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Blue Streaks bounce back from loss with win over Wilmington

 
After a 3-1 loss to Otterbein University on  Tuesday, Oct. 7, the John Carroll University women’s soccer team responded on Saturday, Oct. 11 with a 2-1 win over Wilmington College.
 
The Blue Streaks, who had recently been defeated after a seven-game undefeated stretch, were placed in an uncomfortable position right off the  bat…

Blue Streaks fall to top two teams at Wittenberg Tri-Match

 
 
Three top teams faced off in Springfield, Ohio this weekend. Unfortunately, the John Carroll University volleyball team would fall to two of the top teams in the country.
 
The Blue Streaks battled, but ultimately fell in five matches to Washington and Lee University.  JCU would ultimately be swept by No. 5 Wittenberg…

JCU thwarts Wilmington College behind Potocnik’s hat trick

 
With Ohio Athletic Conference play in full swing for the John Carroll University men’s soccer team, each game becomes more important.
 
In JCU’s 24th all-time match up with the Wilmington College Fightin’ Quakers, the Blue Streaks improved to an impressive 10-3 record on the season, maintaining a perfect 3-0 mark in the OAC…

JCU dominates with 69-0 win over Wilmington in OAC bout

 
 
Domination was the name of the game on Saturday, Oct. 11, as the then No. 6 Blue Streaks improved to 5-0 with a 69-0 win over Wilmington College.
 
The win was made possible by a John Carroll University offense that scored on its first eight possessions of the game and by a…

Can the Thunder survive?

 
This past weekend, I was sitting at my kitchen counter on Sunday morning when I received an ESPN alert.
 
Usually, I’ll look at it and go on with my day as it’s something I rarely care about such as an athlete being interviewed on SportsCenter.
 
But when I received this ESPN alert,…

JCU turns in top-10 performance at All-Ohio Championships

A top-10 finish at the All-Ohio Championships has the John Carroll University women’s cross country team looking strong as the second half of the season looms on the horizon.
 
As a team, the squad placed seventh out of 20 Division III teams, with five Blue Streak runners placing in the top 50.
 
Sophomore…

Second place finish caps off fall season for women’s golf

Turning in their two best performances in their last two outings of the year, the John Carroll University women’s golf team capped off an ever-improving season with a second place finish at the River Greens Invitational in West Lafayette, Ohio.
 
JCU shot a 365 overall as a team, earning them a tie with Capital…

Blue Streaks lose 5-set thriller, ending 5-game win streak

 
The John Carroll University volleyball team has not defeated Ohio Northern University since 2001.  Despite a grueling, two-hour, five-set match, this is a record that remains unbroken, as JCU fell 25-15, 23-25, 25-27, 25-17, 11-15 on Saturday, Oct. 4.
 
In their second Ohio Athletic Conference match of the year, the Blue Streaks (14-3,…

First place finish for JCU highlights All-Ohio Championships

 
 
After a runner-up finish in the 2013 All-Ohio Championships, the John Carroll University men’s cross country team put together a perfect afternoon, scoring themselves 95 points, and claiming first in the 2014 All-Ohio Championships.
 
In the first ever All-Ohio Championship for the Blue Streaks, they had five runners place in the top-25,…

Blue Streaks fall for first time in seven games with loss to Otterbein

 
Extending its shut-out streak to four games, the John Carroll University women’s soccer team defeated Ohio Northern University, 1-0, on Saturday, Oct. 4 in Ada, Ohio.
 
A lone 80th minute goal from senior Chrissy Garcia made the difference. The defender unloaded a rocket off of her right foot, hitting the crossbar and putting…

JCU takes down OAC rival ONU in clash at Don Shula Stadium

Fans bundled up, making their way to Don Shula Stadium on Saturday, Oct. 4 to catch the highly anticipated John Carroll University men’s soccer matchup against Ohio Northern University. Luckily for the fans, the Blue Streaks did not disappoint.
 
JCU had not beaten ONU since 2007. Nor had they lost an Ohio Athletic Conference…

Fall season for men’s golf team ends at BSN Fall Invitational

A strong fall season for the John Carroll University men’s golf team came to a close on Monday, October 6 after the two day BSN Fall Invitational held at Appley Valley Golf Course in Howard, Ohio.
 
As a team, the Blue Streaks placed 9th out of the 11 team field beating out Ohio Wesleyan…

JCU squeaks out comeback win over tough ONU squad

 
John Carroll University’s football team improved to a perfect 4-0 record overall, 3-0 in Ohio Athletic Conference play, after pulling out a 17-10 win over Ohio Northern University.
 
