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Spartans win on the road

Riley Simko, Staff Reporter

November 2, 2018


Filed under Football, Sports

The Case Western Reserve University men’s football team hit the road on Saturday, Oct. 27, to defeat Bethany College, 34-3. Spartan first-year kicker Robertson Albrecht kicked the game off to a strong start with a 24-yard field goal in the first quarter. The Bethany College Bison couldn’t manage...

Injuries plague volleyball team

Injuries plague volleyball team

Andrew Ford, Sports Editor

November 2, 2018


Filed under Sports, Top Stories, Volleyball

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...

Besl leads Spartans to two wins

Besl leads Spartans to two wins

David Chang, Staff Reporter

November 2, 2018


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

The Case Western Reserve University men’s soccer team notched another 2-0 weekend record. They beat No. 9 University of Rochester in a tight 3-2 overtime thriller and had a 3-0 blowout against Emory University. The Spartans started off hot against Rochester as third-year forward Zachary Senft ...

Women’s soccer suffers two close defeats

Sanjay Annigeri, Staff Reporter

November 2, 2018


Filed under Soccer, Sports, Women's Soccer

Last week, the Case Western Reserve University women’s soccer team fought hard and persevered on the road against their University Athletic Association (UAA) rivals, University of Rochester and Emory University. But, ultimately they suffered setbacks with consecutive 2-1 defeats on Friday, Oct. 26...

The Cavaliers are in NBA purgatory

The Cavaliers are in NBA purgatory

Andrew Ford, Sports Editor

November 2, 2018


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

For the second time in the last eight years, the Cleveland Cavaliers are left picking up the pieces after the departure of superstar LeBron James. The team made the NBA Finals every year for the last four years and won their first championship with James. Now, management has the impossible task of deci...

Can the Blue Jackets live up to expectations?

Can the Blue Jackets live up to expectations?

Nicholas Kamlet, Staff Reporter

November 2, 2018


Filed under Hockey, Sports

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. What is going on with the Columbus Blue Jackets? At first glance, they have an amazing team. They are off to a fairly good start, currently tied for fourth in their division after 10 games. Superstar Artemi Panarin is off to a hot start with 15...

Volleyball prepares for home stretch

Volleyball prepares for home stretch

Andrew Ford, Sports Editor

October 26, 2018


Filed under Sports, Top Stories, Volleyball

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


Filed under Sports, Top Stories, Volleyball

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...

Men’s soccer shines during Senior Weekend, upsets top-ranked Chicago

Sanjay Annigeri, Staff Reporter

October 26, 2018


Filed under Men's Soccer, Soccer, Sports

The Case Western Reserve University men’s soccer team amassed their best weekend this season on Oct. 12-14, with two victories against University Athletic Association (UAA) opponents. The team edged out Washington University in St. Louis (WashU) in a tight 1-0 match and took down the then-No. 1...

Tanking: From the NBA to the NFL

Andrew Ford, Sports Editor

October 26, 2018


Filed under Football, Sports

If you are an NBA fan, you probably recognize the term “tanking.” It has become an increasingly popular strategy among basketball franchises. The general idea behind the term is that a team will purposefully trade away, or simply rest, its best players in order to lose games, and thus obtain ...

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