June 14, 2024
Beach Volleyball Heads To OVC Weekend At Chattanooga

Eastern Illinois (-1, -0 OVC) vs. Tennessee Tech (2-2, – OVC)
Friday, Mar. 24, 9:00 a.m. CT

Eastern Illinois vs. UT Martin (6-6, – OVC)
Friday, Mar. 24, 1:00 p.m. CT

Eastern Illinois vs. Morehead Point out (4-2, – OVC)
Saturday, Mar. 25, 7:00 a.m. CT

Eastern Illinois at Chattanooga (4-3, – OVC)
Saturday, Mar. 25, 1:00 p.m. CT

All matches will be held at the UTC Beach Volleyball Facility in Chattanooga, Tenn.

ON-Tap: Jap Illinois seashore volleyball proceeds their year with the initial of two Ohio Valley Meeting Weekends they will have during the 2023 marketing campaign. EIU together with the other five OVC groups will travel to Chattanooga to engage in four matches.

Jap Illinois will open up up with seashore volleyball newcomer Tennessee Tech on Friday early morning adopted by an afternoon match towards UT Martin. EIU will then start their Saturday morning early with a 7:00 a.m. commence vs. Morehead Point out. The Panthers will finish the weekend playing the host staff, Chattanooga, at 1:00 p.m.

OVC PRESEASON STANDINGS: UT Martin was chosen to finish initial in the OVC immediately after earning 10 of the 12 to start with-location votes by head coaches and interaction administrators. The Skyhawks received their initially at any time OVC Championship very last season following likely 17-9 with a 6-2 OVC record.

Chattanooga finished 2nd in the voting after securing two 1st-position votes. Morehead Point out was picked to finish just in entrance of the Panthers at a few whilst very first-year systems Tennessee Tech and Lindenwood exactly where picked to finish fifth and sixth respectively.

Jap Illinois was selected to complete fourth in the Ohio Valley Conference all through the 2023 Seashore Volleyball time. The Panthers concluded in fifth final season during their inaugural season.

Previous TIME OUT: Seashore Volleyball experienced a tough fought loss in the initial and only match of the season before this year against Missouri Baptist. It also marked the to start with at any time household match in Eastern Illinois record. EIU will have two extra house matches this season.

Jap was capable to get their initially established gain of the season after the selection four pair of Catalina Rochaix and Kate Dean powered to a two set sweep of the Spartans. It marked the first profession seashore earn for Dean as Rochaix played for the duration of the inaugural year. Established scores ended up: 21-16 and 21-13.

The quantity two duo of Kaitlyn Flynn and Sylvia Hasz picked up EIU’s 2nd position of the afternoon right after picking up a 3 set acquire. Right after trailing 7-11 in the final set, Flynn and Hasz went on a run to acquire the final set. The scores had been: 21-17, 15-21, 16-14.

UP Subsequent: Just after competing in the initially OVC Weekend of the time, the Panthers will return to Sister Town Park in Charleston to faceoff versus McKendree on Tuesday, March 28 at 1 p.m. For far more updates follow all season prolonged at eiupanthers.com.

HEAD Mentor: Sara Thomas enters her 1st season as the seashore volleyball head mentor at Japanese Illinois University. She was formerly an assistant for beach volleyball final season. Thomas is the head indoor volleyball coach in her 3rd period at EIU. She completed past period with a 16-16 record on her way to the fourth seed in the Ohio Valley Meeting event. EIU posted their most wins in a period due to the fact 2015. Thomas also coached the third OVC Participant of the 12 months in Jap Illinois with newcomer Giovana Larregui Lopez. Lopez was also the 2nd participant in EIU record to gain AVCA All-American honorable point out. Kaitlyn Flynn along with Lopez were being chosen to the very first team All-OVC workforce with libero Christina Martinez Mundo also earning next group.Thomas is assisted by Ignacio Valdemoros.