The Oberlin Review

Volleyball Struggles at Kenyon

Kirby Livingston

September 30, 2011


Filed under SPORTS, Varsity Fall, Volleyball

The women’s volleyball team entered its first North Coast Athletic Conference tournament with an 0–9 record and plenty to prove. The Yeowomen were looking to build off of the momentum from their home opener ten days earlier, where they managed to force a fourth set against a solid Muskingum University...

Women’s Soccer Dominates Away Game

Alen Cisija

September 30, 2011


Filed under Soccer, SPORTS, Varsity Fall

While most of Oberlin was sound asleep at 6 a.m. last Sunday morning, the women’s soccer team was on a business trip. The Yeowomen rose at the crack of dawn to travel to Franklin, IN, to face the Grizzlies of Franklin College. A five-and-a-half hour ride, a rainy day and the Grizzlies’ stingy defense...

Field Hockey Falls Between the Raindrops

Ariel Lewis, Sports Editor

September 30, 2011


Filed under Club & Intramural Sports, SPORTS

Oberlin field hockey has been stuck in the mud recently — and not just figuratively. The Yeowomen’s Homecoming game against DePauw University on Saturday, Sept. 29, was moved to Western Reserve Academy in Hudson, Ohio because of poor field conditions. The Yeowomen couldn’t overcome Mother Nature,...

Editorial: Lessons from Homecoming Weekend

Chris Landers, Sports Editor

September 30, 2011


Filed under SPORTS, Sports Editorials & Features

Another Sept. 11 has come and gone, time indifferently trudging on, as it always does, despite how often we could swear it would never move again. The obligatory perspective pieces flooded in to publications large and small, pausing to reflect on just how much the past 10 years have transformed us. And...

Cross Country Continues to Climb

Ashley Parish

September 30, 2011


Filed under Cross Country, SPORTS, Varsity Fall

Oberlin’s cross country teams showed last weekend that they could run with some of the best in the nation at the Purple Valley Classic in Williamstown, MA. The Yeowomen placed sixth in the 16-team meet behind powerhouses Middlebury College — the number-one ranked team in Division III — Williams...

Field Hockey Splits a Home Pair

Madeleine O'Meara

September 23, 2011


Filed under Club & Intramural Sports, SPORTS

The field hockey team battled two conference rivals at home this week, taking on the Wittenberg University Tigers on Sunday and the Ohio Wesleyan University Battling Bishops on Tuesday. The Yeowomen played a thriller against Wittenberg, a back-and-forth affair that needed overtime to decide a winner....

Women’s Soccer Falls Just Short against Brockport

James Kriz, Staff Writer

September 23, 2011


Filed under Soccer, SPORTS, Varsity Fall

The women’s soccer team arrived ready for a tough matchup at Fred Shults Field this past Saturday, Sept. 17. SUNY Brockport entered the contest with an impressive 3–1–1 record, providing an important test for the young and talented Yeowomen squad. On a rare day of peaceful weather in Northeast...

Men’s Soccer Rolls Over Tiffin

Phoebe Hammer

September 23, 2011


Filed under Soccer, SPORTS, Varsity Fall

The Oberlin College men’s soccer team celebrated its most decisive victory of the season on Wednesday, Sept. 21, defeating Heidelberg University in a 3–0 shutout in nearby Tiffin, Ohio. Despite the final score, the game was a brutal fight to the finish. “It was a scrappy, hard-fought win,”...

In the Locker Room: Greg Mangan

James Blankenship, Editor-in-Chief

September 23, 2011


Filed under Football, In the Locker Room, SPORTS, Varsity Fall

You graduated in 2009 as Oberlin’s all-time leader in every significant passing category. When you first stepped onto campus as the Quarterback Coach this summer, did it feel sort of surreal? It definitely was. A lot of the guys I knew were gone at that point. I think the seniors now were first-y...

Football Can’t Cash In Against Scots

Football Can’t Cash In Against Scots

Alen Cisija

September 23, 2011


Filed under Football, SPORTS, Varsity Fall

With the stands packed at Savage Stadium, Oberlin football came up agonizingly short in a heartbreaking loss to the College of Wooster Fighting Scots last Saturday. Failing to convert in the red zone on multiple drives, the Yeomen lost a tough 14–3 game. Plagued by costly turnovers and an injury to...

Men’s Ultimate Frisbee Takes Flight

Quinn Hull

September 23, 2011


Filed under Club & Intramural Sports, SPORTS

Socks jogs along the midfield line, then, like a shot, he cuts toward the goal. He glimpses it out of the corner of his eye: shooting through the air, perfectly delivered, right on the money. But he’s closely defended. He locks elbows with an opposing player in the end zone; they make a final jostle...

Women’s Soccer Grabs Two Wins in Indiana

Madeleine O'Meara

September 16, 2011


Filed under Soccer, SPORTS, Varsity Fall

The Oberlin women’s soccer team continued to be road warriors this season, moving its record to a solid 3–3–1 over the past week. The Yeowomen closed out a pair of tough wins in Indiana over Anderson University and Manchester College before coming up just short in a hard-fought defeat to the University...

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