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Spartans battle through week

Kayla Pafaff in perfect position for the kill in a volleybal match against John Carroll University last Wednesday

September 19, 2014

It has been a week of ups and downs for the Case Western Volleyball team. The team split their two games at the John Carroll Invitational tournament over the weekend before sweeping John Carroll Univesirty at home in Horsburgh Gymnasium Wednesday night. The Spartans started the week on a high...

Spartan women shine in home tournament

Jacob Martin, Opinion Editor

September 12, 2014

Case Western Reserve University co-hosted the 2014 Marcia French Memorial Volleyball Invitational at Horsburgh Gymnasium with Baldwin Wallace University last Friday, Sept. 5, and Saturday, Sept. 6. The Spartans decimated the opposition going 4-0 in the tournament. On Friday, Case won 25-21, 25-15...

Win some, lose some

JP. O’Hagan, Sports Editor

September 5, 2014

Volleyball team splits both days of opening tournament The Spartans will look to build on last weekend’s steady performance at their home opener tournament starting tonight. The Case Western Reserve University volleyball team opened the 2014 season with a 2-2 performance at the Otterbein Classi...

Volleyball Club finds time for fun

Volleyball club practicing at Adelbert Gym for their tournament

Katie Wieser, Director of Print

February 28, 2014

Varsity volleyball season may be long over, but the Case Volleyball Club is still digging in with the women’s team hosting their annual tournament last weekend and the men wrapping up the first seed placement in their division of play. The recreational club practices together, although the men’s...

Katie Best faces year of changes

Katie Best is in her second season, her first as the team’s starting libero.

Katie Wieser, Sports Editor

December 6, 2013

Sophomore defensive specialist Katie Best has had a lot of changes in her sophomore year at CWRU. Originally majoring in biomedical engineering, Best recently realized that she was truly passionate about biochemistry pre med. “Originally I thought I wanted to be an MD/PHD, a doctor that does research....

Volleyball ends season ranked sixth in UAA

Katie Wieser, Sports Editor

November 15, 2013

The Spartan volleyball team ended their season last weekend with the culminating University Athletics Association conference championship. The team entered the competition ranked sixth in the group, leading Brandeis University and the University of Rochester. The UAA conference is particularly challenging...

Spartans end season with win

Natalie Southard and Carolyn Bogart defend the net during final home match against Wooster Nov. 2nd.

Katie Wieser, Sports Editor

November 8, 2013

The Spartan volleyball team overcame obstacles to get back to .500 on the season going into the University Athletics Association championship this weekend. The team was riddled by injuries all season and struggled to overcome the youth and inexperience of the team to win against tough opponents. However,...

Spartan Volleyball looks to break even

Katie Wieser, Sports Editor

November 4, 2013

The Case Western volleyball team competes in their last non-conference match versus Wooster College this Saturday at the Veale Center. The squad looks to improve on their 14-15 record to break even before competing in the conference championship on Nov. 8 and 9. The Spartans wrapped up their preliminary...

Volleyball team ends Allegheny tournament with a win

Katie Wieser, Sports Editor

October 28, 2013

The Case Western volleyball team finished up their season non-conference schedule with a win versus Allegheny University on Saturday. The Spartans won in straight sets with scores of 25-20, 25-16 and 25-23. The team has one more match to prepare for the University Athletics Association Championship on Nov 8th a...

Spartan Volleyball falls to Wittenberg

Katie Wieser, Sports Editor

October 28, 2013

The Case Western volleyball team’s record currently stands at 13-15 after a loss to Wittenberg University on Friday. During the opening match of the Allegheny University tournament, the Spartans fell to the Tigers in four sets, helping the Wittenberg team clinch their eighth straight North Coast Athlet...

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