Women’s season ends

By: Andrew Utz ~Staff Writer~ In the final weeks of its season, the women’s soccer team ended with its highest winning season since joining the Big East. Its overall record was eight wins, nine losses and one tie, while its conference season ended with three wins and six losses. Over its last five games, the team ended with two wins and three losses. The Musketeers’ first stop was in Washington, D.C., against Georgetown. Through 70 minutes of play, the Musketeers held the Hoyas to a single goal. It was netted early in the second half, and Georgetown continued to hammer … Continue reading Women’s season ends

Xavier looks forward to a strong Big East

By: Brent Raines ~Sports Editor~ It’s now year three of the new Catholic-flavored Big East, and the 2015-16 season might represent Xavier’s best chance to make a run at a conference title. For the second consecutive season, the media picked the Musketeers to finish fourth in the conference at Big East Media Day. Here is the Newswire’s Big East conference preview and predictions. 1. Villanova (16-2 2014-15 conference record, Projected finish at BE Media Day: First) Another year, another conference championship for the Wildcats. While both James Farr and Chris Mack stressed the importance of beating Villanova in interviews with … Continue reading Xavier looks forward to a strong Big East

Women’s conference preview: DePaul’s league to lose

By: Kyle Tooley ~Staff Writer~ Women’s basketball is set to kick off in a few weeks, and there is no basketball more exciting than basketball in the Big East. The Blue Demons of DePaul, for the third straight year, are the coach’s favorite to win the conference, but it will not be an easy road. Teams from all around the conference are looking to dethrone the reigning champions, so let‘s take a look at the projected standings, as outlined by the coaches from around the Big East: 1. DePaul (15-3 Big East record in 2014-15) Coming off yet another conference … Continue reading Women’s conference preview: DePaul’s league to lose