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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 2, 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...

Get to know the volleyball team

Get to know the volleyball team

Andrew Ford, Staff Reporter

October 6, 2017


Filed under Volleyball

As fans, we sit in the bleachers and cheer on our team. But at increasing levels of competition, we grow farther apart from the players on the court and know less and less about them other than what we see when they compete. I wanted to bring a little bit of that personal experience to the Case Western ...

Upset city

Upset city

Andrew Ford, Staff Reporter

October 6, 2017


Filed under Sports, Volleyball

“Siri, who owns the Carnegie Mellon University Tartans?” The answer should be, “The Case Western Reserve University Spartans,” after the volleyball team upset the No. 10 team in the nation on Sep. 30. In the opening round of University Athletic Association (UAA) play, CWRU won two of...

Welcome to Splitsville

Andrew Ford, Staff Reporter

September 29, 2017


Filed under Sports, Volleyball

No, the volleyball team is not breaking up. Rather, the team split their four matches at the Carnegie Mellon University Tournament after losing a hard fought battle against Baldwin Wallace University earlier in the week. On Wednesday, Sept. 20 the Case Western Reserve University volleyball team won the f...

Unfazed by the concrete jungle

Unfazed by the concrete jungle

Andrew Ford, Staff Reporter

September 22, 2017


Filed under Sports, Top Stories, Volleyball

The big lights inspired the Case Western Reserve University volleyball team as they traveled to the Empire State and swept the Buffalo State Bengal Challenge, winning all three matches in dominating fashion. On Sept. 15 the Spartans demolished St. Lawrence University in four sets and subsequently crush...

Breaking out the brooms

Andrew Ford, Contributing Reporter

September 15, 2017


Filed under Sports, Volleyball

The hardwood floor of Horsburgh Gymnasium has never been cleaner. The Case Western Reserve University volleyball team broke out the brooms during the Marcia French Invitational on Sept. 8 and 9, winning all three matches in 3-0 fashion. On Friday, Sept. 8, the Spartans faced Eastern Mennonite ...

Spartan volleyball splits four

David Chang, Contributing Reporter

September 8, 2017


Filed under Sports, Volleyball

To start off their season, the Spartans played four matches in Ada, Ohio as part of a tournament hosted by Ohio Northern University (ONU). With a deep and versatile roster, the Spartans looked for a strong start. In their first set against ONU, the Spartans gained momentum going on a 15-6 run, eve...

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