The Observer

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...

Volleyball season ends with fifth place conference finish

Andrew Ford, Staff Reporter

November 10, 2017


Filed under Volleyball

The Case Western Reserve University volleyball team capped their season with a fifth place finish on Nov. 3 and 4 at the University Athletic Association (UAA) tournament. They lost their opening game to Emory University but won their next two against Brandeis University and University of Rochester. CWRU...

Volleyball’s emotional win

Andrew Ford, Staff Reporter

November 3, 2017


Filed under Sports, Volleyball

The trek over to the Veale Convocation, Recreation and Athletic Center on Oct. 28 was chilly to say the least. But it was more than worth it to hear Head Coach Karen Farrell’s ode to fourth-year middle hitter Emma Briggs in her final home match. The emotional poem praised Briggs for her dedication...

Over fall break, volleyball splits at Heidelberg

Andrew Ford, Staff Reporter

October 27, 2017


Filed under Sports, Volleyball

While the rest of us were travelling home to be with family or trying to plan our meals around Leutner Commons’ limited hours over fall break, the Case Western Reserve University volleyball team went on the road to compete. On Oct. 21, they defeated Marietta College in five sets and lost to host ...

Volleyball splits final UAA matches

Volleyball splits final UAA matches

Andrew Ford, Staff Reporter

October 22, 2017


Filed under Sports, Top Stories, Volleyball

The Spartans didn’t let nerves affect their face down with two nationally ranked top 15 volleyball teams, among others. In the second round of the University Athletic Association (UAA) games, Case Western Reserve University's volleyball team won two of their four matches on Oct. 14 and 15, defea...

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