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First-year soccer player off to a blistering start

First-year soccer player off to a blistering start

Nicholas Kamlet, Staff Reporter

November 1, 2019

Aniya Hartzler is a first-year forward on the Case Western Reserve University women’s soccer team. In just her first year, she is already off to an amazing start, scoring five goals and racking up four assists. This has helped the team to a 12-3 record so far in the season. Hartzler comes from a very...

Fighting Gobies ultimate frisbee club looks poised for big spring season

Andrew Ford, Staff Reporter

November 1, 2019

At Case Western Reserve University, varsity sports are not a top focus for many students—and club sports often occupy even less attention.  But the Spartan athletic tradition is tangible for those who seek it, and no sport represents the success of CWRU sports better than the Ultimate Frisbee Club.  ...

Rugby’s successful season and the basics of the sport

David Chang, Staff Reporter

November 1, 2019

You’ve probably seen the intimidating New Zealand ‘all blacks’ haka pregame dance rituals on YouTube, but have you wondered how the game of rugby is actually played? Recently finishing their fall season with a record of 5-1-1 and second place in their league, the Case Western Reserve University ...

Spartans conquer at inter-regional rumble

Captain Trey Razanauskas crosses the finish line first of 339 runners, leading the team to an impressive finish.

Chris Heermann, Photo Editor

October 25, 2019

While much of campus traveled home for fall break, the Case Western Reserve University men’s and women’s cross country teams journeyed to the Inter-Regional Rumble, hosted by Oberlin College. This was the last race of the regular season and the best indication of how teams will perform in the posts...

Soccer continues UAA play

Merry Meyer kicks the ball across the field in the game against Emory University

David Chang, Staff Reporter

October 25, 2019

Case Western Reserve University men’s soccer team hosted two UAA conference games over fall break. The men nearly pulled out two thrilling ties. CWRU tied the Emory University Eagles 2-2, but dropped a 1-0 loss to the University of Rochester Yellow Jackets. The ladies team split their games, beating t...

Spartans split in final regular season conference action

Andrew Ford, Staff Reporter

October 25, 2019

After a disappointing September, the Case Western Reserve University volleyball team has gotten back on track in October with a 2-2 record over their last four matches. Against Heidelberg University, one of the best teams in the region, the Spartans fell three sets to one on Oct. 10. CWRU couldn’...

Football remains undefeated

Football remains undefeated

Shreya Ramani, Staff Reporter

October 25, 2019

This past weekend, the 23rd/19th-ranked Case Western Reserve University Spartans traveled to Latrobe, Pennsylvania, where they improved their record to 6-0 with a 34-26 win over Saint Vincent College. This win affirmed their standing as leaders in their Presidents’ Athletic Conference, where they hav...

NCAA Ohio Division I Football Week Nine Round-up

Ryan Yoo, Director of Design

October 25, 2019

Unfortunately, going to a Division III school means that even though the football team is actually pretty good there aren’t that many people who enjoy following the team. If you want to experience college football teams with a more vocal fanbase, here’s an update from some notable NCAA Division I te...

Spartans run personal bests at Oberlin

Chris Heermann, Photo Editor

October 25, 2019

Racing against some of their toughest competition all year, the women’s cross country team finished an impressive seventh out of 32 teams this past weekend at Oberlin’s Inter-Regional Rumble. All six teams who finished ahead of the Spartans are ranked nationally, while CWRU sits unranked for now. ...

Soccer falls to NYU

Soccer falls to NYU

David Chang, Staff Reporter

October 11, 2019

Both the men’s and women’s soccer teams played against New York University teams, with the women’s team losing 1-0 in double overtime and the men’s team losing 3-0 in their opening UAA games. In the women’s game, the Spartans’ crucial chance to score came off of a free kick at the end...

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