CWRU Classic Game of the Day: Volleyball wins a Five-Set Thriller over Berry in 2016

The Spartans celebrate after the match-clinching point against Berry.

Over the next few weeks, athletics.case.edu will be digging into our archives to highlight some of the great games and events for the Spartans over the past few years.

For today's Classic Game, we go back to early in the 2016 season for the CWRU volleyball team. On Friday, September 9, the Marcia French Tournament in Horsburgh Gymnasium featured a battle of 5-0 teams coming off NCAA Tournament appearances the year prior, with the Spartans hosting Berry College. The Vikings jumped out to a two-set lead, but the Spartans battled back to win the next two sets and even the match. With the fifth set even at 13-13, Haley Sims, then a first-year player, notched a kill and a block to give the Spartans the win over Berry.

Past CWRU Classic Games
March 19: CWRU Softball Beats Rowan in Extra Innings at the NCAA Championships
March 20: CWRU Men's Soccer Advances to NCAA Quarterfinals
March 23: CWRU Football Tops Westminster 26-22 in 2016
March 24: CWRU Women's Basketball Upsets #14 Chicago in 2020
March 25: CWRU Baseball Walks Off against St. John Fisher in 2019
March 26: CWRU Women's Soccer Tops #2 Wash U. in OT in 2014
March 27: CWRU Wrestling Tops #17 NYU at the 2019 UAA Championships