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Akerly saves day with late goal on senior night

 
 
Heading into the bout on Saturday, Oct. 25 against Capital University, the Blue Streaks and the Crusaders were in the midst of a heated battle for fourth place in the Ohio Athletic Conference.
 
The two teams proved to be evenly matched, as they played 109 minutes of back and forth soccer. Then,…

Blue Streaks earn 20th victory of season in 5-set thriller

 
History has been made once more at John Carroll University.  The volleyball team notched its 20th win of the season against the Capital Crusaders on Saturday, winning in five hard-fought sets, 21-25, 28-26, 18-25, 25-20, 15-12.
 
While many of JCU’s recent matches have come down to the wire, JCU has gotten into the…

Swimming and Diving split with OAC champs ONU in season openers

Women’s Swimming
 
Ohio Northern University came into its season opener against John Carroll University at the Johnson Natatorium as the defending Ohio Athletic Conference Champions and with all the confidence in the world,  having beat JCU by nearly 100 points in last year’s meeting.
 
That didn’t faze the Blue Streaks, as the hosts…

JCU clinches first OAC regualr season title since 2005

Nine years have passed since the Ohio Athletic Conference regular season champion has been the John Carroll University men’s soccer team. The wait is over.
 
In its last away conference game, JCU defeated Capital University, 3-2, to extend the team’s winning streak to 11. The Blue Streaks improved to a perfect 7-0 in the…

Special teams key in JCU’s 71-7 victory over Capital

 
Be it offense, defense or special teams, the John Carroll University football team dominated Capital University, defeating the Crusaders 71-7 at Don Shula Stadium on Saturday, Oct. 25
 
The beginning was a repeat of the previous week, as senior Aramis Greenwood returned the opening kickoff for a touchdown for the second consecutive game,…

A game to remember

On Sunday, Nov. 2, Lauren Hill will play in her first and final collegiate basketball game.
 
As a standout high school basketball star, on her 18th birthday, Lauren said she wanted to “do something memorable.” So, she called the Mount St. Joseph University coaching staff, and officially committed.
 
While she was happy with…

The 2014 Cleveland Cavaliers: Can LeBron and Irving spread the Love?

 
The Cleveland Cavaliers are NBA Championship contenders once again.
 
Up until three months ago, if you had told somebody that, they probably would have laughed in your face.
 
Then, the Cavaliers lured LeBron James back to his hometown team and traded Anthony Bennett and Andrew Wiggins for Kevin Love.
 
The acquisitions…

Cleveland Browns vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: What to look for

 
It’s hard to believe that week nine of the NFL season has arrived, but what is even harder to believe is that the Cleveland Browns are contenders. Yes, those Cleveland Browns.
 
The Browns (4-3) will have a chance to add to their success with the underwhelming Tampa Bay Buccaneers making a trip to…

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…