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Women’s soccer performed well under new guidance and earned bid to NCAA playoffs

 The CWRU Women’s soccer team had a historic season culminating with the program’s second NCAA Championship berth

Shreya Ramani, Staff Reporter

January 17, 2020

Case Western Reserve University’s women’s soccer ended their strong 2019-2020 season in December after reaching the NCAA Division III Championship tournament under the guidance of new coach Jen Simonetti. The Spartans earned a bid to travel to Wheaton, Illinois to face off against The College o...

NFL playoffs divisional weekend roundup

Ishan Kulkarni, Staff Reporter

January 17, 2020

In an entertaining weekend of divisional round playoff football, four teams were eliminated, leaving four remaining teams vying for a spot in the Super Bowl. In the American Football Conference (AFC), the first game saw the top-seeded Ravens and the bottom-seeded Titans battling it out. In a stunning ...

A disappointing season: What explains the Browns’ struggles?

Andrew Ford, Staff Reporter

December 6, 2019

This year was supposed to be the year. All offseason, Cleveland Browns fans were ecstatic, anticipating a competitive team and a playoff run. This optimism was also supported by many in the media. Last season showed what the team was capable of, especially as they finished with almost a winning reco...

Spartan football falls in the first round of NCAAs, ending a strong season

Wide-reciever Colt Morgan powers the ball up the field.

Shreya Ramani, Staff Reporter

December 6, 2019

On Saturday, Nov. 23, the Case Western Reserve University Spartan football team traveled to Schenectady, New York to face off against Union College in the first round of the NCAA Division III playoffs. The 25th-ranked Spartans went in with a 9-1 record against the 13th-ranked Dutchmen (10-0). Unfortunately,...

Women’s soccer team’s historic season ends

The CWRU women’s soccer team finished an historic season with a double overtime loss against Wooster in penalty kicks.

David Chang, Staff Reporter

November 22, 2019

The Case Western Reserve University women’s soccer team dropped their first round match of the NCAA Division III playoffs against College of Wooster in penalty kicks, 4-3, after a scoreless double overtime competition at Wheaton, Illinois. The Spartans finish their season ranked 21st on the NCAA website...

Browns brawl with the Steelers results in longest suspension in NFL history

Ishan Kulkarni, Staff Reporter

November 22, 2019

In one of the wildest games of the NFL season so far, the Cleveland Browns prevailed over the Pittsburgh Steelers 21-7 on Thursday night in their Week 11 matchup. The Steelers came into the game without their two leading contributors, running back James Conner and receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster, and the Br...

Women’s soccer to compete in second NCAA Championship

Despite a loss against Carnegie Mellon, CWRU women’s soccer team qualifed for the second NCAA tournament in the program’s history.

David Chang, Staff Reporter

November 15, 2019

On Monday, the women’s soccer team received an invitation to play in the NCAA Division III Championship. This is the second time in program history that a Case Western Reserve University soccer team has ever gotten this far. The women's team will play their first game this Friday against Wooster Col...

Volleyball closes season with 5th place finish at UAA Championship

The Spartans take an offensive stance during their game

Andrew Ford, Staff Reporter

November 15, 2019

In their final action of the 2019 season, the Case Western Reserve University volleyball team secured a fifth place finish at the UAA Championship tournament, ending with a 13-16 record.  The Spartans opened the tournament with a tough first-round match-up against Washington University in St. Loui...

The team comes first for second-year soccer player

Christina Hickinson

Nicholas Kamlet, Staff Reporter

November 8, 2019

Christina Hickson is a second-year forward on the Case Western Reserve University women’s soccer team. In just 10 games this season, she has recorded 16 points, including six goals and four assists. She loves being a part of soccer simply because of everybody around her. The entire team wants to see ...

Women’s soccer stay spooky, while the men’s team is spooked

Women’s soccer stay spooky, while the men’s team is spooked

David Chang, Staff Reporter

November 8, 2019

The Case Western Reserve University soccer teams continued UAA conference play on the road, with the women’s team splitting games, handing 12th ranked University of Chicago their second loss of their season with a 2-0 victory, while also dropping a tight double overtime thriller against third-ranked W...

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