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Blue and Gold find their stride in win over Kenyon College

 
The John Carroll University soccer team has already failed twice out of their first three games of the season to put a goal on the board. Fresh off a double overtime 1-0 loss to Allegheny College, the Blue and Gold found their scoring stride in Gambier, Ohio with a 3-1 win over Kenyon College…

Fall and Football

It’s early September, and there’s no time better in the sports world. college football and the NFL have kicked off, the MLB playoff races are in full swing and this year, we’ve even got the FIBA World Cup to satisfy your basketball needs.
 
While all of those sports are exciting and draw my attention,…

JCU handles St. Vincent in season opener

 
 
 
“Defense wins championships.”
 
It’s a motto heard across the sports world time and time again. A motto that the John Carroll University football program seems to believe in.
 
For the second year in a row, the Blue Streaks opened up the season with a shutout.
 
After 2013’s 41-0 trouncing…

Weisenberger leads JCU to 13th place finish at Denison Invitational

 
Consistency was the key for the John Carroll University women’s golf team this past weekend in Granville, OH at the Denison Invitational where they shot a 386 on day one and a 388 on day two to finish in 13th place overall out of the 16 schools represented at the Invitational.

The Blue Streaks…

Blue Streaks go for clean sweep over weekend

 
The John Carroll University volleyball team began the season in fantastic fashion.
 
The team now stands at 6-1 on the season after securing four wins in the Marcia French Memorial Invitational. This is the strongest start to the season that JCU volleyball has had since the 2011 season.
 
One thing that makes…

Blue Streaks go .500 at Stockton Seashore Classic

A weekend away in Galloway, New Jersey was far from a vacation for the John Carroll University men’s soccer team. The Blue Streaks traveled to the east coast for the Stockton Seashore Classic and a two-game weekend slated against The College of New Jersey and Richard Stockton College.
 
The Blue Streaks confidently entered Friday’s…

Blue Streaks ride three top-15 finishes to 2nd place finish

 
 
John Carroll University men’s golf team took the trip to The College of Wooster to participate in the Gatorade Collegiate Golf Tournament this past weekend. On Saturday and Sunday the men of JCU golf put together an impressive showing coming in second place out of seven teams. They finished with a final score of…

JCU finishes inaugural regular season with a 12-3 mark

 
In what is a rarity for any lacrosse game,  neither the John Carroll University nor Wilmington College lacrosse teams scored a goal in the entire first quarter in their game on Saturday, April 26.
 
After making some minor adjustments in between quarters, the floodgates opened for the Blue Streaks, as they unloaded for…

Consistent play helps men’s golf claim fourth at OAC championships

The John Carroll University Men’s golf team claimed fourth place in the Ohio Athletic Conference Championships at the River Greens Golf Course in West Lafayette, Ohio from April 25-27.
 
Thanks to a second place overall finish from sophomore Casey Vancil, the Blue Streaks were able to hold off conference rivals in the University of…

Cross Country and Track coach Dara Ford moves on to Otterbein

 
 
After six seasons as head coach of the cross country teams at John Carroll University and five seasons as head coach of the track and field teams, Dara Ford had decided to resign from both positions as she will be moving on to Otterbein University where she will be holding identical head coaching…

Grit and grind

The grit and grind Memphis Grizzlies are doing it again.
 
In the 2012, the Grizzlies took the Oklahoma City Thunder to seven games before the Thunder managed to trump Memphis en route to their NBA finals appearance.
 
In 2013, with OKC’s star point guard Russell Westbrook out due to injury, the Grizzlies threw…

JCU Women’s Tennis puts in perfect performance heading into OACs

 
 
John Carroll University’s women’s tennis team put on a dominant display on Saturday, April 26 over Marrieta College. This performance was especially impressive as they did not drop a single set throughout the entire match.
 
The team started out strong with sophomores Catherine Engel and Anna Stein  not dropping a single set…

JCU splits weekend series to end three-game skid

 
After dropping two critical non-conference games to Marietta College on Saturday, April 26, the  John Carroll University Baseball team looked to bounce back against Denison University Big Red.
 