The Blue Streaks traveled to Ada, Ohio during ONU’s Homecoming weekend looking for a result similar to last year’s 47-0 win over the Polar Bears.…

That’s why we love sports

 

I went to the Detroit Lions vs. Buffalo Bills game this past Sunday. Going into the game, my dad and I were incredibly excited.
 
The Bills were starting what we assumed was the corpse of Bills Quarterback Kyle Orton, and we figured this should be an easy win for the Lions to push…

Blue Streaks draw Case, win in dramatic fashion over Grove City

After falling to Case Western Reserve University 5-0 in the past two years, the John Carroll University women’s soccer team battened down the hatches, and held the Spartans to a scoreless tie at home on Friday, Sept. 27.
 
A game in which shots were at a premium, neither the Blue Streaks nor the Spartans…

Big day two for Blue Streaks leave team with positive outlook

 
A great improvement on day two of the Allegheny Invitational aided the John Carroll University women’s golf team to an 18-shot jump, and an eventual eighth place finish.
 
Despite the eighth place finish, there were promising performances all-around from the five competitors for the Blue Streaks.
 
Leading the way for JCU was…

Blue Streaks continue to roll as OAC play begins

 
For the first time since 2010, the John Carroll University volleyball team won its Ohio Athletic Conference opener. On Saturday, Sept. 27, JCU swept the Fightin’ Quakers of Wilmington College, 25-6, 25-11, 25-14.
 
The Blue Streaks came out of the gate swinging at the DeCarlo Varsity Center in University, Heights. In the first…

Underclassmen shine at ITA Regional Championship

The prestigious ITA Regional Championship, which features some of the country’s top tennis players across the country, offered great competition for the John Carroll University men’s tennis team this past weekend.
 
Four individuals representing the Blue Streaks travelled to North Central High School in Indianapolis, Indiana for the weekend event hosted by Wabash College.…

Homecoming weekend brings good fortune in 6-0 win

 
A busy Homecoming and family weekend on the campus of John Carroll University set the scene for a strong performance from the Blue Streaks men’s soccer team. A 6-0 beatdown was handed to the Geneva College Golden Tornadoes to push the Blue and Gold to 7-3 on the season, extending its win streak to…

Blue Streaks earn first team victory of season

 
 
At the Shaker Heights Country Club, on Monday, Sept. 29, the John Carroll University men’s golf team put in their best performance of the season, placing first as a team at the JCU Invitational.
 
Overall, the five man team shot a 289, besting second place, the University of Mount Union, by 15 strokes.…

John Carroll Men’s Cross Country Team Impresses at Pre-Nationals

 
The John Carroll University men’s cross country team continued their season this past weekend, boasting a sixth place finish among the 31 schools competing at the NCAA Division III Pre-Nationals, held in Mason, Ohio.
 
The Blue Streaks have reason to be confident moving forward, having held their own against schools like top-ranked North…

Passing game shines in Homecoming win over Yellow Jackets

Another week, another dominant display by the No. 6 John Carroll University football team. The Blue Streaks improved to 3-0 after a  45-7 blowout win over the Baldwin Wallace University Yellow Jackets on Saturday, Sept. 27.
 
After starting off the year with big wins against St. Vincent College and Heidelberg University, the Blue Streaks…

Go Blue?

I’m a Michigan fan. An incredibly upset Michigan fan.
 
I grew up watching Wolverine football. I saw great players like Chad Henne and Braylon Edwards take the field week after week and contend for Big Ten titles year after year.
 
That all changed when Lloyd Carr retired in 2007. He had been at…

Plethora of shots and goals aid JCU in 6-1 win

 
In the team’s biggest victory since last October, John Carroll University men’s soccer crushed the St. Vincent Bearcats in a 6-1 victory on Saturday, Sept. 20, thanks to a slew of goals by freshman.
 
The Blue Streaks arrived in Latrobe, Pennsylvania, scoring from the moment they got off the bus.
 
Freshman midfielder…

Consistency key at National Catholic Championships

 
In a field of 195 runners, the John Carroll University women’s cross country team had eight runners finish in the top 100 – including five in the top 60 – and placed ninth out of 25 non-Division I teams that raced at the 35th National Catholic Championships on Friday, Sept. 19.
 
Sophomore Becky…