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Volleyball makes national tournament after finishing third in conference

Eddie Kerekes, Staff Reporter

November 13, 2015

For just the second time in the history of the Case Western Reserve University volleyball program, the team is playing in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Championship tournament. The Spartans will face the University of Mary Washington in the first round on Friday, Nov. 13 on the...

Spartan volleyball splits, spoiling senior sendoff

Eddie Kerekes, Staff Reporter

November 6, 2015

Every year senior day is bittersweet, but it was particularly so for this year’s Case Western Reserve University volleyball team, as they only managed to win one of two matches. They played well enough to defeat The College of Wooster Fighting Scots 25-17, 25-16, 25-21, but were unable to overcome...

Spartan Volleyball: A true underdog story

The CWRU Volleyball team is lead by five seniors who have been through everything together

Eddie Kerekes, Staff Reporter

October 30, 2015

Starting the season on the longest opening winning streak under their head coach. Defeating three teams who, at the time, were nationally ranked in the top 20. Winning an unprecedented 16 matches in straight sets. And, of course, receiving a national ranking for the first time in program history. The...

Spartans win three at volleyball UAAs, upset No. 21 Chicago

The Spartans hosted the second round of the UAA Round Robins and won three of their four games this weekend.

Eddie Kerekes, Staff Reporter

October 23, 2015

To beat the best, you have to play the best, and the Case Western Reserve University volleyball team has certainly played the best this year because two of the top teams in the country play in their conference. The hosting Spartans won three out of four matches in University Athletic Association...

Volleyball earns first ever national ranking, starts well in conference play

Eddie Kerekes, Staff Reporter

October 9, 2015

For the first time, a certain name has graced the American Volleyball Coaches’ Association top-25 poll. That name is Case Western Reserve University. The Spartan volleyball squad earned the No. 24 rankings after winning two out of three matches at New York University as part of the first University...

Volleyball sweeps weekend, ready for conference play

Spartan libero Katie Best prepares for a serve against Baldwin Wallace last week. Best was a key member in helping the Spartans sweep their tournament last weekend.

Eddie Kerekes, Staff Reporter

October 2, 2015

The Case Western Reserve University Volleyball Team won all four of their games in the Carnegie Mellon DoubleTree Invitational on Friday, Sept. 25 and Saturday, Sept. 26, defeating Pomona-Pitzer, Brooklyn College, Stevenson and Westminster. Leading the Spartans on the weekend were first-year setter...

Spartan volleyball falls to BWU

The volleyball team scrambles for a ball against Baldwin Wallace. The Spartans dropped their first game of the season in a nail biter Wednesday night.

Eddie Kerekes, Staff Reporter

September 25, 2015

After a series of astounding wins by the Case Western Reserve University team, they unfortunately lost their first game of the season this past Wednesday night. Previously, the team extended their match unbeaten streak to 10 by defeating the then No. 18 University of Mount Union Purple Raiders (6-4)...

Undefeated: Volleyball upsets No. 18 Mount Union

Eddie Kerekes, Staff Reporter

September 18, 2015

“10-0: The Dream” read the sign held up by the Case Western Reserve University student section in Horsburgh Gymnasium. Next time, the sign will have to say 11-0 as the Spartans realized the dream by defeating No. 18 Mount Union at home in straight sets, 27-25, 25-16, 25-18, the team’s seventh straight...

Volleyball sweeps weekend, improves to 10-0

Marian Barton fires off a spike in the CWRU win over Mt. Union Wednesday night as the Spartans continue to stay undefeated on the season.

Eddie Kerekes, Staff Reporter

September 18, 2015

Everyone enjoys a little home cooking. That is why the Case Western Reserve University volleyball team had plenty of it last Friday and Saturday, winning the Marcia French Invitational at CWRU’s own Horsburgh Gymnasium. The Spartans defeated the State University of New York College at Buffalo, Thiel ...

Spartan volleyball starts season on fire with a perfect 5-0 record

The Volleyball team celebrates last season after a kill. The Spartans had a lot to celebrate as they swept their four games this weekend so start the season 5-0.

Veijay Raj, Contributing Reporter

September 11, 2015

Pull out the brooms. Case Western’s women’s volleyball team swept the Otterbein Classic in Westerville, Ohio this past weekend, winning all four games and continuing their hot start to the season. Regarding the team’s strong effort, Coach Karen Farrell said, “At the Otterbein Tournament we...

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