The Daily Eastern News

Volleyball goes winless over weekend, still searching for first conference win

Adam Tumino | The Daily Eastern News
Madison Cunningham yells commands at her teammate, Kylie Michael, while Michael attempts to make a bump pass. Eastern lost 3-0 to Murray State Sept. 27 at Lantz Arena.

Adam Tumino, Volleyball Reporter

October 13, 2019

For the third straight week to begin conference play, the Eastern volleyball team lost a pair of OVC matches in straight sets. The Panthers (1-17, 0-6) have lost all 18 sets against OVC teams this season after winning their last match of the non-conference schedule against Robert Morris Sept. 21. Th...

Women’s soccer ties, loses in conference openers

Tom O'Connor, Women's Soccer Reporter

September 22, 2019

Removed from the diversions of exhibition matches and non-conference opponents, the Panthers have not always been particularly equipped at handling Tennessee-Martin, Southeast Missouri or any other Ohio Valley Conference team on the opening weekend of conference play. Each year Eastern plays its f...

Wallace named to all-OVC 1st team

Eastern's Josiah Wallace plays defense on Tennessee-Martin's Kevin Little in the first half of Eastern's 78-71 loss to the Skyhawks Wednesday night in Evansville. Wallace was named first-team all-conference and is making his first appearance in the conference tournament.

JJ Bullock, Sports Editor

March 7, 2019

EVANSVILLE, Ind. — On Tuesday Eastern sophomore Josiah Wallace was named to the all-OVC first team, an honor he achieved after averaging 15.2 points per game for the Eastern men’s basketball team this season. While the honor was great, Wallace on Wednesday night stepped onto the court for Eastern...

Tournament Knockout: Eastern falls to Tennessee-Martin 78-71 in 1st round

Eastern guard Mack Smith takes a shot in Eastern's 78-71 loss to Tennessee-Martin Wednesday night in Evansville.

Dillan Schorfheide, Assistant Sports Editor

March 7, 2019

EVANSVILLE, Ind. — The Eastern men’s basketball team’s offense is in its most lethal form when its three-point shots are falling and Josiah Wallace and Mack Smith are scoring. Wednesday, both of those things happened and the Eastern offense thrived, but only in the first half. The second hal...

Late loss by Eastern looked familiar

Eastern's Kashawn Charles surveys the court in Eastern's 78-71 loss against Tennessee-Martin Wednesday night in Evansville.

JJ Bullock, Sports Editor

March 7, 2019

EVANSVILLE, Ind. — On Feb. 28 the Eastern men’s basketball team led Jacksonville State 64-57 with three minutes to play in the second half of a game that would be ever important to the seeding of the conference tournament. A few late mistakes in regulation and in the two subsequent overtime period...

Panthers split doubleheader with Tennessee-Martin

Senior Jessica Wireman throws a pitch in Eastern’s win over Indiana State April 5 at Williams Field. The Panthers split their doubleheader with Tennessee-Martin Saturday.

Sean Hastings, Sports Editor

April 15, 2018

It took seven games, but an OVC team finally got the best of the Eastern softball team, snapping its 10-game win streak, which dated all the way back to March 15 because of a plethora of rainouts. Eastern was 6-0 heading into a doubleheader with Tennessee-Martin. The Panthers held a 3-0 lead thro...

Softball team with 2 doubleheaders

Sean Hastings, Sports Editor

April 12, 2018

Coach Kim Schuette called junior Kayla Bear’s diving catch in left center field in the seventh inning of the first game Wednesday against Southeast Missouri the best she has seen on that field. No one was on base and the Panthers were already up 4-1, but it showed another bright spot that Eastern’s ...

Bright future ahead for freshman guard Steele

Tom O'Connor, Basketball Columnist

January 18, 2018

Eastern women’s basketball coach Matt Bollant has planted the seeds for freshmen Taylor Steele to reach her potential as a guard for the Panthers After a game in which the Panthers lost to Tennessee-Martin 44-72, Bollant praised Steele for her sense of clairvoyance on the basketball court, recognizin...

Panthers collapse in 2nd half, lose 72-44

Freshmen Karle Pace dribbles the ball upcourt in Eastern’s 72-44 loss against Tennessee-Martin at Lantz Arena Thursday. Pace scored five points in the game.

JJ Bullock, Assistant Sports Editor

January 18, 2018

Eastern head coach Matt Bollant was not shy in saying he needed more production from his team’s veteran players in what was one of Eastern’s worse losses of the season Thursday at Lantz Arena. All it took was a big third-quarter from Tennessee-Martin and suddenly its match with Eastern was a totally ...

Volleyball wins, loses over weekend

Senior Allie Hueston (9) records the block against Jacksonville State in Eastern’s win Oct. 21 in Lantz Arena. The Panthers play Southern Illinois-Edwardsville Thursday in the first round of the OVC Tournament.

Kaitlin Cordes, Volleyball Reporter

November 12, 2017

The Eastern volleyball team notched one more win for the season before starting Ohio Valley Conference tournament play. The Panthers took a win over Tennessee-Martin Friday in four sets (20-25, 25-13, 25-21, 25-20). This marks the second time Eastern defeated the Skyhawks this season as the Panther...

Volleyball team set for final matches

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.

Kaitlin Cordes, Volleyball Reporter

November 9, 2017

The Eastern volleyball team plays its final two regular season matches this weekend. The Panthers will compete with Tennessee-Martin for the second time this season Friday night on the Skyhawks’ home court. Eastern pushed Tennessee-Martin to four sets in the two teams’ last meeting, trumping the Skyhawks 3-1...

“Playoffs” begin Saturday for Eastern

Junior running back Isaiah Johnson takes a handoff to the left side in the Panthers’ 24-23 win over Tennessee Tech Oct. 7 at O’Brien Field. Eastern is on the road this week at Tennessee-Martin.

Sean Hastings, Sports Editor

October 26, 2017

The Panthers are in the same position as last year— starting the “playoffs” four weeks early, with three games left on their schedule. Eastern’s “first round game” is against Tennessee-Martin Saturday on the road. Following their loss last week to Jacksonville State, the Panthers are i...

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