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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...

Volleyball goes winless over weekend, still searching for first win

Volleyball goes winless over weekend, still searching for first win

Adam Tumino, Volleyball Reporter

September 9, 2019

After losing its first two matches of the Central Michigan Invitational to fall to 0-5 on the season, the Eastern volleyball team pushed North Dakota State to a decisive fifth set Saturday afternoon in search of its first win. The Bison stayed strong, however, winning the set 15-12 and handing the P...

OVC volleyball teams off to slow starts

OVC volleyball teams off to slow starts

Adam Tumino, Volleyball Reporter

September 3, 2019

When the Eastern volleyball team began its season 0-3 over the weekend, they were not the only OVC team to struggle. Eastern is among five winless teams in the conference. Murray State and Austin Peay are two of those teams, despite being picked to finish first and second in the conference in a preseason...

The Panthers’ DEN Podcast #1

The Panthers’ DEN Podcast #1

September 3, 2019

This is the first podcast of the year for the Daily Eastern News sports section. This week, we covered how the Eastern teams did in their season-opening games/matches. Join us every week for the podcast to catch up on everything Eastern sports....

Eastern seniors ready to lead volleyball team in final season

Eastern seniors ready to lead volleyball team in final season

Adam Tumino, Volleyball Reporter

August 29, 2019

When the Eastern volleyball team takes the court for its season opener on Friday evening, it will mark the beginning of a new season. It will also be the beginning of the final season for the team’s four seniors: Breanna Jager, Morgan Matusik, Maggie Runge and Katie Sommer. This senior class has ex...

Allen ready for 2nd season as head coach

Adam Tumino, Volleyball Reporter

August 21, 2019

The season opener for the Eastern volleyball team will be the 44th in the program’s history. It will be the second opener for head coach Julie Allen. She was named head coach last January, bringing with her 14 years of experience as an assistant coach at programs across the country. She began he...

Volleyball team working out kinks from preseason action

Adam Tumino, Volleyball Reporter

August 20, 2019

The Eastern volleyball team has less than two weeks until their regular season opener, and they are looking to bounce back after a 10-21 season in 2018, including a 5-11 conference record. The Panthers are also coming off their lone exhibition of the preseason, which was played on Aug. 17 in Sa...

Eastern volleyball picked to finish 10th in OVC coaches poll

Adam Tumino, Volleyball Reporter

August 18, 2019

The regular season is less than two weeks away for the volleyball teams of the OVC. An OVC coaches poll, released last week, picked the same four teams to sit atop the standings, although in a slightly different order. Austin Peay finished with the best conference record last season, going 14-2 agai...

Volleyball team starts new season with exhibition game Saturday

Volleyball team starts new season with exhibition game Saturday

Adam Tumino, Volleyball Reporter

August 14, 2019

The Eastern volleyball team is set to take the court against Saint Louis for an exhibition match Saturday The Panthers will look to bounce back this season after finishing 10th in the OVC last season. Their overall record of 10-21 and conference record of 5-11 were both decreases from 2017, when the Pan...

Opportunity ahead this weekend for volleyball

Tom O'Connor, Volleyball Reporter

October 25, 2018

For coach Julie Allen and the Eastern volleyball team, the timing could not be drawn up any better. Well, at least in some respects. Belmont, the second-worst team in the Ohio Valley Conference, will be next up on Eastern’s itinerary, which, unfortunately for the Panthers, does not get any less...

Opponents confused by volleyball team’s offensive approach

Opponents confused by volleyball team’s offensive approach

Tom O'Connor, Volleyball Reporter

August 29, 2018

Approaching the action from the front row, redshirt freshman Kylie Michael leaned in toward the net, feet positioned parallel with Iona setter Emma Rose, who stood a mere two feet away.  The force of her hands, swinging back and then swinging forward again, set up a chance for her to truly pulverize...

Volleyball to play in four matches during Panther Invitational

Volleyball to play in four matches during Panther Invitational

Tom O'Connor, Volleyball Reporter

August 23, 2018

The Eastern volleyball season will commence this Saturday and Sunday at Lantz Arena, hosting St. Francis, Fresno State, Valparaiso and Iona, as part of the second annual Panther Invitational.  Although Julie Allen expressed concerns regarding the stressors of starting a new season, her team’s phy...

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