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Yeowomen Battle Past Gators in Conference Semis

Yeowomen Battle Past Gators in Conference Semis

May 5, 2017

Hosting their first playoff game since a playoff reformatting in 2003, the Yewomen defeated the Allegheny College Gators 13–8 in the NCAC semifinals Wednesday. With the win, Oberlin punched a ticket to its second conference championship in three years, where they will face the No. 1 seeded Denison University Big Red. The Big Red are responsible for the Yeowomen’s only loss this season. “Our coach has this favorite saying, which is ‘any given day,’” said first-year Eliza Amber, who...

Yeomen Record First Conference Win

Yeomen Record First Conference Win

April 21, 2017

Men’s lacrosse broke its five-game North Coast Athletic Conference losing streak, defeating the Wabash College Little Giants 19–7 Saturday. Riding the momentum, the Yeomen downed the Hiram College Terriers 29–1 Tuesday to improve their record to 6–8 overall and 2–5 in North Coast Athletic Conference play. The Yeomen defense set the pace for Saturday’s game, shutting out the Little Giants in the first half as first-year goalkeeper Calvin Filson went five-for-five on saves. Offensively, the Yeom...

See You Later, Gators: Lax Wins 14–3

See You Later, Gators: Lax Wins 14–3

April 14, 2017

Despite a hot start bolstered by a crowd of boisterous fans, the women’s lacrosse team suffered its first loss of the season 15–12 against the Denison University Big Red in a tense back-and-forth contest last Saturday. Oberlin quickly bounced back though, securing a 14–3 win against the Allegheny College Gators Tuesday night. Now 9–1 overall and 3–1 in conference play, Oberlin sits comfortably in second in the North Coast Athletic Conference. “The first real competition we saw was Den...

Yeomen Gear Up for Final NCAC Games

Yeomen Gear Up for Final NCAC Games

April 7, 2017

The Yeomen are fighting tooth and nail for a winning season as they edge closer to their final games with an overall 4–6 season and 0–3 conference record. Most recently, The College of Wooster Fighting Scots set the team back with a 13–8 loss last Saturday. “The Wooster game was an example of us not putting together a 60 minute game,” Head Coach Topher Grossman said. “Mental lapses in the second quarter put us in a hole that was too big to climb out of. We need to run the table if...

Women’s Lacrosse Remains Undefeated

Women’s Lacrosse Remains Undefeated

March 31, 2017

After a month of competition, women’s lacrosse stands alone as the only undefeated team in the North Coast Athletic Conference. The squad is ranked first in conference standings, and its 7–0 record includes a resounding 16–5 win over The College of Wooster, Oberlin’s first win over the Fighting Scots since since 2000. “I’d attribute our strong start to our drive to win and our well-rounded team,” sophomore midfielder Hayley Drapkin said. “On this team, this year, every player can...

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...

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...

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...

Yeowomen Aim High for NCAC

Yeowomen Aim High for NCAC

April 22, 2016

The women’s lacrosse team is on a roll this week, securing two crucial conference wins: one at home Saturday against the Kenyon College Ladies and another Tuesday against the Hiram College Terriers. Saturday’s win against Kenyon was one for the books. Oberlin came out strong and finished the first half on top at 9–6. The Ladies held the Yeowomen 3–3 for a stretch, but once Oberlin broke out on a five-goal streak with contributions from senior captain Grace Barlow, junior Sloane Garelick...

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...

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...

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