The Daily Eastern News

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...

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...

Volleyball goes winless over weekend, still searching for first conference win

Volleyball goes winless over weekend, still searching for first conference win

Adam Tumino, Volleyball Reporter

October 13, 2019

For the third straight week to begin conference play, the Eastern volleyball team lost a pair of OVC matches in straight sets. The Panthers (1-17, 0-6) have lost all 18 sets against OVC teams this season after winning their last match of the non-conference schedule against Robert Morris Sept. 21. Th...

Column: Volleyball players improving despite tough season

Column: Volleyball players improving despite tough season

Adam Tumino, Volleyball Reporter

October 9, 2019

It has been a difficult season for the Eastern volleyball team, at least in the win column. A 1-15 start overall and an 0-4 record in conference play have the Panthers in last place in the OVC so far. Despite the record, several Eastern players have improved their numbers since last season. Some of thes...

Murray State, Austin Peay atop OVC volleyball standings

Murray State, Austin Peay atop OVC volleyball standings

Adam Tumino, Volleyball Reporter

October 3, 2019

If there needed to be more proof that preseason play does not matter, the OVC volleyball standings have provided it. After relatively struggling through non-conference play, 2018 standouts Murray State (8-6, 2-0) and Austin Peay (4-12, 2-0) sit atop the standings through the first week of the confere...

Volleyball loses to Cougars Wednesday, starts conference schedule 0-3

Volleyball loses to Cougars Wednesday, starts conference schedule 0-3

Adam Tumino, Volleyball Reporter

October 2, 2019

After opening conference play with a pair of relatively close matches at home Sept. 27 and 28, the Eastern volleyball team went on the road to play Southern Illinois Edwardsville Wednesday. The Panthers left the court in Edwardsville as 0-3 in OVC play, losing in straight sets for the third straight match...

Eastern faces Cougars on Wednesday

Adam Tumino, Volleyball Reporter

September 30, 2019

The Eastern volleyball team will travel to play its first road conference match of the season Wednesday evening, as the Panthers will take on Southern Illinois Edwardsville at 6 p.m. The Panthers (1-13, 0-2) and the Cougars (5-9, 0-2) are two of the three OVC teams who went winless in the first wee...

Eastern volleyball team loses conference opener to reigning OVC champions Murray State

Adam Tumino, Volleyball Reporter

September 27, 2019

  Slowing down Rachel Giustino has, more often than not, been the key to defeating the Murray State volleyball team this season. The senior outside hitter came into the game against Eastern Friday night averaging 22.25 points per game. The Racers were below .500 (3-4) when she finished below tha...

Column: Breaking down the Panthers’ 1st win of season

Column: Breaking down the Panthers’ 1st win of season

Adam Tumino, Volleyball Reporter

September 22, 2019

After losing the first two matches of the Youngstown State Red and White Invitational this weekend, the Eastern volleyball team was in danger of suffering its fourth consecutive winless weekend to begin the season. In their first match of the invitational Friday morning, the Panthers won consecutive s...

OVC volleyball standings have yet to take shape

OVC volleyball standings have yet to take shape

Adam Tumino, Volleyball Reporter

September 12, 2019

After the first week of the season, the volleyball teams in the OVC were struggling as a whole; the 12 teams in the conference posted a record of just 9-28 in that span. Since, they have gone a combined 20-22, thanks in part to the continued success of Morehead State and Southern Illinois Edwardsvil...

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