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Besl’s hat trick highlights seven game win streak

David Chang, Staff Reporter

September 28, 2018


Filed under Soccer, Sports

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


Filed under Soccer, Sports, Women's Soccer

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


Filed under Men's Soccer, Soccer, Sports, Top Stories

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 ...

Spartan football keeps on winning

Spartan football keeps on winning

Riley Simko, Staff Reporter

September 28, 2018


Filed under Football, Sports, Top Stories

The Case Western Reserve University football team won their home game against Thiel College in a 63-20 blowout last Saturday night. This win put the team at 3-0 for the season and kept them in the No. 18 spot in the Division III overall rankings, according to d3football.com. By the end of the fi...

Tennis duo goes down in record books

Tennis duo goes down in record books

Andrew Ford, Sports Editor

September 28, 2018


Filed under Sports, Tennis, Top Stories, Women's Tennis

The dynamic duo of fourth-year student Jessica Liu and second-year student Madeleine Paolucci marked their names in Case Western Reserve University tennis history. Liu and Paolucci won the 2018 Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Division III Central Regional Championships on Sunday, Sept. 23,...

Volleyball hits bump in the road before UAAs

Andrew Ford, Sports Editor

September 28, 2018


Filed under Sports, Volleyball

It’s been an up-and-down last few games for the Case Western Reserve University varsity volleyball team, finishing their last five matches with three wins and two losses. The team lost their first match to archrival Baldwin Wallace University in three sets. It was a tough match offensively for...

Fourth-year football player reflects on career, looks to future

Fourth-year football player reflects on career, looks to future

Niko Kamlet, Staff Reporter

September 21, 2018


Filed under Football, Sports, Top Stories

Tyler Bushman is a fourth-year defensive end on the Case Western Reserve University football team. Although he wanted to quit football multiple times growing up, he stuck with the sport for what he describes as its addictive nature. He is a dual athlete at CWRU, also being on the varsity track and fie...

Ice water in their veins

Ice water in their veins

David Chang, Sports Reporter

September 21, 2018


Filed under Men's Soccer, Sports, Top Stories

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


Filed under Soccer, Sports, Top Stories, Women's Soccer

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...

Volleyball thrives in Buffalo

Andrew Ford, Sports Editor

September 21, 2018


Filed under Sports, Volleyball

After falling to the University of Mount Union on Wednesday, Sept. 12, the Spartans women’s volleyball team had a very successful weekend at the Buffalo State Bengal Challenge, winning all three matches it played. Case Western Reserve University lost in three sets to regional rival Mount Union, w...

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