The Daily Eastern News

Panthers close resurgent season with win

Adam Tumino, Women’s Basketball Reporter

March 1, 2020

It turns out a win against Southern Illinois Edwardsville Saturday was not needed for the Eastern women’s basketball team to clinch the four seed in the upcoming OVC tournament, but the Panthers got the win anyway. They beat the Cougars 65-62, giving them a 12-6 conference record just two years after p...

Morehead State knocks off SIUE, takes aim at Austin Peay

Dillan Schorfheide, Assistant Sports Editor

March 7, 2019

EVANSVILLE, Ind. — Defeating Southern Illinois Edwardsville in the first round of the OVC tournament is not something to brag about. But, nonetheless, Morehead State did so by a 72-68 score. The score is not even that impressive, but the fifth-seeded Morehead State got the job done and now faces fourth...

Softball team loses against SIUE on 2 walk offs

Freshman Megan Burton connects with the ball in the Panthers’ win over Southeast Missouri April 11. Eastern lost both games to Southern Illinois-Edwardsville Tuesday on the road.

Sean Hastings, Sports Editor

April 17, 2018

In game one of the Eastern softball team’s doubleheader against Southern Illinois-Edwardsville, the Panthers took a three-run lead into the seventh just to see it slip away and lose 5-4 on a walk-off single by Kalei Kaneshiro. Fast-forward seven innings into game two, and a different story, same outcome. Easter...

Eastern handles Cougars 6-1 in tennis

Dillan Schorfheide, Women's Tennis Reporter

March 20, 2018

With a 6-1 victory over Southern Illinois Edwardsville Tuesday, Eastern’s women’s tennis team won its second straight OVC match to start conference play 2-0 this spring. Last year, Southern Illinois Edwardsville (0-13, 0-2) defeated Eastern (8-9, 2-0) by the same 6-1 score en route to the Cougar...

Panthers escape with big road win

Junior Jajuan Starks jumps into the lane before going up for a layup in Eastern’s 75-56 loss to Jacksonville State in Lantz Arena. Eastern won 78-74 over Southern Illinois Edwardsville Thursday on the road.

Maher Kawash, Men's Basketball Reporter

February 8, 2018

The Eastern men’s basketball team is starting to adjust its play to overcome difficult obstacles, and that was enough for a 78-74 road win against Southern Illinois Edwardsville Thursday night. The Panthers continue to hang onto being tied for that eighth and final spot of the Ohio Valley Confer...

Smith finds niche on women’s basketball team

Kaitlin Cordes, Women's Basketball Reporter

February 6, 2018

The Eastern women’s basketball team has a rare Wednesday night game this week. The Panthers take on Southern Illinois – Edwardsville on the road. For a majority of the season, Eastern has had Thursday and Saturday games. At 1-11 in conference games and last place in the OVC, a trip to the tournament is tou...

Volleyball team pulls off upset

Anne Hughes gets ready to dig the ball in the Panthers’ 3-2 win over Jacksonville State Oct. 21 in Lantz Arena. Eastern is on the road at Southeast Missouri Saturday.

Maher Kawash, Volleyball Reporter

November 16, 2017

Oh what a difference a year can make. The Eastern volleyball team has come full circle from last season when it won just five games all year, but now the Panthers are making some history. Eastern had the odds against it heading into its first round match of the OVC tournament against No. 2 Southern Illinois- ...

Volleyball opens OVC Tournament

Freshman Laurel Bailey gets the kill against Alabama A&M Sept. 7 in Lantz Arena. Bailey was second on the team in kills with 24 in the regular season.Eastern starts the OVC Tournament Thursday against Southern Illinois – Edwardsville.

Tom O'Connor, Volleyball Reporter

November 15, 2017

The Eastern volleyball team will launch a playoff run Thursday, as the No. 7 Panthers (14-14) play No. 2 Southern Illinois – Edwardsville (13-3) in the first round of the OVC Tournament. Both matches against the Cougars during the regular season culminated in defeat, a trend the Panthers intend to ...

Panthers set for mid-week OVC matchup

Freshman Lexi May (left), senior Allie Hueston (middle) and senior Maria Brown go up for the block against Austin Peay’s attack. The Panthers lost in straight sets friday in Lantz Arena.

Sean Hastings, Sports Editor

October 31, 2017

With a tight OVC race, a pair of losses last weekend for the Eastern volleyball team makes the race even tighter. Eastern lost to Austin Peay and Murray State Friday and Saturday. Austin Peay is the top team in the conference and the Racers are currently fourth in the conference. When the season...

Volleyball to host Edwardsville

Eastern’s Abby Knight and Laurel Bailey jump up over the net to block a shot by an opponent from Alabama A&M on September 8th at Lantz Arena. Eastern won the match three sets to 0.

Kaitlin Cordes, Volleyball Reporter

September 26, 2017

The Eastern volleyball team will get a taste of home Ohio Valley Conference action Wednesday when it hosts Southern Illinois-Edwardsville. The Panthers got off to a rocky start in conference play, as they dropped matches against Murray State and Austin Peay last weekend. SIUE mirrored Eastern’s c...

Women’s soccer team with tough stretch

Senior Madi Fisher dribbles past a Fort Wayne player in the Panthers’ 3-2 double overtime win Sept. 8 at Lakeside Field. Eastern continues OVC play this weekend.

Dillan Schorfheide, Women's Soccer Reporter

September 21, 2017

Eastern’s women’s soccer team lost its first conference match of the season to Southern Illinois Edwardsville 3-0, one of two losses in the team’s scoreless weekend. With conference matches on Friday and Sunday, the team is trying to find momentum it recently lost. Redshirt senior midfielder/forward Emma Scar...

Panthers host first OVC match Sunday

The women’s soccer team celebrates a goal in the Panthers’ 3-2 double OT win over Fort Wayne Sept. 8. Eastern has its OVC opener at home Sunday afternoon.

Dillan Schorfheide, Women's Soccer Reporter

September 14, 2017

Eastern’s women’s soccer team has its first conference match of the season Sunday against Southern Illinois Edwardsville. The match will be the sixth home match for the Panthers, and it will be the second OVC match for the Cougars. Both teams up to this point have been preparing for the confer...

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