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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 sophomore Laurel Bailey hits a ball at Lantz Arena on Wednesday night. Bailey helped the Panthers sweep 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...

Anne Hughes gets ready to dig the ball in the Panthers’ 3-2 win over Jacksonville State Oct. 21 in Lantz Arena. Eastern is on the road at Southeast Missouri Saturday.

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...

Freshman Laurel Bailey gets the kill against Alabama A&M Sept. 7 in Lantz Arena. Bailey was second on the team in kills with 24 in the regular season.Eastern starts the OVC Tournament Thursday against Southern Illinois – Edwardsville.

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...

Senior Allie Hueston (9) records the block against Jacksonville State in Eastern’s win Oct. 21 in Lantz Arena. The Panthers play Southern Illinois-Edwardsville Thursday in the first round of the OVC Tournament.

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,...

Anne Hughes gets ready to dig the ball in the Panthers’ 3-2 win over Jacksonville State Oct. 21 in Lantz Arena. Eastern is on the road at Southeast Missouri Saturday.

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...

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...

Freshman Lexi May (left), senior Allie Hueston (middle) and senior Maria Brown go up for the block against Austin Peay’s attack. The Panthers lost in straight sets friday in Lantz Arena.

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...

Freshman Laurel Bailey kills the ball against Tennessee Tech Oct. 20 in Lantz Arena. Bailey was named player of the week. Eastern hosts its final home games this weekend.

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...

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,...

Laurel Bailey and Maggie Runge go up for a block in Eastern’s game against Chicago State on Sep. 9. The Panthers lost the match 2-3 at Lantz Arena.

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...

Freshman Laurel Bailey goes up for the kill against Alabama A&M where the Panthers won 3-0 in Lantz Arena. Bailey is second on the team in kills for the season.

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...

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...

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