The Oberlin Review

Softball Scores Conference Win

Softball Scores Conference Win

April 22, 2016

The softball team stepped up to the plate Wednesday to take on conference foe the Allegheny College Gators. Coming off of a tough weekend against the DePauw University Tigers, currently ranked number one in the North Coast Athletic Conference, the Yeowomen looked to bounce back and get their first conference win of the year. In the first game of the doubleheader, first-year pitcher Hannah Rasmussen threw a complete game, giving up no runs in a 3–0 win and helping the Yeowomen earn their first...

Player Of The Week: Nick Lobley

Player Of The Week: Nick Lobley

April 22, 2016

Senior attacker Nick Lobley cruises down Bailey Field. On Saturday, Lobley, his classmates and the rest of the squad celebrated senior day with a 20–6 win against the visiting Wabash College Little Giants. The Port Washington, NY, native had four goals and two assists in the Yeomen’s victory, marking his last career game at the Knowlton Athletics Complex. Lobley had another four-goal performance Tuesday and also contributed three assists in the Yeomen’s 22–8 victory against the Hiram College...

Seniors Sprint Ahead at Bob Kahn Invitational

Seniors Sprint Ahead at Bob Kahn Invitational

April 15, 2016

Last weekend, the men’s and women’s track and field teams honored their senior athletes as they performed in their last home meet of the season. The rain and snow didn’t stop the Yeomen and Yeowomen from competing against The College of Wooster, Grove City College and a select number of athletes from Ashland University in this year’s Bob Kahn Invitational. The Yeowomen gave an excellent per­formance in the 100-meter dash, sweeping the event with first, second and third place finishes...

Player of the Week: Justin Cruz

Player of the Week: Justin Cruz

April 15, 2016

Junior outfielder Justin Cruz had an impressive afternoon Wednesday, helping the Yeomen sweep the visiting Hiram College Terriers in 18 combined innings of action. The Pleasanton, CA, native had two hits in game one and earned one RBI in four at-bats. The Yeomen dominated game one, winning 11–4 and only batting six out of a possible seven innings. However, game two proved to be a much more competitive affair. The first run of the contest came in the top of the eighth, marking the first time the...

Tough Competition Tests Yeowomen

Tough Competition Tests Yeowomen

April 15, 2016

The women’s tennis team split two match­es last weekend, knocking off Division II Walsh University 7–2 Friday before falling to Division I Cleveland State 6–1 Saturday. As a Division III school, Oberlin went into the weekend as the underdog in both match­ups. This wasn’t the first time Head Coach Constantine Ananiadis had scheduled these matches against high quality, out of confer­ence competition — heading into the season ranked 38th in the country, Ananiadis con­siders it beneficial...

Yeomen Fail to Complete Comeback

Matt Walker

April 15, 2016

Filed under Lacrosse, SPORTS, Varsity Spring

The men’s lacrosse team journeyed to Gambier, Ohio Wednesday for its annual rivalry matchup against the Ke­nyon College Lords. After Saturday’s loss to Denison Uni­versity — ranked fifth in the nation — the Yeomen were looking to get back into the win column against their conference foe. While the Lords boast one of the North Coast Athletic Conference’s best offenses, the Yeomen were looking to keep their Conference hopes alive with a win in Gambier. Kenyon started the game aggressively, scoring eight goals in the first half alone. Junior attacker Eric Hager had the Yeomen’s lone goal in the first half, sending Oberlin into the halftime down by a score of 8–1. Senior attacker Nick Lobley and sophomore...

Oberlin Rhinos Hunt for Success

Julie Schreiber

April 8, 2016

Filed under Club & Intramural Sports, SPORTS, Varsity Spring

The Rhinos, Oberlin’s women and trans rugby team, returned from their first spring tournament on Saturday covered in mud and bruises but happy to have finally put their practices to good use in a proper scrum. In their first of three tournaments in their spring season, the Rhinos faced tough competition in Tiffin University and Ohio Wesleyan University, coming away with losses across the board. However, sophomore Leah Cohen said that winning wasn’t the goal this weekend, it was for the team to have the chance to play together outside for the first time this semester and test their skills. “We had a really great time,” Cohen said. “We played well as a team, and it felt like everyone really wanted to be...

Women’s Lacrosse Beats Out OWU Battling Bishops

Women’s Lacrosse Beats Out OWU Battling Bishops

April 8, 2016

The Yeowomen showcased a balanced attack Saturday versus the Ohio Wesleyan University Battling Bishops to earn a decisive 15–5 victory. Eight different players scored for the Yeowomen, advancing the team to 7–3 overall and 2–0 in North Coast Athletic Conference play. Sophomore midfielder Natalie Rauchle netted a team-high three goals, adding to her team-leading season total of 36. Rauchle also contributed two assists en route to her five-point outing. Rauchle, who was sidelined last season...

Player Of The Week: Izzy Gonzalez-Verlarde

Player Of The Week: Izzy Gonzalez-Verlarde

April 8, 2016

Izzy Gonzalez-Velarde tenses over the plate for her opponent’s pitch. Gonzales-Velarde cranked a two-run home run over the center wall against the Kenyon College Ladies at Kenyon’s home field this Saturday. Gonzalez-Velarde contributed to an impressive nine-run third inning for the Yeowomen’s second contest against the Ladies, her second home run of the doubleheader. Oberlin dropped its first game against Kenyon 13–5 and was narrowly defeated in the second game by a score of 18–15, with...

Men’s Tennis Splits Doubleheader

Men’s Tennis Splits Doubleheader

April 8, 2016

The men’s tennis team hosted a doubleheader last weekend, facing North Coast Athletic Conference rival the Denison University Big Red Saturday and a non-conference matchup against the New York University BobCats Sunday. The Yeomen fell 5–4 in the first match but rallied to take home a 5–4 victory on Sunday. Saturday kicked off with doubles action as sophomore Michael Drougas and junior Ian Paik easily beat Denison’s sophomore Jamie McDonald and first-year Blake Burstein 8–3 to take the...

Yeowomen Step Up to Plate in Florida Conference

Julie Schreiber

April 1, 2016

Filed under Softball, SPORTS, Varsity Spring

After a busy break competing under a sweltering Florida sun, the softball team re­turned to campus Sunday and began prepa­rations for Saturday’s first North Coast Ath­letic Conference game. The Florida tournament got off to a rocky start as the Yeowomen fought through con­secutive losses, including a few dramatic nail-biters. On March 20, Oberlin suffered a close 7–6 loss to St. Lawrence University in its first match of the tournament. The team came up short again later in the day, finish­ing 9–1 against the University of Southern Maine. First-year Emma Downing threw six straight innings, keeping St. Lawrence with­in a one-run margin after the team closed the Yeowomen’s strong three-run lead in the...

Player of the Week: Maggie Mullard

Player of the Week: Maggie Mullard

April 1, 2016

Women’s lacross junior attacker Maggie Mullard raises her stick for a stick check after scoring a goal March 2 against the Baldwin Wallace University Yellow Jackets. Mullard scored a game-high four goals in the Yeowomen’s 12–7 win against the Otterbein University Cardinals Wednesday in Westerville, Ohio. The Boxford, MA, native also chipped in three draw controls, a ground ball and two caused turnovers. The Yeowomen are currently 6–3 overall this season and 1–0 in the North Coast Athleti...

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