The Daily Eastern News

Column: Panther volleyball far from what it was one year ago

Maher Kawash, Volleyball Reporter

October 24, 2016

On Oct. 24, 2015 the Eastern volleyball team knocked off undefeated Murray State for its eighth win in the Ohio Valley Conference. One year removed from that monumental win, the Panthers look like a completely different team. Most teams in sports are forced to go through growing pains or a rebu...

Eastern volleyball up and down in weekend matches

Maher Kawash, Volleyball Reporter

October 23, 2016

The Eastern volleyball team had an opportunity to make up some ground in the conference standings over the weekend, but was unable to take full advantage of that. The Panthers returned to action with back-to-back road matches against Jacksonville State Friday followed by Tennessee Tech Saturd...

Panther volleyball team returns to road

Maher Kawash, Volleyball Reporter

October 20, 2016

The Eastern volleyball team is last in the Ohio Valley Conference standings heading into the weekend, but has an opportunity to turn that around. The Panthers return to action Friday night with the first of two road conference matches this weekend. Eastern faces a 5-3 Jacksonville State team to st...

Panthers fall in first OVC match

Maher Kawash, Volleyball Reporter

September 21, 2016

  After earning just three wins in its first 14 matches, the Eastern volleyball team faced an opportunity to start over with the start of conference play. But the Panthers got off to a rough start, and it was not particularly close. Eastern opened its Ohio Valley Conference slate of the...

Smith brings one year of experience to help Panthers

Sean Hastings, Sports Editor

August 30, 2016

There is not one senior on the Eastern volleyball team, which means players are looking for guidance from younger teammates, including sophomore Taylor Smith and junior Maria Brown. Red-shirt junior Josie Winner is the oldest player on the team, but still has only two years of experience coming into...

Eastern volleyball nears season’s end

Sean Hastings, Sports Editor

November 9, 2015

The season is winding down for the Eastern volleyball as they only have two more matches before they head to the Ohio Valley Conference tournament Nov. 19. All season long the Panthers have been preparing for the OVC tournament, although the hope of hosting it is not going to happen, they will be...

Volleyball team in third for OVC late in season

Sean Hastings, Sports Editor

November 4, 2015

The Eastern volleyball team has four matches left in the regular season and is currently in third place in the Ohio Valley Conference standings behind Belmont and first place Murray State. Eastern is 9-3 on the season with one of those wins coming against Murray State who had not lost a match and...

Panther volleyball team breaks losing streak

Sean Hastings, Assistant Sports Editor

October 12, 2015

The Eastern volleyball team split a pair of matches over the weekend after dropping in straight sets to Murray State Friday and then defeating Austin Peay in straight sets Saturday. Austin Peay has really struggled to get in the win column, as they were 0-4 prior to losing to the Panthers Saturday. Even...

Eastern volleyball sits in 2nd place in OVC

Sean Hastings, Assistant Sports Editor

October 5, 2015

The Eastern volleyball team lost its first match of Ohio Valley Conference play Friday 3-1 to Belmont University. Leading up to the match the Panthers had only lost one out of nine sets played contributing to that 3-0 record. The Panthers dominated Tennessee Tech and Jacksonville State to open...

Eastern volleyball team wins 3rd straight game

Sean Hastings, Assistant Sports Editor

September 30, 2015

The Eastern volleyball team continued its success Wednesday to improve to 3-0 when they defeated the Southern Illinois-Edwardsville Cougars 3-1. The Panthers started the season 2-0 after defeating Tennessee Tech and Jacksonville State and coach Sam Wolinski called this game against SIUE ‘a gut check.’ “I...

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