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Volleyball bounces back with two wins

Volleyball bounces back with two wins

Andrew Ford, Staff Reporter

October 11, 2019

After a streak of losses, the Case Western Reserve University volleyball team has found recent success, winning two of their last three matches. A few weeks ago, the Spartans came out on top against Oberlin College in a four-set game and followed that up with a win and a loss at the second UAA roun...

Women’s volleyball is waiting for the tide to change

Andrew Ford, Staff Reporter

September 27, 2019

The Case Western Reserve University women’s volleyball team’s rough stretch continued this past weekend.  In the first UAA matches of the season, the Spartans fell to Washington University in St. Louis (WashU), University of Chicago and New York University (NYU). CWRU faced the first two ...

Volleyball looks to reverse course, prepare for UAAs

Volleyball looks to reverse course, prepare for UAAs

Andrew Ford, Staff Reporter

September 20, 2019

It was a tough week for the Case Western Reserve University women’s volleyball team.  In their last five contests, the Spartans lost four, one against University of Mount Union and three at the DoubleTree Invitational at Carnegie Mellon University. The match against Mount Union was one of the tea...

First-year volleyball player makes smooth transition to college

Nicholas Kamlet, Staff Reporter

September 13, 2019

Gianna Lambert is a first-year right-side hitter on the Case Western Reserve University volleyball team. In just her first year at CWRU, she has already seen significant playing time, turning in 24 kills in just six games. She loves being a part of volleyball because of the constant support that every...

Spartans try to move on after inconsistent weekend

Spartans try to move on after inconsistent weekend

Andrew Ford, Staff Reporter

September 13, 2019

On Friday, Sep. 6, the Case Western Reserve University volleyball team rocked Horsburgh Gymnasium with a magnificent offensive display that quickly sent rival John Carroll University home.  The same could not be said for Saturday.  The Spartans suffered a pair of disappointing losses, both in five sets, at the han...

The time is now for CWRU volleyball

Andrew Ford, Staff Reporter

September 6, 2019

“This is probably the most talented team we’ve ever had… [The pressure to achieve] with this roster is innate,” said Karen Farrell, the head coach of the Case Western Reserve’s volleyball team. Farrell, entering her 18th season at the helm, believes this group of women has the opportunity t...

Volleyball ends season hoping for more in 2019

Andrew Ford, Sports Editor

November 9, 2018

At the beginning of the season, the Case Western Reserve University volleyball team had high expectations. They were coming off a solid season a year ago and only graduated one player while returning all of their crucial pieces. After 32 matches, the Spartans fell short of expectations. However, label...

Injuries plague volleyball team

Injuries plague volleyball team

Andrew Ford, Sports Editor

November 2, 2018

Injuries have plagued the Case Western Reserve University volleyball team’s season. Earlier in the year, one of their top attackers, third-year outside hitter Brianna Lemon, went down with a foot injury and is out for the year. Last season, second-year outside hitter Fabiola Torres tore her ACL an...

Volleyball prepares for home stretch

Volleyball prepares for home stretch

Andrew Ford, Sports Editor

October 26, 2018

The Case Western Reserve University volleyball team currently sits at 17-10 after a 2-2 performance at the final University Athletic Association (UAA) Round Robin and two wins at Ohio Wesleyan University. During the weekend of Oct. 13 and 14, the Spartans traveled to Carnegie Mellon University (C...

A mother’s influence

A mother’s influence

Nicholas Kamlet, Staff Reporter

October 26, 2018

Jana Giaquinto is a second-year volleyball player who plays primarily right side hitter. Her mother got her involved from a very young age as she too was a volleyball player in college. Gianquinto thrives on competition and always drives to be the best that she can. What is your favorite part of being on the volleyball...

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