The Observer

Besl’s hat trick highlights seven game win streak

David Chang, Staff Reporter

September 28, 2018

The weather may be getting chillier, but fourth-year forward Alex Besl’s competitive spirit brought the heat this weekend. The Case Western Reserve University men’s soccer team dominated their opponents last week, blowing out both Heidelberg University 4-0 and Adrian University 8-1. Both games w...

Women’s soccer streak snapped

Sanjay Annigeri, Staff Reporter

September 28, 2018

Unlucky was the word Head Coach Tiffany Crooks used to describe the Case Western Reserve University women’s soccer match against Denison University. The nail-biting 2-1 loss came at home on Tuesday, Sept. 25, snapping the Spartans’ four-game win streak. Prior to this loss, the Spartans won two games, ...

Nicholas Bertrand: For the love of the game

Nicholas Bertrand: For the love of the game

Niko Kamlet, Staff Reporter

September 28, 2018

Nicholas Bertrand is a third-year defenseman for the CWRU men’s soccer team. While he grew up playing many different sports, his love for soccer persisted. Throughout his extensive career, two games standout in particular: one good, one bad. As a biomedical engineering major, he hopes to use his degree ...

Ice water in their veins

Ice water in their veins

David Chang, Sports Reporter

September 21, 2018

The Case Western Reserve University men’s soccer team defeated two formidable teams, who both made the NCAA Division III tournament last year, in No. 22 Capital University 1-0 and John Carroll University 2-1 last week. In the first half against the Blue Streaks of John Carroll, both teams traded...

Women’s soccer displays team versatility in victories

Women’s soccer displays team versatility in victories

Sanjay Annigeri, Staff Reporter

September 21, 2018

The Case Western Reserve University women’s soccer team was able to show its offensive and defensive abilities in last week’s matchups. The team shutdown opposing teams on DiSanto Field, recording two clean sheets. Led offensively by first-year forward Christian Hickson, the Spartans were able to pul...

Winter highlights Spartan teamwork in double overtime thriller

Winter highlights Spartan teamwork in double overtime thriller

David Chang, Staff Reporter

September 14, 2018

Although the next season of Game of Thrones won’t premiere until the spring of next year,  third-year midfielder Garrett Winter let the Geneva College Golden Tornadoes know that winter was coming. The Case Western Reserve University men’s soccer team had a strong showing this weekend, with a back-and...

Women’s soccer puts up tough fight, falls to nationally ranked opponent

Sanjay Annigeri, Staff Reporter

September 14, 2018

The Case Western Reserve University women’s soccer team faced its first test on the road against No. 8 Ohio Northern University (ONU) and fell in a tightly contested match, 1-0, on Saturday, Sept. 8. The Spartans came out of the gates with a tough defensive mindset. They shut down a strong ONU ...

First-year soccer player values faith and food

First-year soccer player values faith and food

Niko Kamlet, Staff Reporter

September 14, 2018

First-year defender Maria Prokos is enjoying her first season as a member of the Case Western Reserve University women’s soccer team. Prokos loves spending time with and getting to know her teammates. She also has a unique history with the game she now plays at the collegiate level. As a first-year ...

Led by experience, men’s soccer shoots for winning season

Riley Simko, Contributing Reporter

August 24, 2018

The Case Western Reserve University men’s soccer team, which recently welcomed a new group of incoming first-year players, is preparing for an exciting 2018-2019 season. Head Coach Brandon Bianco, assisted by Chris Black and Charlie Reymann, will lead the team into their rigorous fall practice ...

Women’s soccer continues rebuilding

Sanjay Annigeri, Staff Reporter

August 24, 2018

After finishing with a 7-11 record last season, the Case Western Reserve University women’s soccer team looks to build on the positives from last season and carry them into this upcoming campaign. While a sub-.500 winning percentage is never satisfying, the team was able to make history by claiming its...

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