The Daily Eastern News

Volleyball confident after home wins

Volleyball confident after home wins

Kaitlin Cordes, Volleyball Reporter

August 29, 2017

The Eastern volleyball team started its season on a high note, and it is all thanks to the team’s hard work and positive attitude. Freshman Laurel Bailey said last weekend’s wins are important to her team because it means all of the extra work she and her teammates have done paid off. “I thi...

Volleyball starts the season with home tourney

Volleyball starts the season with home tourney

Kaitlin Cordes, Volleyball Reporter

August 24, 2017

The volleyball team opens their season with a two-day home tournament Friday and Saturday. The Panthers will compete in the round-robin tournament with Green Bay, University of Memphis and Bradley University, with Eastern opening its tournament play against Green Bay Friday at 7 p.m. in Lantz Arena. ...

Depth important for volleyball team

Kaitlin Cordes, Volleyball Reporter

August 22, 2017

Depth at a variety of positions will be the key to the 2017 Eastern volleyball season. With the roster stacked with 20 players, Coach Sam Wolinski said she has multiple lineup options for gameplay. With the addition of five freshmen and a transfer sophomore and the return of seasoned veterans, Wolinski s...

Volleyball team’s comeback falls short on Saturday

Maher Kawash, Volleyball Reporter

August 20, 2017

The Eastern volleyball team returned to the court for some exhibition play over the weekend, but had its comeback attempt stifled in a five-set loss. IUPUI was the opponent at hand and it was a slow start that plagued the Panthers, which comes as a similar trend from their struggles last season. The f...

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...

Volleyball team to begin OVC play at Edwardsville

Maher Kawash, Volleyball Reporter

September 20, 2016

  It is not how you start; it is how you finish. That is what the Eastern volleyball will hope to follow as it closes the book on the non-conference slate of its schedule. The Panthers knew there would be growing pains as they came into the season with no seniors, and that has been t...

Volleyball team finishes up non-conference play

Volleyball team finishes up non-conference play

Maher Kawash, Volleyball Reporter

September 18, 2016

It was all or nothing for the Eastern volleyball team the past few days as it wrapped up the final weekend of non-conference play for the season. The Panthers showed two sides in the tournament, winning one match in straight sets but also losing two in straight sets. The tournament took place in...

Volleyball team wraps up non-conference play in Mississippi tournament

Maher Kawash, Volleyball Reporter

September 15, 2016

  Non-conference play gives teams in any sport a chance to see where they stack up against the rest of the playing field. And that hasn’t panned out very well for a young Eastern volleyball team. The Panthers have just two wins in their first 11 matches of the season, but have a chance...

Young volleyball team finding its way

Young volleyball team finding its way

Maher Kawash, Volleyball Reporter

September 5, 2016

  After two more losses to start the weekend tournament in Memphis, the Panthers were 0-6 with one game left and one more chance to find that first win of the season. They responded in convincing fashion by taking advantage of another winless team in Jackson State. Eastern finished its...

Furlin defies odds, sets a new standard for setbacks

Furlin defies odds, sets a new standard for setbacks

Maria Baldwin, Features Reporter

August 31, 2016

To many athletes, having a setback can allow them to grow and become a stronger and versatile athlete. For Gina Furlin, a redshirt freshman on the volleyball team, her setback caused her to completely reinvent the way she played on the volleyball court, and was almost fatal. Furlin redshirted her...

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...

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