The Daily Eastern News

Volleyball team goes 1-2 over weekend

Laurel Bailey goes up for a kill against Alabama A&M on Friday at Lantz Arena. The Panthers won the match 3-0.

Sean Hastings and JJ Bullock, Sports Editor and Assistant Sports Editor

September 10, 2017

The Eastern volleyball team dominated to start the EIU Panther Classic with a quick sweep of Alabama A&M, but dropped the next two matches of the weekend to Chicago State and Western Illinois. Coach Sam Wolinski wanted the Panthers to stay strong on defense going into the weekend, and the Panth...

Top Cat: Lindsey Powers defying freshman odds

Freshman defensive specialist/libero Lindsey Powers leads the Panthers with 326 digs, averaging 3.33 per set. The first-year Panther has embraced her role as one of the younger leaders on the Eastern volleyball team.

Maher Kawash, Volleyball Reporter

November 1, 2016

  It can be agreed upon that balancing life out as a freshman in college is not only intimidating, but also utterly stressful. Between the pressure of doing well in classes, keeping up with your social life and maintaining good mental and physical health, it is a lot to handle for someone...

Volleyball team finds growth in loss

Lindsey Powers returns a serve while teammate Josie Winner backs her up in a 3-2 loss to Butler on Tuesday at Lantz Arena.

Maher Kawash, Volleyball Reporter

August 30, 2016

On a team with no seniors out of six newcomers, growth and improvement are focal points in any sport and especially volleyball. That was the case for the Eastern volleyball team Tuesday night as it fell to Butler in five sets. The Panthers played arguably their best match of the season thus far,...

Eastern volleyball team headed to OVC tournament

Sean Hastings, Sports Editor

November 18, 2015

The Eastern volleyball team’s regular season is over and it is time for the Ohio Valley Conference tournament in Murray, Ky. where the Panthers will play as the No. 3 seed. The Panthers finished the regular season with an 11-5 record and will be taking on No. 6 Tennessee Tech who finished with a...

Volleyball OVC tournament starts Thursday

Sean Hastings, Sports Editor

November 16, 2015

The regular season is over and now the top eight teams in the Ohio Valley Conference are headed to Murray, Ky for the conference tournament. Murray State won the conference with the best record and will be hosting the tournament for the second year in a row as the No. 1 seed. The Racers finished...

Eastern volleyball makes three-set comeback

Freshman Taylor Smith sets the ball in a match against Southern Illinois Edwardsville Wednesday night in Lantz Arena. Smith had 53 assists on the night.

Sean Hastings, Sports Editor

November 11, 2015

The Eastern volleyball team started the match losing the first two sets to Southern Illinois Edwardsville but after the ten-minute break, the Panthers came out and won three straight to win the match 3-2 (20-25, 22-25, 25-11, 27-25, 15-10). During the break, coach Sam Wolinski said she told the team...

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 traveling to SEMO, UT-Martin

Senior libero Stephanie Wallace prepares to serve the ball against UT Martin on October 16, 2015 in Lantz Arena. The Panthers won 3-1.

Ali Kissane, Staff Reporter

October 29, 2015

The Eastern volleyball team has won five matches in a row heading into its matches against Southeast Missouri and the University of Tennessee-Martin this weekend. The Panthers will start the weekend off by taking on Southeast Missouri on Friday and finish it by taking on University of Tennessee-Martin...

Eastern volleyball looking to continue win streak

Sean Hastings, Assistant Sports Editor

October 22, 2015

The Eastern volleyball has a three game win streak heading into the weekend as they will host Austin Peay on Friday and undefeated Murray State on Saturday. The Panthers took on both schools two weeks ago and found themselves on the winning end with Austin Peay but lost all three sets to Murray State. Eastern’s...

Panthers return home with winning momentum

Ali Kissane, Staff Reporter

October 14, 2015

The Eastern volleyball team returns home to Lantz Arena this weekend where they have not lost in Ohio Valley Conference play this season. The Panthers are 2-0 when playing in Lantz Arena and are excited to be back on their own court. They will start the weekend off by taking on the University of...

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...

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