Since the season began in Florida for the Blue Streaks there have been two things missing: nice weather and seven inning games. In a two-game…

Women’s Golf ends season with tough competition in OAC Championships

 
 
Over the weekend of April 25-26, John Carroll University’s women’s golf team competed in the Ohio Athletic Conference Women’s Golf Championships at the Columbia Country Club in Columbia Station, Ohio.
 
Finishing seventh out of eight total teams, the Blue Streaks contributed solid rounds across the board, the best of which came from sophomore…

Dramatic sweep sends softball to OAC tournament

 
John Carroll University’s softball team needed a spark as Marietta College came to University Heights on Saturday, April 26 in what was  the final series of the season for both teams.
 
That spark came from senior Samantha Becker, who helped lead the Blue Streaks to a sweep of Marietta to clinch a trip…

JCU men’s tennis looking up heading into OACs

Coming off a clean sweep of Marietta College on Saturday, April 26, the John Carroll University men’s tennis team will have all the confidence in the world heading into the Ohio Athletic Conference Tournament.
 
The Blue Streaks found strong performances from freshman to seniors on Saturday, starting with freshman Jad Abdul-Aal keeping his perfect…

JCU earns second place finish to cap 2014

A second place finish behind the No. 2 team in the nation is nothing to be ashamed of. And, that is exactly what the John Carroll University men’s track and field team was able to accomplish over the weekend of April 25-26 at the Ohio Athletic Conference Championships in Berea, Ohio at Baldwin Wallace University.…

Blue Streaks squeak out victory

Following an 8-1 loss to Oberlin College on March 15, the situation looked bleak for the John Carroll University men’s tennis squad.
 
The team’s veterans sputtered and the young guns couldn’t step up.
 
That changed one week later with a 9-0 win over Muskingum University in the Ohio Athletic Conference opener. The Blue…

JCU makes mark at two invitationals over weekend

 
Heading into its third week of outdoor competition, the John Carroll University men’s track and field team split up this weekend. The majority of athletes competed Saturday at the Bob Kahn Invitational, hosted by Oberlin College.
 
Sophomore Rondel Armour won the long jump with a distance of 5.94 meters. Also faring well in…

Hello friends: A Masters Preview

 
The best weekend in spring is upon us. Welcome to Masters week, everyone.
 
Golf’s most beloved event will tee off Thursday with considerable intrigue. For the first time since 1994, Tiger Woods will not participate in the Masters. Welcome to the new wide-open era of golf.
 
Twenty different players have won the…

Blue Streaks up their 9-1 record as they enter OAC play

 
In its first year as an official varsity sport, it’s safe to say the John Carroll University men’s lacrosse team has become a force to be reckoned with.
 
The Blue Streaks headed north to Beloit, Wis. this past weekend to face Beloit College. The game ended in a 9-3 victory for JCU, making…

Clutch Gene

Aaron Harrison is the real deal.
 
And despite falling just short of a national title, the University of Kentucky is the real deal.
 
As a die-hard University of Michgan fan and known hater of the one-and-done freshmen, it kills me to say it, but these Wildcats have stolen my heart.
 
I’ve never…

JCU splits weekend series despite weather delay

 
 
A storm forced the John Carroll University baseball team to travel to Ohio Northern University for a doubleheader on Sunday, April 6. The Blue Streaks split with the Polar Bears, grabbing the first game, 6-2, and dropping the second, 3-1.
 
Pitching was the cornerstone for the Blue Streaks in the first game.…

Blue Streaks turn in impressive performance at Oberlin

 
The John Carroll University women’s track and field team participated in the non-scored Bob Kahn Invitational at Oberlin College last weekend. Even without the official scoring, the Blue Streaks still posted several impressive performances.
 
The weather was expected to be a big factor throughout the day, but clear skies turned out to be…

JCU narrowly misses historic upset

In what was almost a historic day for the John Carroll University women’s tennis team, the Blue Streaks faced off with Ohio Athletic Conference powerhouse Ohio Northern University on Saturday, April 5. The Polar Bears have not lost a regular season conference match in almost four years.
 
It came down to the final two…