The Oberlin Review

Yeomen Kick off Conference Play, Besting OWU

Yeomen Kick off Conference Play, Besting OWU

March 31, 2017

Riding an eight-match win streak, men’s tennis earned its first North Coast Athletic Conference victory with an 8–1 win over the Ohio Wesleyan University Battling Bishops Saturday. The Yeomen posted five non-conference victories during their spring break trip in the beach-front town of Hilton Head, SC, moving their overall record to 10–5. Junior Michael Drougas said the team is motivated to maintain that momentum as it looks ahead to the rest of conference play. “I think and hope our expectations...

In The Locker Room with Women’s Track and Field

In The Locker Room with Women’s Track and Field

March 31, 2017

In The Locker Room with Lilah Drafts-Johnson and Monique Newton This week, the Review sat down with junior sprinter/jumper Lilah Drafts-Johnson and junior thrower Monique Newton to talk about the women’s team’s first outright conference championship in school history, the duo’s experiences competing at Nationals and their expectations for the outdoor season. In the NCAA Division III Indoor Championship, Newton shattered records across the board, placing first in the nation at shot put an...

Baseball Sweeps Berea in Doubleheader

Baseball Sweeps Berea in Doubleheader

March 10, 2017

With 31 hits and 29 runs, the baseball team opened up the 2017 season in style by defeating the Berea College Mountaineers in a doubleheader 12–1 and 17–0. After a disappointing 2016 campaign, the Yeomen are looking to build off their current 2–0 start to recapture the magic of 2015, when they claimed the first conference championship in program history and made a deep run into the NCAA Regionals. “The disappointment from last year has left our guys extra hungry for success this season,...

Women’s Lacrosse Dominates Openers

Women’s Lacrosse Dominates Openers

March 10, 2017

Women’s lacrosse continued its hot start to the 2017 season Saturday with a 22–2 win over the Kalamazoo College Hornets. Led by junior Natalie Rauchle, who scored five goals, 10 different Yeowomen tallied goals. The Yeowomen were also victorious yesterday, defeating the Otterbein University Cardinals 19–4 to improve their overall record to 3–0. Rauchle continued her dominant start to the season by tallying three goals to move her team-leading total to 12, while junior Sydney Garvis, sen...

Yeowomen Fall to NCAC Rival Tigers

Yeowomen Fall to NCAC Rival Tigers

March 3, 2017

In a tough loss to the No. 25 DePauw University Tigers, the Yeowomen fell 6–3 Sunday to the rival who bested them last year in the North Coast Athletic Conference Tournament third-place match, the last match of the 2015-16 season. The loss came a day after a victory over the Centre College Colonels, which helped the Yeowomen protect their number 40 national rank. Head Coach Constantine Ananiadis said Oberlin fell just short of DePauw on the Tigers’ home courts. “Our game plan was to come...

In The Locker Room with Women’s Lacrosse

In The Locker Room with Women’s Lacrosse

March 3, 2017

This week, the Review sat down with women’s lacrosse first-year midfielders Mia Battle and Eliza Amber to discuss their rookie season, offseason training and the eight-person senior class leadership. Last season, the Yeowomen finished 10–7 overall and 4­–4 in North Coast Athletic Conference competition, falling to The College of Wooster in a heartbreaking 14–13 loss to keep them out of the NCAC tournament. The squad ranked fourth in the conference’s preseason poll and earned its first wi...

Dropping First Two Games, Yeomen Face Growing Pains

Dropping First Two Games, Yeomen Face Growing Pains

February 24, 2017

The men’s lacrosse team suffered season opening defeats this weekend, dropping its first two games against the John Carroll University Blue Streaks and Baldwin Wallace University Yellow Jackets 19–6 and 18–5 respectively. After losing 10 seniors to graduation last year, seven of whom were starters, Head Coach Topher Grossman said this year’s squad is experiencing some growing pains. “I think we’ve found out that we have a lot to learn,” Grossman said. “We have a lot of areas we...

Women’s Tennis Splits Home Opener

Women’s Tennis Splits Home Opener

February 17, 2017

Women’s tennis swept the Baldwin Wallace University Yellow Jackets 9–0 in its first win of the season Saturday before falling to Division II Indiana University of Pennsylvania 7–2 later that afternoon. Led by veteran players but bolstered by a strong rookie class, Oberlin’s record stands at 1–2. Though the spring season has just begun, the squad has faced non-conference competition at all levels. “We have already seen some of the top players in Division III, as well as some strong Div...

Track, Field Collects NCAC Athlete of the Week Awards

Track, Field Collects NCAC Athlete of the Week Awards

February 17, 2017

Currently ranked 15th in the nation, Yeowomen track and field racked up record-breaking performances Feb. 11 at the All-Ohio Championships, as junior Lilah Drafts-Johnson set two school records. Propelling the women’s team to a fourth place finish, Drafts-Johnson earned her NCAC Sprinter/Hurdler of the Week honors. “Lilah Drafts-Johnson was an absolute star,” said Head Track and Field Coach Ray Appenheimer. “She’s been working so hard. It was great to see her mark these [records] off he...

Men’s Tennis Squashes Wabash Little Giants

Men’s Tennis Squashes Wabash Little Giants

February 10, 2017

While battles between the Wabash College Little Giants and the Yeomen are typically close, Oberlin dominated last Saturday, sweeping doubles in a decisive 6–2 victory at Medical Mutual Tennis Pavilion in Cleveland, Ohio. Bolstered by a strong class of first-years, the Yeomen are currently ranked 40th nationally and 11th in the Central Region of the Intercollegiate Tennis Association, boasting a 2–0 record. “We’ve had a solid start to the season because this is one of the most hardworking...

Feature Photo: Women’s Tennis Hosts Invitational

Feature Photo: Women’s Tennis Hosts Invitational

September 16, 2016

Over 100 women’s tennis players took to the Don Hunsinger courts for the 10th–annual Oberlin Invitational from Sept. 9–11. The invitational gave the Yeowomen a chance to compete against North Coast Athletic Conference foes Denison University and The College of Wooster as well as Division II Slippery Rock University and West Virginia State University. A total of 12 teams participated in the tournament, in which players and doubles pairs compete individually — no team scores are kept. Play...

Fighting Scots Best Yeowomen

Fighting Scots Best Yeowomen

May 6, 2016

The air was filled with tension as the women’s lacrosse team took the field against the College of Wooster Fighting Scots Saturday, as both teams had a North Coast Athletic Conference playoff bid at stake. In a back-and-forth contest that featured plenty of offensive output and some drama, the Fighting Scots overcame a late-game comeback from the Yeowomen to win the contest 14–13. Before the game, Oberlin honored its four senior team members, midfielders Grace Barlow and Suzanna Doak, defender...

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