The Observer

Volleyball’s emotional win

Andrew Ford, Staff Reporter

November 3, 2017

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

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

Splitting their final four games, the volleyball team finished fifth in the UAA.

Andrew Ford, Staff Reporter

October 22, 2017

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

With a solid mix of personalities, the Spartan volleyball team balances each individual's strengths and weaknesses very well.

Andrew Ford, Staff Reporter

October 6, 2017

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

The Spartan volleyball team started conference play with a 2-1 record after completing the first round robin at Horsburgh Gymnasium.

Andrew Ford, Staff Reporter

October 6, 2017

“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

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

Noel Jeansonne frantically dives for the ball during the team's match against Baldwin Wallace; Haley Sims looks across the court after going up for a kill.

Andrew Ford, Staff Reporter

September 22, 2017

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

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

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

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...

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