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Women’s soccer hoping new talent brings improvement

Midfielder and forward Melanie Kukura dribbles by a pair of defenders during a game last year.

Eddie Kerekes, Sports Editor

August 25, 2017

On every team, there comes a point when the old guard gets replaced by a slew of new players. For the Case Western Reserve University women’s soccer team, that point is the 2017 season. Following a 6-8-4 campaign a year ago, nine players graduated, including leading goal scorer Amy Lindberg. Ho...

Coming up empty

Eddie Kerekes, Sports Editor

November 11, 2016

The Case Western Reserve University women’s soccer team ended their season with a 2-0 road loss to No. 24 Carnegie Mellon University (CMU). The Spartans finished their season with a 6-8-4 record, including a 0-5-2 mark in University Athletic Association (UAA) play. CWRU has not won a conference...

Spartans fall to rival Tartans

Defenseman Alex Besl tries to dribble past a ring of NYU players during a match earlier this season.

Noah Crowley, Staff Reporter

November 11, 2016

The Spartans took on the Tartans in a rivalry match perfectly fit to finish off the year. Carnegie Mellon University’s (CMU) Tartan team got off to an incredibly quick start, then sealed the deal as time began to wind down. At the same time, they managed to hold down the fort and keep Case Western ...

Men’s soccer begins wrapping up season

Second-year defender Christian Lytle tries to clear the ball as an opponent attacks him from behind.

Noah Crowley, Staff Reporter

November 4, 2016

The Spartans had a rough weekend, but not all was lost. The Case Western Reserve University men’s soccer team scored one goal in two matches, resulting in a draw and a loss. The first match against the University of Chicago Maroons on Friday, Oct. 28, ended after two overtimes. The second match was...

Facing the opposition head on

Looking to move the ball down the field, fourth-year defender Madeline Pollifrone rears back to strike the ball during a home match earlier this season.

Jacob Rayyan, Staff Reporter

November 4, 2016

The Case Western Reserve University women’s soccer team played two tough matches this week, losing to sixth ranked University of Chicago and to 11th ranked Washington University in St. Louis. The losses put CWRU’s season record at 6-7-4 overall with a 0-4-2 in the University Athletic Association...

Victorious at last

Kevin Smith, Opinion Editor

October 28, 2016

In the past few weeks, the Case Western Reserve University men’s soccer team has recorded one of each result as they approach the end of the regular season. They fell to Emory University, 2-1, tied with ninth ranked University of Rochester, 1-1, and defeated North Park University, 2-0. Their record n...

Spartans earn much needed win

Jacob Rayyan, Staff Reporter

October 28, 2016

The Case Western Reserve University women’s soccer team won a big game last weekend against the College of Wooster, with a final score of 1-0. The win stopped a streak where the Spartans went 1-1-2. The Spartans resume play in the University Athletic Association (UAA) tonight against the University ...

Almost there

Jacob Rayyan, Staff Reporter

October 21, 2016

The Case Western Reserve University women’s soccer team had an up-and-down weekend, falling 4-0 to Emory University, but capping off the weekend with a draw against the University of Rochester, 1-1 in double overtime. The Spartans are now 5-5-4 overall on the season, with a 0-2-2 record in the Univ...

Women’s soccer faces tough competition

Second-year forward Maggie Tyma attempts to race past a Ohio Wesleyan defender and keep possession for the Spartans

Jacob Rayyan, Staff Reporter

October 14, 2016

The Case Western Reserve University Women’s Soccer team played two tough games last week, defeating Ohio Wesleyan University 2-0 and then dropping a match against eigth-ranked Brandeis University 4-0. With their split performance, the Spartans are now 5-4-3 overall on the season, including an 0-1-1 ...

Tough results on the road

Third-year forward Michael Balog passes to first-year midfielder Brian Woo during a match earlier this season.

Kevin Smith, Social Media Editor

October 14, 2016

This past week, the Case Western Reserve University men’s soccer team failed to convert either of their two games into victories, falling 3-2 against Oberlin College and playing to a 0-0 stalemate against Brandeis University. They fell two games below .500 with a 4-6-2 record. After beating No. 2 ...

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