Beating a team three times in one season is tough. The Runnin Royals proved this to be true in Tuesday night's game, pulling away from Bridgewater College in the final three minutes of the ODAC Tournament First Round. Eastern Mennonite advances to the quarterfinals of the ODAC Tournament, where they will play top-seeded Randolph-Macon Friday at 1:00 at the Salem Civic Center.
EMU’s baseball men showed no signs of rust despite an 11-day break in games, pounding out 28 hits in Tuesday’s sweep of a doubleheader of seven-inning games. The two wins in the set against Juniata, rescheduled from last Saturday because of snow, push the Royals to 3-2 on the season.
The season came to a close for EMU’s basketball women Monday night, dropping a 76-68 decision to Shenandoah University in an ODAC Tournament First Round game. The Royals got as close as three points in the final minute before SU iced the game at the free throw line, earning the mild upset in the tourney’s #8/#9 game.
EMU’s basketball women finished off the regular season in style Saturday night, shooting past Hollins by a final of 71-37. The win snaps a three-game skid and gives Eastern Mennonite a home game in the first round of next week’s ODAC Tournament.
The Eastern Mennonite University men's basketball team dropped a 74-56 decision on Saturday afternoon against visiting Emory & Henry College. The loss drops the Royals to an overall record of 10-14, and 5-11 in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference.
The Eastern Mennonite track & field teams had a great last effort before next week’s ODAC Championships, with a number of the Royals breaking their PRs at Friday’s Roanoke Tune-Up. EMU’s teams head back to Roanoke College next Sunday, Feb. 25, for the ODAC Indoor Championships.
Months from now, when the Royals look back on 2018, they may just say that Friday was a turning point in their season. EMU’s volleyball men locked up with two nationally ranked teams in Yoder Arena, taking a convincing 3-1 win over CVC rival No. 10 Juniata before an impressive 3-2 loss to No. 4 UC Santa Cruz.
The Runnin Royals ended a two-game skid in a big way on Wednesday evening, after coming up with a program record for a team shooting percentage of 63.3% from the floor as they blew past visiting Shenandoah University, 121-93. After a vital win for postseason positioning, Eastern Mennonite (10-13/5-10 ODAC) hopes to carry the momentum into their final game of the regular season on Saturday evening.
January 15 marked the official start of the 2018 softball season for a young Eastern Mennonite team. The Royals will open their schedule with four games at the Grand Slam Triangle Classic in Raleigh, N.C. on Feb. 24-25.
Eastern Mennonite University has announced the hiring of current assistant coach Melvin Felix as the new Head Men’s Basketball Coach. He has been the lead assistant at EMU under Coach Kirby Dean the past seven seasons.
A long weekend came to a close Sunday, as EMU’s volleyball men ran their winning streak to six straight with a pair of victories at the Knight Classic, hosted by Arcadia University in Glenside, Pa. The Royals won five matches, including two conference contests, on their trip to Pennsylvania.
EMU’s volleyball men picked up another pair of wins on Saturday, including their league-best fourth CVC victory, sweeping past Cairn and Mount Ida. The Royals have won four straight matches, each by a 3-0 sweep.
The first six minutes of the game could not have gone much worse as Virginia Wesleyan scored the first nine points. In the end, that game-opening spell was too much to overcome, as EMU’s basketball women suffered a 67-59 road loss to the Marlins.
The Royals won the first game in Friday's doubleheader against NC Wesleyan, drawing a split against the Battling Bishops. EMU went 1-2 in a three-game series with NCWC and will return to action on Wednesday, traveling to Buena Vista, Va. to take on Southern Virginia for a single game at 3:00pm.
Two days earlier than anticipated, EMU’s baseball men stepped onto the field for opening day. The Royals played well but one swing of the bat sent them to a 2-0 loss at North Carolina Wesleyan in Rocky Mount, N.C.
The Eastern Mennonite softball team has been picked to finish seventh in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference Preseason Poll. The Royals earned 31 points in the voting done by the league's coaches, well-spaced behind Roanoke at sixth and ahead of Randolph in eighth.
EMU’s volleyball men took care of business Wednesday night, sweeping past Southern Virginia University in CVC action in Harrisonburg. The Royals improve to 6-3 overall and 2-1 in the Continental Volleyball Conference.
The EMUy men's basketball team fell 68-66 at crosstown rival Bridgewater College on Wednesday evening. The Eagles scored the game winning layup with just 13.3 seconds and the Royals could not get a quality look to overcome the late bucket.
EMU's baseball team graduated 12 seniors last spring and the ODAC coaches took note of what could be a rebuilding year, as the Royals were picked in a tie for tenth in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference Preseason Poll. Eastern Mennonite earned 23 points in the voting, tying the men with local rival Bridgewater College.