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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

Freshman outside and opposite hitter, Lilli Amettis (left), and junior libero and defensive Specialist Christina Martinez Mundo (right) celebrate with their team after scoring a point in the third set against the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Cougars at Lantz Arena Friday evening. The Panthers won 3-1 against the Cougars.

Amettis, Flynn lead volleyball team to first OVC win

Autumn Schulz, Sports Editor September 23, 2022

The Eastern volleyball team proved that their biggest weapon going into OVC play was being able to utilize players off its bench as freshman outside hitter Lilli Amettis led the team to a 3-1 win over...

Kaitlyn Flynn (right), sophomore outside hitter, sets the ball during volleyball practice Thursday afternoon at Lantz Arena. The Panthers will start OVC play against the Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville Cougars.

Volleyball team to play SIUE at home in first OVC matches

Autumn Schulz, Sports Editor September 22, 2022

The use of bench players is the Eastern volleyball team’s biggest weapon going into conference play tomorrow evening against SIUE.  According to coach Sara Thomas, being able to utilize each player...

Number 15 Giovana Larregui Lopez, a junior outside hitter, spikes the ball during the volleyball game against the Illinois State University Redbirds at Lantz Arena Wednesday evening. The Panthers lost 3-0 to the Redbirds.

Multiple Panther volleyball players ranked in the OVC

Autumn Schulz, Sports Editor September 21, 2022

The Eastern volleyball team will enter OVC play this Friday against SIUE and there are many players that have stood out this season. Offensively, the Panthers have a variety of players that have stepped...

Kaitlyn Flynn, a sophomore outside hitter, spikes the ball during volleyball practice Tuesday afternoon at Lantz Arena .

Volleyball team led by Flynn at Toledo Challenge

Autumn Schulz, Sports Editor September 19, 2022

Sophomore outside hitter Kaitlyn Flynn’s 17 kills against Duquesne led the Eastern Volleyball team to a 1-1 weekend at the Toledo Challenge.  The Panthers took on the Dukes in the second match of...

Number 11 Kaitlyn Flynn, a sophomore outside hitter,  spikes the ball during the volleyball game against the Illinois State University Redbirds at Lantz Arena Wednesday evening. The Panthers lost 3-0 to the Redbirds.

Volleyball team loses 3-0 to No. 25 Fighting Illini

Autumn Schulz, Sports Editor September 14, 2022

The Eastern volleyball team lost 3-0 to No. 25 Illinois Wednesday night in Lantz Arena, dropping the last two sets by two and three points, respectively. The Panthers are now 5-6 overall and in fourth...

Kaitlyn Flynn, a sophomore outside hitter, spikes the ball during volleyball practice Tuesday afternoon at Lantz Arena .

Volleyball team to play No. 25 Fighting Illini at home

Autumn Schulz, Sports Editor September 13, 2022

The Eastern volleyball team will take on No.25 Illinois for its second home game of the season Wednesday at 7 p.m.   The Panthers are coming off a 3-0 weekend at the Geri Polvino Invitational where...

Players meet up after a successful play during the match against the Western Illinois University Leathernecks Tuesday evening at Lantz Arena. The Panthers lost 3-0 to the Leathernecks.

Volleyball team wins Geri Polvino Invitational

Autumn Schulz, Sports Editor September 12, 2022

Sophomore outside hitter Kaitlyn Flynn led the Eastern volleyball team to win the Geri Polvino Invitational 3-0 over the weekend after posting 63 kills in three matches.   Flynn’s performance earned...

Junior Libero Christina Martinez Mundo, bumps the ball during the volleyball game against the Western Illinois University Leathernecks Tuesday evening at Lantz Arena. Martinez Mundo had 3 spikes.

Volleyball team drops home opener to Leathernecks

Autumn Schulz, Sports Editor September 6, 2022

The Eastern volleyball team dropped their home opener to Western Illinois 3-0 in Lantz Arena Tuesday evening after errors haunted them throughout the match.  The Panthers are now 2-5 overall and sit...

The Eastern volleyball team celebrate a kill from Emily Wilcox (left) in a match against Indiana State on Sept. 19 in Lantz Arena. The Panthers lost the match 3-1.

Volleyball team heads to Windy City Invitational

Autumn Schulz, Sports Editor September 1, 2022

The Eastern volleyball team will look to build on its success from last weekend as it will head to the Windy City Invitational with the first match set to begin Thursday at 6:30 p.m. against UIC.   Last...

Members of the Eastern volleyball team celebrate from the bench during a match against IUPUI on Aug. 27 in Lantz Arena. The Panthers won the match 3-0. The victory was the first of a three-match winning streak for the Panthers to open the season.

Lopez, Collins have three double-double matches at Butler Top Dawg Tournament

Autumn Schulz, Sports Editor August 29, 2022

The Eastern volleyball team had two players post a double-double in each match at the Butler Top Dawg Tournament over the weekend to help the Panthers to a 2-1 victory.   Junior outside hitters Giovana...

Summerlyn Smith, a senior setter, regroups with her team after a play during their exhibition game against University of Missouri- St. Louis on Saturday afternoon at Lantz Arena.

Volleyball team to open season at Butler Top Dawg Tournament

Autumn Schulz, Sports Editor August 25, 2022

The Eastern volleyball team will open its 2022 season on the road at the Butler Top Dawg Tournament in Indianapolis, Ind. Friday morning.  The Panthers will play in the first match of the tournament...

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