-25, 27-25, 25-12). The Colonels were the top team in...

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