The Oberlin Review

Men’s Soccer Keeps Postseason Hopes Alive

Dylan Holmes

October 14, 2011


Filed under Soccer, SPORTS, Varsity Fall

After a string of disappointing performances in conference play, the men’s soccer team ended the week on a high note, regaining control of its postseason destiny in the process. After a heartbreaking 1–0 loss to the Kenyon College Lords last Saturday, the Yeomen secured an important North Coast Athletic...

Editorial: Onward and Upward for Women’s Lacrosse

Phoebe Hammer and Madeleine O'Meara

October 14, 2011


Filed under Lacrosse, SPORTS, Varsity Spring

Have you ever been dumped? Have you experienced that combination of worthlessness and anger? That’s kind of what it feels like. On the morning of Wednesday, Oct. 5, the women’s lacrosse team was summoned to the Heisman Room in Philips Gym for a mandatory 8 a.m. meeting. When we saw the imposing...

Editorial: Al Davis Stirs Controversy, Even in Death

Chris Landers, Sports Editor

October 14, 2011


Filed under SPORTS, Sports Editorials & Features

As it turned out, Steve Jobs wasn’t the only Bay Area pioneer to pass away last week. Al Davis, owner of the NFL’s Oakland Raiders for thirty-five years and one of the league’s foremost leaders since its inception in 1970, died early last Saturday morning at the age of 82. The posthumous outp...

Separate but Equal? The State of Club Sports

Quinn Hull

October 14, 2011


Filed under Club & Intramural Sports, SPORTS, Sports Editorials & Features

Any given weekday, within the seemingly quiet bowels of Hales Gymnasium, the sovereign of club sports operates in hurried solitude. Maybe Director or Recreation and Club Sports Betsy Bruce, the self-described “Athletic director for everything but varsity sports,” will be trying to get a hold of the...

Volleyball Works to Change Culture

Phoebe Hammer

October 7, 2011


Filed under SPORTS, Varsity Fall, Volleyball

Despite positive signs for the future, the women’s volleyball team left their home court disappointed again on Wednesday night. The Yeowomen fell to the Baldwin-Wallace College Yellow Jackets in three sets, 11–25, 8–25, 13–25. Providing a glimpse into the program’s bright future, a pair...

Cross Country Continues to Rocket Up Rankings

Madeleine O'Meara

October 7, 2011


Filed under Cross Country, SPORTS, Varsity Fall

Women’s cross country added another victory to its already lengthy list of accomplishments, finishing first in the All-Ohio Championship hosted at Cedarville University on Friday, Sept. 30. The team conquered powerhouses Case Western Reserve University, who edged out the Yeowomen last season, and Ohio...

Football Can’t Keep Up with Wittenberg

Ashley Parish

October 7, 2011


Filed under Football, SPORTS, Varsity Fall

Oberlin College trailed by only a touchdown after the first half against Wittenberg University last weekend, but in the end the Tigers' explosive offense was too much for the Yeomen. Oberlin lost 41–19 to nationally ranked Wittenberg on a cold and windy afternoon in southern Ohio. “I think we...

Women’s Soccer Drops Three Heartbreakers

Kirby Livingston

October 7, 2011


Filed under Soccer, SPORTS, Varsity Fall

The women’s soccer team continues to knock on the door of success, but just can’t seem to kick it in. The Yeowomen suffered three heartbreaking losses this week, starting with a 2–1 home defeat at the hands of the John Carroll University Blue Streaks, and ending with two tough road setbacks...

Men’s Soccer Struggles to Open NCAC Play

Ariel Lewis

October 7, 2011


Filed under Soccer, SPORTS, Varsity Fall

After building momentum with a string of great performances over the last few weeks, the men’s soccer team has stumbled out of the gate in conference play. The Yeomen dropped two tough North Coast Athletic Conference contests, first to the Wittenberg University Tigers on Saturday and then to the powerhouse...

Preying Manti Look to Continue Past Success

Quinn Hull

September 30, 2011


Filed under Club & Intramural Sports, SPORTS

On a foggy Saturday last spring, the Preying Manti arrived at an innocuous patch of grass in Buffalo, NY, site of the USA Ultimate Division III College Ultimate Championshps. Then, with incisors glinting and bodies bowed, the Manti — also known as the Oberlin women’s Ultimate Frisbee team — proved...

Yeomen Almost Notch Historic Win

James Blankenship, Editor-in-Chief

September 30, 2011


Filed under Soccer, SPORTS, Varsity Fall

The men’s soccer team nearly toppled the undefeated Notre Dame College Falcons on Wednesday, Sept. 28, forcing overtime in arguably one of the greatest games to ever grace Fred Shults field. The 2010 NAIA National Finalists, Notre Dame came out of the gates sloppy, underestimating an Oberlin squad...

Yeomen Send Terriers to the Pound in Blowout Homecoming Victory

Yeomen Send Terriers to the Pound in Blowout Homecoming Victory

Dylan Holmes

September 30, 2011


Filed under Football, SPORTS, Varsity Fall

With multiple generations of alumni roaming the grounds at Savage Stadium, Oberlin football put on a show, dominating the visiting Hiram College Terriers in a 27–7 victory in Saturday’s Homecoming game. The victory marks the second straight year — and only the second time since 1989 — that the...

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