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Collegiate update: Eastern Illinois volleyball ends season with loss

Bailey Chandler collected 27 assists, three digs and three kills for Eastern Illinois University’s volleyball team Monday in a 25-16, 25-16, 25-21 loss at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville to close out her junior season.


Chandler, a Triton Central graduate, and the Panthers finished the season 2-14.


On Sunday, Chandler had 34 assists and four digs in a 25-21, 25-23, 25-19 loss to SIUE.


Here is a look at other collegiate athletes competing at the collegiate level.



Erin Diemer


The Shelbyville graduate finished third in the pole vault competition for Southern Illinois University at the Ole Miss Classic in Oxford, Mississippi.


Diemer cleared an outdoor meet career best 12 feet, eight inches to move up to seventh all-time at SIU.


Zaleeya Martin


The Shelbyville graduate finished second in the 100 meter dash (13.14 seconds), third in the 200 (27.93), sixth in the long jump (15-9.75) and third in the 400 meter relay Saturday for Hanover College in the DePauw Quad Meet in Greencastle, Indiana.



TeAnn Bringle


The Shelbyville graduate went 3-for-5 at the plate for Indiana State University’s softball team in a Missouri Valley Conference three-game series against Northern Iowa.


The Sycamores lost game one Saturday, 6-4. Bringle had a pinch-hit single in the fifth inning that drove in a run. She was 0-for-1 in Indiana State’s 3-2 loss in game two.


On Sunday, Bringle was 2-for-3 with a double in the Sycamores’ 2-0 victory at Price Field in Terre Haute.


Indiana State traveled to Butler University Tuesday and suffered a 3-0 loss. Bringle was 1-for-3 with a double.


Indiana State is 7-16 this season.


Logan Young


The Shelbyville graduate went 7-for-11 at the plate in Indiana University South Bend’s three-game sweep of Calumet College of St. Joseph.


The Titans won game one Sunday, 10-3. Young was 1-for-3 with a walk, two stolen bases and two runs scored.


In game two’s 11-0 victory, Young was 3-for-4 with a triple, a stolen base and two runs scored.


Young again went 3-for-4 Monday in an 11-1 win. He finished the series for four runs batted in.


The Titans improved to 10-13 this season with the sweep and are 6-3 in Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference contests.


Carson Macklin


The Shelbyville graduate logged 46 minutes on March 24 for Defiance College’s men’s soccer team and had one shot in a 2-0 win over Mount St. Joseph.


The Yellow Jackets suffered a 3-2 loss at Transylvania University Saturday to fall to 3-4-1 this season.



Damon Lux


The Shelbyville graduate went 0-for-3 at the plate as the designated hitter for Duke University’s baseball team Tuesday in a 5-4 win over Liberty at Durham Bulls Athletic Park in downtown Durham, North Carolina.


The Blue Devils are 11-10 this season.



Natalie Weber


The Shelbyville graduate went 3-for-4 with two doubles, a home run, three RBIs and five runs scored on March 24 in Franklin College’s 26-8 victory over visiting Hanover College.


The Grizzlies cranked out 25 hits and a program-record 26 runs to improve to 6-4 this season.


Hanover won game one of the doubleheader, 2-0. Weber was 0-for-2 with a walk.