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

The student news site of Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois.

The Daily Eastern News

Christina Martinez Mundo attempts to spike the ball over the net at the beach volleyball match against Missouri Baptist University Monday afternoon in Sister City Park.

EIU beach volleyball unable to get win on senior night

Aidan Cusack, Sports Reporter April 10, 2024

Eastern fell to Lindenwood University’s beach volleyball team in a 3-2 scrap Wednesday afternoon at Sister City Park. The town of Charleston showed out for Eastern’s lone home game, as Sister City...

Head Volleyball Coach Sara Thomas speaks to each of her seniors impact on her and the team for this season during the after-game press conference for their first NCAA tournament appearance since 2001. Thomas said she will sad to see some players who have been with her since she started coaching at Eastern leave this year.

EIU eliminated from NCAA tournament

Zaria Flippin, Sports Editor November 30, 2023

The Golden Eagles went on a 10-2 run to close out the third and final set of the match to knock off the Panthers in their first NCAA Tournament appearance in 22 years on Thursday evening in Lafayette,...

Easterns volleyball team celebrate their 3-0 win against the University of Missouri Thursday night.

EIU Volleyball clinches NCAA Tournament spot

Zaria Flippin and Maurice Phipps November 22, 2023

2001 was the last time the Panthers went dancing in the NCAA Tournament. 22 years later, after sweeping the Southeast Missouri Redhawks 3-0 on Wednesday evening in Grongier Arena, Eastern won the Ohio...

From left, sophomore setter Catalina Rochaix and senior outside hitter Giovana Larregui López celebrate after scoring a point during the volleyball against Morehead State Thursday evening at Lantz Arena. Rochaix led the team with 34 assists and had two digs. López led the Panthers with 13 kills and 15 points.

EIU Volleyball advances to semifinals after 3-0 victory

Maurice Phipps, Sports Reporter November 20, 2023

Eastern’s volleyball team had a dominant victory over the eight seeded Little Rock Trojans in the first round of the Ohio Valley Conference tournament. The victory would start off with the Panthers...

Outside hitter/opposite Lilli Amettis (14), and middle blocker Julia Stanev (17) attempt to block the ball. The Panthers won 3-1 against Western Illinois Leathernecks.

EIU clinches first seed in OVC tournament

Aidan Cusack, Sports Reporter November 15, 2023

Eastern volleyball has clinched the first seed in the Ohio Valley Conference playoffs after beating the Western Illinois Leathernecks 3-1. The last time the Panthers clinched the first seed was in 1998. “There's...

Head Coach Sara Thomas, instructs volleyball players during practice on Wednesday afternoon at Lantz Arena. The team will play in the EIU Panther Classic against University of Louisiana Monroe, Akron University and Valparaiso University.

Sara Thomas keeps improving

Cameron Thomas, Sports Reporter October 18, 2023

In Head Coach Sara Thomas’ career at Eastern she has improved every year. Thomas took over as Eastern’s Volleyball coach in 2019. Thomas’ first season came during the shortened pandemic in...

Senior outside hitter Giovana Larregui López jumps in the air to successfully kill the ball against Morehead State Thursday evening at Lantz Arena. López led the Panthers with 13 kills and 15 points. The Panthers shutout Morehead 3-0 with sets of 25-16, 25-17 and 25-20.

Panthers shutout Eagles to improve to 5-0 in the OVC

Autumn Schulz, Senior Sports Reporter October 5, 2023

The Eastern Illinois volleyball team improved its win-streak to five in a row over the Morehead State University Eagles with a 3-0 win Thursday evening at Lantz Arena. The Panthers are now 5-0 in...

During Eastern Illinois University the Panthers won 3-2 against University of Southern Indiana Eagles at Lantz Arena Monday Night.

Panthers hold off Screaming Eagles in first conference game of the season

Aidan Cusack, Sports Reporter September 18, 2023

The EIU Panthers beat the University of Southern Indiana Screaming Eagles 3-2 in an overtime thriller Monday evening at Lantz Arena. The Panthers won in the fifth set 15-10. This win puts EIU at 11-1...

Easterns volleyball team get ready to run under the fan tunnel before the start of their game vs. University of Missouri. The Panthers won 3-0 against the Tigers Thursday night.

Takeaways from Panthers before volleyball conference play

Zaria Flippin, Sports Editor September 18, 2023

Eastern volleyball is heading into the Ohio Valley Conference with a 10-1 non-conference record. Here are some takeaways about the Panthers’ performance in their first 11 games of the season: ...

Outside hitter Tori Mohesky hits the ball over the net during the volleyball game against the University of Missouri Tigers Friday afternoon at Lantz Arena. The Panthers lost 3-1. Mohesky had one kill and two points.

Tigers hand Panthers first loss of the season

Maurice Phipps, Sports Reporter September 15, 2023

The Eastern Illinois Panthers hosted the University of Missouri Tigers’ volleyball team on Friday afternoon. This was the second consecutive match between the two teams, with the previous match being...

The EIU volleyball team and their coach Sara Thomas all put their hands together in support for each other before going back out onto the court Friday night in Lantz Arena.

‘That was pretty magical’ Thomas says about the 11-0 run to help Eastern top Valparaiso

Zaria Flippin, Sports Editor August 26, 2023

Head coach Sara Thomas and the Panthers are 2-0 after winning both games on Friday in Lantz Arena. On the first day of the EIU Panther Classic, Eastern beat the University of Louisiana-Monroe 3-0, and...

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