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Highs and lows from an eventful year of EWU athletics

Highs and lows from an eventful year of EWU athletics

June 8, 2020

The wildly eventful, usually unpredictable and never expected school year that has occurred around the country in 2019-20 extends to EWU athletics. In...

The EWU Football team will be not playing in the fall, but will be moving their season to the spring of 2021.

UPDATED: Fall sports filled with uncertainty at EWU

May 25, 2020

In a normal world, fall sports would be getting under way in the next few months. But the world is anything but normal right now, and as a result, unc...

Sophomore Ashlyn Blotzer jumps to the ball during EWU's 0-3 loss to Portland State.

Volleyball struggles carry over from 2018

October 5, 2019

The EWU volleyball team (0-2, 2-11) lost 19 straight matches to end the 2018 season, a streak that included an 0-18 Big Sky Conference record.  Thr...

The EWU volleyball team awaits a serve from Sacramento State on Oct. 6. The Eagles lost the match 3-0.

EWU Volleyball falls in straight sets again

October 7, 2018

The EWU volleyball team continued its rough season on Saturday with a 0-3 loss to Sacramento State (22-25, 14-25, 11-25). EWU is now 0-5 in Big Sky Conference play...

Sophomore Libero Puaoolelagi Sau prepares to serve in EWU's 3-2 loss to Portland State on Oct. 4. EWU is now 0-5 in Big Sky Conference play.

Eags rely on grit to advance in Big Sky Conference

October 5, 2018

It’s been a difficult start to conference play for the EWU volleyball team under first-year head coach Leslie Flores-Cloud. The Eagles sit at 8-9 overa...

New head coach Leslie Flores-Cloud and Kaitlin Sugai confer during EWU's home opener against the Vandals. Sugai led the team with seven kills in the loss.

New coach Flores-Cloud brings fresh mindset to EWU Volleyball

September 19, 2018

The 2017 season was not an easy one for EWU volleyball. The Eagles went 7-18, lost 10 out of their last 11 games and missed the postseason. Despite only...

The Eagles lost to the University of Idaho Vandals in the Big Sky Conference opening match

EWU Volleyball loses Big Sky opening match

September 19, 2018

The EWU volleyball team opened BSC play on Tuesday with a 3-0 loss to Idaho. The loss was EWU head coach Leslie Flores-Cloud’s first home match. EWU starte...

Michael King, former EWU head volleyball coach, addresses the team at a home match last season. King, along with assistant coach Nathan Fristed, was dismissed on March 27 following a university investigation | Bailey Monteith for The Easterner

New details emerge in EWU volleyball coaches firing

May 16, 2018

On March 27, EWU volleyball coaches Michael King and Nathan Fristed were relieved of their duties by then-interim athletic director Lynn Hickey. Hickey, w...

(Left to right) Head coach Michael King poses with seniors Megan LaFond, Ashley Seiler and Chloe Weber on Senior Night. The trio went out with a victory over the University of Northern Colorado on Nov. 3 | Mckenzie Ford for The Easterner

EWU volleyball snaps eight game losing streak with home win on Senior Night

November 9, 2017

EWU volleyball finished the home portion of their season on a positive note on Friday, Nov. 3. EWU defeated the University of Northern Colorado in five se...

EWU volleyball's descent continues with pair of home losses

EWU volleyball’s descent continues with pair of home losses

October 29, 2017

The EWU women’s volleyball team dropped two games against Big Sky Conference teams this week. On Thursday, Oct. 19, the Eagles got swept by Portland St...

Volleyball prepares before a recent match. Photo courtesy of Ron Swords.

EWU volleyball splits a pair on the road

October 11, 2017

The EWU women’s volleyball team has had a challenging start to their season. They played nine of their first 11 games on the road, and the numbers go...

EWU volleyball splits a pair of matches against Idaho on roadtrip

By Brandon Cline, Sports Editor

October 20, 2016

The EWU volleyball team split a pair of weekend matches in Idaho, falling in three sets to the Idaho State Bengals on October 13, while defeating the Idaho Vandals on October 15. In the match against the Bengals, the Eagles played a tight first two sets, falling 23-25 in each of them, while the Bengals won a relatively easy third set by a score of 25-19. Junior setter...

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