The Observer

Spartans unable to stop the bleeding

Wade Hopper, Contributing Reporter

September 25, 2014


Filed under Men's Soccer, Soccer, Sports

The Case Western Reserve University men’s soccer team dropped to a 4-3-1 record after losing 4-1 to the Ohio Northern University Polar Bears on Saturday, Sept. 20. The Spartans dropped their second straight game after rattling off four straight wins. Both losses have come on the road and the Spartans...

Soccer’s Streak Snaps

Soccer’s Streak Snaps

Wade Hopper, Contributing Reporter

September 18, 2014


Filed under Men's Soccer, Soccer, Sports

The Case Western Reserve University men’s soccer team split their games this week, defeating Capital University 2-1 on Saturday, but suffered a tough 3-2 loss three days later to local rival John Carroll University, ending a four game win streak. The Spartans took the lead in the 29th minute when...

Spartans rebound for three wins

Spartans rebound for three wins

JP. O’Hagan, Sports Editor

September 11, 2014


Filed under Men's Soccer, Soccer, Sports

What a difference a week makes. After struggling in opening weekend of games last week, the men’s soccer team turned around and won both of their games at the Fred Meyers Adidas Invitational hosted by Ohio Wesleyan, and then pulled off a wet victory in their home opener on Wednesday night. The Spartans...

Men’s soccer searches for first win

JP. O’Hagan, Sports Editor

September 4, 2014


Filed under Men's Soccer, Soccer, Sports

The men’s soccer team has played better than their record shows following the opening the weekend of Case Western sports. The Spartans head into the Fred Meyers adidas Invitational this weekend looking at a 0-1-1 record, following a double overtime draw against last weekend’s tournament host Roanoke...

Men’s soccer looking to raise the (cross)bar for season.

Men’s soccer looking to raise the (cross)bar for season.

JP. O’Hagan, Sports Editor

August 28, 2014


Filed under Men's Soccer, Soccer, Sports

Spartan head coach Brandon Bianco will be looking to fine tune the promising young men’s soccer team he inherited and enhanced last season. Entering his sophomore season as head coach, Bianco has a strong core of players and the entire organization has a year of experience under their belts. The...

Chris Cvecko called to new role

J.P. O'Hagan, Staff Reporter

December 6, 2013


Filed under Men's Soccer, Soccer, Sports

The men’s soccer team made a huge turnaround this season, in no small part to sophomore midfielder Chris Cvecko. Coach Brandon Bianco highlighted Cvecko as a foundational leader in the young team. “I thought we had a pretty good season. We lost a few close ones that could have gone either way,”...

Men’s soccer looks ahead after promising season

Men’s soccer looks ahead after promising season

J.P. O'Hagan, Staff Reporter

November 15, 2013


Filed under Men's Soccer, Soccer, Top Stories

As the soccer season comes to an end, the Spartans can hold their heads high and have bright hope for the future. Following Saturday’s game at home against the University of Rochester, the team said goodbye to leading seniors and hello to a bright future. After a dismal 3-14-1 season last year,...

Men’s soccer loses two straight despite strong play

Men’s soccer loses two straight despite strong play

J.P. O'Hagan, Staff Reporter

November 8, 2013


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

The standings don’t truly relate the level of play of the Spartans men’s soccer team this past weekend. Despite strong play, Case Western lost to both Carnegie Mellon and Emory and fell to 6-6-4 on the season. “We’re in the most competitive soccer conference in the country, regardless of division,...

Men’s soccer struggles in conference play

J.P. O'Hagan

November 4, 2013


Filed under Men's Soccer, Soccer, Sports

The Case Western men’s soccer team rebounded from a harsh loss at Washington University in St. Louis with a strong win in the windy city of Chicago. The team advances to 6-4-4 and remains confident that they can finish the season strong. “If we play to our level, we can win any game,” head coach...

Men’s soccer slumps entering conference season

J.P. O'Hagan, Staff Reporter

October 11, 2013


Filed under Men's Soccer, Soccer, Sports

The Case Western men’s soccer team’s confidence was shaken this week as they lost two games. The Spartans lost to Brandeis 4-0 on Saturday and 2-0 to Oberlin Tuesday night. “The biggest area is our confidence at the moment,” Head Coach Brandon Bianco said. “We’re a good team when we’re...

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