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How ‘sweep’ it is

September 14, 2018


Filed under Sports, Volleyball

Sparta would have been proud of the performance by the Spartans this past week. Although this isn’t Ancient Greece, the Case Western Reserve University volleyball team dominated all three of their opponents at the CWRU Invitational from Sept. 7 to 8. The Spartans swept John Carroll University, St. Mar...

Men’s tennis storm the court in season openers

Riley Simko, Staff Reporter

September 14, 2018


Filed under Men's Tennis, Sports, Tennis

The Case Western Reserve University men’s tennis team battled through bad weather to take four of the five brackets in the Kenyon Invitational doubles’ competition. The six Spartan doubles teams combined to win 26 of their 29 matches over the course of two days. Third-year student Anthony Kanam and second-...

Men’s soccer splits games to open season

David Chang, Staff Reporter

September 7, 2018


Filed under Sports

To the start the season, fourth-year forward Alex Besl showed the Marietta College Pioneers who the real pioneers of turning song lyrics to life are. With his last shot, he “turned the 0-2 to the 0-3” to seal the game. On Aug. 31, the Case Western Reserve University men’s soccer team took on Ma...

Women’s soccer bounces back to take home opener

Sanjay Annigeri, Staff Reporter

September 7, 2018


Filed under Sports

The Case Western Reserve University women’s soccer team bounced back from their loss in the season opener against Kenyon College on Aug. 31 by defeating cross-town rivals John Carroll University at home 3-0 on Sunday, Sept. 2. The match against Kenyon started off slow as the teams tried to get back i...

Spartans sting Yellowjackets in opener

Spartans sting Yellowjackets in opener

Riley Simko, Contributing Reporter

September 7, 2018


Filed under Sports

The Case Western Reserve University football team took the field by storm on Sept. 1, beating the University of Rochester Yellowjackets 38-10. The home game was attended by a massive amount of CWRU fans, and Residence Life and the Greek Life offices teamed up to kick off the game with a tailgate ...

Cleveland Browns expect slow, steady improvement

Andrew Ford, Sports Editor

September 7, 2018


Filed under Sports

Disappointing does not adequately describe the Cleveland Browns’ 2017 campaign. They became just the second team in NFL history to lose all 16 regular season games. The Browns finally hit rock bottom. Quite literally, they can only go up from here. Luckily, such a torrid season granted them the first pick in the...

Volleyball opens season with solid wins

Andrew Ford, Sports Editor

September 7, 2018


Filed under Sports

Through their first four games of the 2018 season, the Case Western Reserve University volleyball team is an even 2-2. The Spartans kicked off their season with the Ohio Northern Tournament on Aug. 31 and Sept. 1, winning one and losing one each day. In their season opener, the team beat Def...

Second-year football player all about the team

Second-year football player all about the team

Niko Kamlet, Staff Reporter

September 7, 2018


Filed under Sports, Top Stories

If you ask most athletes what their favorite part of playing sports is, their answer is likely the team. Second-year safety Nick Kadlecik is no different in this aspect, as he longs to be part of something truly special. His time with the team allowed him to enjoy his first year at Case Western Rese...

Volleyball aims to turn potential into production

Andrew Ford, Sports Editor

August 31, 2018


Filed under Sports

After a strong 19-12 campaign a year ago, the Case Western Reserve University volleyball team is ready to reach, and, hopefully, surpass, the 20 win mark this season. Last year the team was very young, sporting only one fourth-year player and three third-year contributors. Although the team still carr...

Fourth-year athletes share memories, advice

Riley Simko, Contributing Reporter

August 31, 2018


Filed under Sports, Top Stories

After three years at Case Western Reserve University, fourth-year student-athletes have a plethora of advice to share with incoming student-athletes. The veterans know all about balancing a full schedule and are more than willing to share what they’ve learned at CWRU—and not just in the classroom. U...

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