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Freshly hired swimming head coach to kick off a new era

Freshly hired swimming head coach to kick off a new era

Peter Cooke, Sports Editor

September 24, 2010


Filed under Men's Swimming, Sports, Swimming & Diving, Women's Swimming

After weeks of uncertainty the Case Western Reserve University swimming and diving team has acquired a new head coach. Director of Athletics Dave Diles announced the decision to hire Doug Milliken last week. After spending the past four years at University Athletic Association rival University of Chicago,...

Another game slips away as CWRU men’s soccer falls to Oberlin 2-1

Kate Clancy, Staff Reporter

September 24, 2010


Filed under Men's Soccer, Soccer, Sports

Case Western Reserve University’s men’s soccer team lost for the second time this season this past Saturday, at Oberlin College, falling to 3-2-2 for the season. With two losses and a tie in the last three games, the Spartans are taking this week to practice and focus on getting back into possession...

Spartan Spotlight: Kristina Vaci

Spartan Spotlight: Kristina Vaci

September 24, 2010


Filed under Spartan Spotlight, Sports

Kristina Vaci is a junior defender on the women’s soccer team. Vaci is from Mentor, Ohio and is majoring in biomedical engineering. Peter Cooke: So how long have you been playing and how’d you get started in soccer? Kristina Vaci: I’ve been playing for 16 years, my Mom and Dad just kinda si...

Volleyball wins 8 in a row

Volleyball wins 8 in a row

Peter Cooke, Sports Editor

September 24, 2010


Filed under Sports, Volleyball

The Spartans’ volleyball team carry on pummeling opponents as the squad continues to extend its eight-game win streak. Case Western Reserve University swept the Carnegie Mellon Crossover last weekend, going 4-0 to extend their streak to seven games. The Spartans, now 11-3, then traveled to Wooster...

Spartans split at ONU, suffer first loss

Spartans split at ONU, suffer first loss

Kate Clancy, Staff Reporter

September 17, 2010


Filed under Men's Soccer, Soccer, Sports

The Case Western Reserve University men’s soccer team kicked off their tournament weekend with a win, only to end it with a loss. Last weekend, the Spartans traveled three hours west to Ada, OH to compete in the Ohio Northern University adidas Invitational Tournament. In their first game on Friday...

Spartan volleyball finishes third at French Memorial

Spartan volleyball finishes third at French Memorial

Peter Cooke, Sports Editor

September 17, 2010


Filed under Sports, Volleyball

The Case Western Reserve University’s volleyball team notched a third place finish in the Marcia French Memorial Tournament. Led by middle hitter Tricia McCutchan, the Spartans finished the weekend with a 3-1 record. The Spartan’s sole lost came against regionally ranked Mount Union College. The...

Women’s soccer sweeps JCU Classic

Women’s soccer sweeps JCU Classic

Sonya Narla, Assistant Sports Editor

September 17, 2010


Filed under Soccer, Sports, Women's Soccer

Case Western Reserve University’s women’s soccer team did just what they needed to do this weekend – demonstrate offensive strength and, ultimately, win. When offensive veterans Jen Soo Hoo, Ana Arruda, and Kaitlyn Yule graduated last year, they left a void in the Spartan forward lineup. Any questions,...

Spartan Spotlight: Zack Homyk

Spartan Spotlight: Zack Homyk

September 17, 2010


Filed under Spartan Spotlight, Sports

Zach Homyk is a senior wide receiver for the Spartan’s undefeated football team. The finance major caught the game-winning touchdown last weekend at the University of Rochester. Homyk is from the Chicago suburb of Wildwood, Illinois. Peter Cooke: So Zach, what ended up causing you to play football...

Last second touchdown keeps undefeated season alive

Shinichi Inoue, Staff Reporter

September 17, 2010


Filed under Football, Sports

Case Western Reserve University rallied late in the 4th quarter to defeat University of Rochester with the final score of 14-10. With 46 seconds left on the clock and down by a field goal, the Spartans began their five-play, 82-yard drive. Spartan senior quarterback Joey Baum found fellow senior wide...

Spartan Spotlight: Niro Wimalasena

Spartan Spotlight: Niro Wimalasena

September 10, 2010


Filed under Spartan Spotlight, Sports

Niro Wimalasena is a junior captain on the men’s soccer team. A centerback for the the team, Wimalasena hails from Mason, Ohio outside of Cincinnatti. He is a chemical engineering major.   Peter Cooke: So how long have you been defending on the pitch? Niro Wimalasena: 15 years PC: That’s...

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