The Observer

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...

Volleyball’s expectations as high as their nets

Andrew Ford, Contributing Reporter

September 1, 2017


Filed under Sports, Volleyball

Competing in a conference with two of the top volleyball programs in the country, the Spartans had nothing to scoff at last year with their 20-win season. However, the team is not looking to simply settle for a winning record again. After a 21-10 record a year ago, Head Coach Karen Farrell has ev...

Successful season comes to a close

Noah Crowley, Staff Reporter

November 11, 2016


Filed under Sports, Volleyball

The season is over, and the Spartans surpassed their 20-win goal for the year. Though the Case Western Reserve University women’s volleyball team may have stumbled during their final weekend of the year, the season remains one to be proud of. Next year seems extremely promising as the team looks ahe...

A clean sweep

Noah Crowley, Staff Reporter

November 4, 2016


Filed under Sports, Volleyball

The Spartans played two matches and won six straight sets last weekend in Wooster, Ohio. They played two teams, one from Denison University and one from the College of Wooster. Case Western Reserve University seemed impossible to defeat as the games went on, leaving both opponents scrambling for answer...

Volleyball dominates in unstoppable weekend

Volleyball dominates in unstoppable weekend

Noah Crowley, Staff Reporter

October 28, 2016


Filed under Sports, Top Stories, Volleyball

To kick off their fall break, the Spartan volleyball team replicated the winning methods they had used earlier in the season. They played three opponents and lost only a single set in all three matches. The entire weekend of games took place in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, at Carnegie Mellon University...

Tough weekend in Pittsburgh

Noah Crowley, Staff Reporter

October 7, 2016


Filed under Sports, Volleyball

The Spartans went to Pittsburgh for a round robin tournament and met their match this weekend. The team came out of the University Athletic Association (UAA) Round Robin with a win and two losses and learned much from the experience. Fourth-year outside hitter Marian Barton fought with her hardest and sec...

Spartans, without rhythm, lose twice

Noah Crowley, Staff Reporter

September 30, 2016


Filed under Sports, Volleyball

The Spartans could not seem to get into a rhythm this week, and fate was not kind. The Case Western Reserve University volleyball team played two matches this past week and won only a single set. A devastating loss at the hands of the Baldwin Wallace University (BW) Yellow Jackets was followed by a sting...

Bitter loss fuels Spartans for weekend

Bitter loss fuels Spartans for weekend

Noah Crowley, Staff Reporter

September 23, 2016


Filed under Sports, Top Stories, Volleyball

A nail-biting match brought the bitter taste of defeat into the Spartans’ mouths, and they responded with unmatched ferocity. The Case Western Reserve University volleyball team fought through a tough match against the Mount Union University Purple Raiders on Sept. 14, and they came away with their f...

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