The Observer

Volleyball ends season hoping for more in 2019

Andrew Ford, Sports Editor

November 9, 2018


Filed under Sports, Volleyball

At the beginning of the season, the Case Western Reserve University volleyball team had high expectations. They were coming off a solid season a year ago and only graduated one player while returning all of their crucial pieces. After 32 matches, the Spartans fell short of expectations. However, label...

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...

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...

To China and back

To China and back

Nicholas Kamlet, Staff Reporter

October 12, 2018


Filed under Sports, Top Stories, Volleyball

Haley Sims is a third-year volleyball player who plays middle hitter. She has dedicated her life to volleyball since sixth grade and has not looked back. Off the court, she is involved in Alpha Chi Omega and Theta Tau. Her family experiences have led her to study biomedical engineering to better understand w...

Facing the giants

Facing the giants

Andrew Ford, Sports Editor

October 5, 2018


Filed under Sports, Top Stories, Volleyball

The first two conference games were as tough as a team could get. The Case Western Reserve University volleyball team had to open University Athletic Association (UAA) play against No. 8 Washington University in St. Louis (WashU) and No. 14 University of Chicago but won against weaker conference foe...

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...

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...

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...

No Spain, no gain

No Spain, no gain

Niko Kamlet, Staff Reporter

August 24, 2018


Filed under Sports, Volleyball

La Sagrada Familia. Peniscola Templory Castle. Parque del Buen Retiro. These are just a few of the breathtaking attractions Case Western Reserve University’s volleyball returners got to experience early this August on a trip to Spain. The team’s seven-day trip consisted of exploring the cities of...

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