Category: Volleyball

Volleyball ends 2013 season with loss to Southern Illinois in semifinals match

Eastern’s volleyball team ended its season with a 3-1 loss to Southern Illinois University Edwardsville in the OVC Tournament semifinals Nov. 22.

The Colonels dropped the first set 25-23, won the second 25-23, and lost the last two sets 25-21 and 25-18.

Senior Ashley Edmond contributed 13 digs and a match-high 19 kills, with junior Alexis Plagens right behind her with 10 kills. Junior Dena Ott had a match-high 23 digs.

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Murray defeats Colonels in final home volleyball match

In its last regular season game, Eastern’s volleyball team lost to the Murray State Racers Saturday, Nov. 16 in McBrayer Arena.

The Colonels lost by scores of 19-25, 25-22,19-25 and 16-25 in its senior night match.

“We didn’t play well. It’s been a really tough day,” head coach Lori Duncan said. “David Parke is a big part of our athletic administration team. He passed away this morning unexpectedly. We were not emotionally engaged and disciplined to stay with it, and when you’re not, you’re going to lose.”

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Colonels snap Morehead’s 36-match OVC win streak

With a victory over Morehead State University, Eastern earned its first win against the Eagles since 2006, breaking Morehead’s 36-match OVC winning streak.

“This game was very important to us,” junior Alexis Plagens said. “Since I’ve been here we haven’t beat Morehead and since our seniors have been here, they haven’t beaten Morehead.”

The Colonels won by scores of 20-25, 25-18, 25-12, 19-25 and 15-11, outblocking Morehead 7-6.

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