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Sara Thomas ready to lead as Eastern volleyball’s new head coach

January 15, 2020

The Eastern volleyball program has had its fair share of coaches recently. Sara Thomas will be the next to take the reins. Her hiring was announced last month, making her the 13th head coach in the...

EIUGivingBlueDay starts Tuesday, goes 24 hours

December 2, 2019

Tuesday will mark the third annual day of donations for Eastern athletic programs, as the EIUGivingBlueDay starts Tuesday. The event is a 24-hour online campaign to raise funds for the betterment of...

Column: Coaching carousel keeps turning for Eastern volleyball

Adam Tumin | The Daily Eastern News
Junior Laurel Bailey attempts a bump pass in Eastern’s 3-0 loss against Southern Illinois on Nov. 6 at Lantz Arena.
November 20, 2019

When the Eastern volleyball team begins its 2020 season next August, the sidelines will be patrolled by the program’s fourth head coach in the last seven seasons. It was announced on Nov. 17 that Julie...

Panther freshmen reflect on 1st season, look ahead

Adam Tumino | The Daily Eastern News
Eastern freshmen Kristen Jankowski (left) and Mackenzie Duvall keep stats from the sideline during the Panthers’ five-set win against Chicago State Nov. 11 in Lantz Arena.
November 18, 2019

They may not have played this season, but Mackenzie Duvall and Kristen Jankowski’s first season as members of the Eastern volleyball team was far from uneventful. When the season ended on Nov. 16,...

Volleyball team loses on senior night, Allen out as head coach

Adam Tumino | The Daily Eastern News
Sarah Paluch dives to save a ball during Eastern’s 3-2 victory over Chicago State Nov. 11 in Lantz Arena. Eastern lost its final match of the season 3-0 to Southeast Missouri in Lantz Arena Nov. 16.
November 17, 2019

Senior members of the Eastern volleyball team hugged and took pictures with their teammates, families and friends on the court after falling in straight sets to Southeast Missouri Nov. 16 in Lantz Arena. It...

Panthers go 0-2 on final road trip

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....

Panthers to play final road trip of 2019

Panthers to play final road trip of 2019
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...

Notebook: Top volleyball teams struggling to separate themselves in OVC standings

Adam Tumino | The Daily Eastern News
Laurel Bailey tries to nail a spike between two opposing attackers. Eastern won its first conference match 3-2 Oct. 18 against Tennessee Tech in Lantz Arena.
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...

Volleyball picks up first OVC win

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...

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

Adam Tumino | The Daily Eastern News
Madison Cunningham yells commands at her teammate, Kylie Michael, while Michael attempts to make a bump pass. Eastern lost 3-0 to Murray State Sept. 27 at Lantz Arena.
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...

Column: Volleyball players improving despite tough season

Adam Tumino | The Daily Eastern News
Laurel Bailey rises up to swat down a spike to the opponents’ court. Eastern lost 3-0 to Austin Peay Sept. 28 in Lantz Arena.
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....

Murray State, Austin Peay atop OVC volleyball standings

Adam Tumino | The Daily Eastern News
Hannah Siege goes up for a kill in Eastern’s 3-0 loss to Austin Peay on Saturday at Lantz Arena.
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...

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